A paradise in which time stands still. The Garcinias of Bise
post : 2013.09.05 00:00
Sunlight falling between the trees in a seemingly endless green tunnel.
And all along the way, silent garcinia trees are planted.
Very near the famous "Churaumi Aquarium"in Okinawa,
you can find the gracinia trees on the northern part of the main island in Okinawa.
Okinawa is called the "Ginza of Typhoons" because of the very high typhoon incidence of the region and these trees are said to have been planted as protection from strong winds and people have said that some of those trees are 300 years old.
Walking along the trees, we encountered a water buffalo.
It is possible to ride a water buffalo carriage and receive guidance from the locals.
The price is 2000 yen for up to 4 people. Any additional people are 500 yen each.
You can take the whole course in 20 minutes.
You can smell the salt on the wind while walking among the trees.
After leaving the road, and you can find the white sand and the blue sea.
On sunny days you are able to see a mountain on Iejima island called Mt. Gusuku (locally known as tacchuu).
"Tacchuu", in Okinawan dialect means "something pointed".
The Okinawan culture is in harmony with nature. It is a place in which time seems to stand still.
●Gracinias of Bise
Okinawa-ken, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-chou, Bise
●Motobu town Tourism Society Homepage