Daisekirinzan (also known as Asumui) is a park with hiking trails located in Kunigami Village in the northern part of mainland Okinawa, just next to Cape Hedo. If you want to bring out the Boy Scout in you, Daisekirinzan is where you should go.
Considered the birthplace of Okinawa, Daisekirinzan is more than 200 million years old, and believed to be the first part of the island that decided to check out what was above the deep ocean. It is also home to one of the oldest Okinawan prayer sites (Utaki).
There are four hiking trails in Daisekirinzan, ranging from 600 to 1000 meter each. The blue trail is prepared for those who have trouble walking or the wheelchair-bound. The other trails are a bit more challenging though, some parts have ropes to help you get through the rocky environment.
There is also a bus going from the parking lot to the trail head, but it is up to you if you want to take it.
If you are going by car, take route 58 north all the way to the northern tip of the island. When you reach the crossing for Cape Hedo, turn right and follow the sings. If you are going from the southern part of the island, you can take the highway to Kyoda to get there quicker. Pictures: © Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kunigami Village 国頭村（くにがみそん）
Key phrases to show taxi drivers:
How much is it to Daisekirinzan? 大石林山までいくらですか？
How long time does it take to Daisekirinzan? 大石林山までどのぐらいの時間がかかりますか？