Access limited to Cape Maeda due to ongoing study through Dec. 6

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Access limited to Cape Maeda due to ongoing study through Dec. 6

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Visitors to one of Okinawa’s top snorkeling spots are being limited through early December.

Cape Maeda draws thousands of visitors every year anxious for a close look at the Mermaid Grotto, a popular diving spot known for beautiful sights and schools of tropical fish.

In an ongoing environmental impact study of the cape, the Okinawa General Bureau is limiting access to the area and waters near the coast to 100 minutes per person with a maximum of 200 people at a time. The study will run until Dec. 6, officials said.

Visitors will be required to pre-register and agree to follow the “Environmental Protection Guidance” and “Instructions of Use.”

If you would plan to visit during the period, visit the Cape Maeda Management Office website. The form needs to be submitted by email.  

For more information, contact JTB at 098-860-7704 or email.


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