- Ogimi MAP
This is the second largest dam in Okinawa, second only to Fukuji Dam. In addition, Taiho Dam is used for a multitude of purposes, including flood control, securing proper flow volumes for downstream currents, and supplying water for municipal use. Three different types of dam structures were built here facing the reservoir, making for a rare scene found nowhere else in Japan.
1357-18 Taminato, Ogimi
B.Mutahara Viewing Platform
Visitors can look out at the Shioya Port, the East China Sea, the Motobu Peninsula, the Kouri Island, and more from this platform. Views of the Shioya Port as the evening sun sets are particularly beautiful. Visitors can enjoy views of the Sakura cherry blossoms in spring, and of the Golden Shower in summer, as they approach the viewing platform from Shioya Port.
100 Taminato, Ogimi
C.Michi no Eki” Roadside Station Ogimi
At the Michi no Eki Roadside Station Ogimi, the location of which is signified with a local Bunagaya mascot figure, you can purchase seasonable vegetables and fruit at the local produce market, or enjoy an Ogimi Soba noodle dish or traditional Okinawan meals at the cafeteria. Visitors can also find the Shinkawa Waterfall, a stone monument carved with the proclamation of “Longest Standing Village in Japan”, and more nearby.
1373 Nerome, Ogimi
D.Souzou no Mura (Eng: Forest of Creation) (aka Forest of the Bunagaya)
Visitors find a steep stairway that climbs up more than 50m after passing through the entrance, and are surrounded by the bright forest of the mountains as they make their way up. As visitors arrive at the Bunagaya Hiroba (Square), they can find towering Indian Laurel trees that create a magical space, and the square also comes with benches and outdoor tables with signs explaining different details about the area.
Uehara, Ogimi 1121-1
E.Ishiyama Viewing Platform
This viewing platform is located within the mountains of the Ogimi village, and on days with good weather, visitors can the nature of Yanbaru in all its majesty, and can look out at both the West and East Coasts. This location is recommended for people who want to get away from the bustle of cities and enjoy a beautiful view. The superb view at this tourist spot is also great for views of the sunrise and of the stars in the night sky.
2268-1 Nerome, Ogimi
F.The Bashofu Assembly Hall
Visitors can view an exhibit of Bashofu items, purchase products for sale, and watch a recorded video of the Bashofu production process all on the first floor. On the second floor, visitors can view the unique work process, which changes based on the season, for themselves. Open Days: All days excluding Sundays, the Bon Festival, and the end of the year (from 12/29 to 1/3). Open Times: (April to October) 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, (November to March) 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. TEL: 0980-44-3033.
454 Kijoka, Ogimi
G.The Old Ogimi Town Hall
The building is designated by the Prefecture as a tangible cultural asset (construction category). The building is also the oldest full-scale reinforced-concrete building found within Okinawa, and was completed in 1925. Built in consideration of the weather and natural features of Okinawa using the techniques of village architect Tsutomu Kiyomura and local Ogimi carpenters (called Igimi Deiku), the building was constructed with a superior design with particular measures taken to reduce the wind pressure felt during Typhoon storms, such as by using level octagonal shape.
157-2 Oganeku, Ogimi