Outdoors

Hanatate Park is at the top of the mountain behind J’s Resort. There are 10,000 sakura trees planted on the hillside and you can see as far as the ocean on a clear day. This is definitely worth visiting in springtime.

Sakamoto Tanada (map) are terraced rice fields found in the Sakatani district of Nichinan that serve as the base for one of the trails up to Mt. Komatsu.

Mt. Komatsu, Nichinan’s tallest mountain, is

Oshima is an island off the coast of Nango. Less than 15 people live there. It is good for a day trip, but there are also cabins that you can rent to stay the night.

Inohae Gorge is a nice place to go for a hike in the mountains. It’s famous for the many varieties of moss that grow there. Many people come to reap the therapeutic effects that the gorge is said to give. You’ll find some beautiful waterfalls at the end of this trail.

Hachinosu Park (map) in Kitago has tennis courts, a few other sports facilities, and a huge playground for kids. There are some awesome two-story cottages that you can rent out that are fully equipped with a kitchen and futon sets. Piping hot onsen water flows from the taps and these cabins are a great place to throw a party.

Tsunomine in Aburatsu is another of Nichinan’s many hiking spots.

Sea Kayaking from Sakaematsu Beach is not for the faint of heart, but an exciting challenge for those up to the task!

BEACHES

Odotsu Beach is a general swimming beach that is easily accessible by train at Odotsu Station (map). During swimming season, there are many snack shops open. Odotsu beach boasts an outdoor stage where a variety of events are held as well.

Futo Beach in Nichinan (map) is a general swimming beach.

Sakaematsu Beach in Nango (map) is a rocky beach with a private feel that has a small campground. From here you can also go sea kayaking!