Good morning, cherry blossom viewers.
The weather up here is finally going to look better this weekend. According to the weather forecast, we still have occasional rains today (as of Feb. 5, Saturday), but the sun will be up as well. So, if you are planning to visit Nangusuku Hill for flower viewing today, it will be a lot helpful if you bring your umbrella with you. The trails can be slippery as well, so choose your footwear that is non-slippery.
Tomorrow's weather looks even nicer. Just a few things that I should inform you about. Tomorrow (Feb. 6) is Sunday; that means a lot of visitors will gather for flower viewing in Nangusuku area. If you are planning to come here by car using Okinawa Expressway, the road may be congested due to Japanese pro baseball teams' camps held throughout the island. Nippon Ham Fighters, a team that holds training camp here in Nago, attracts many fans who are aiming at "Yoo Chan," this season's number one rookie from Waseda Univ. baseball club.
Besides, there will be Nago Half Marathon tomorrow. I post the road map of the half marathon course to help you plan your trip to Nago. Although Japanese is mostly used on this map, the roads indicated with red lines and arrows will be closed between 9:00AM through 12:00PM for runners.
***To view Nago Half Marathon course, click here.***
If you are planning to visit Nangusuku Hill, tomorrow, the best time to arrive in Nago City is around the noon if you wish to have a lunch picnic there. Any time after 12:00PM will be OK to drive up the hill and park your car at the parking space on the top.
For visitors who have never been to Nago City, let alone Nangusuku Hill, I posted the location of the place on Google Map. If you scroll down my blog a little, you'll find a piece of information about an observation deck on top of the Nankusuku Hill.
About The Author
Welcome to OKINAWA LOCAL TOUR GUIDE'S BLOG.
This blog is created by a local tour guide born and raised in the northern region of Okinawa island. This lush mountainous area is locally known as Yanbaru, and the name means to the locals as a place to enjoy and appreciate nature.
I write, in a rather freewheeling manner, things I see and hear mainly in the nature-rich region of Okinawa . Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan. Come and experience this unique resort island in the heart of subtropical climate and blue ocean.
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