Hiji Falls is the largest waterfall in Okinawa with a beautiful trail towards the base pool of only 1.5 kilometers. This short trail in the northern part of the island called Yambaru sounded really easy and effortless until hubby and I proved ourselves wrong hiking it on a humid summer morning. We had never sweated that bad! The staircases were also quite a challenge which are spread throughout the route. Our calves were very sore after.
However, the short trail was magnificent. A wide selection of rare flora and fauna carpeted the track. We even spotted a snake along the way. The stretch of the Hiji River was also captivating, quite a temptation when you are all covered in sweat.
Snakes are something to watch out for on the trail and equally dangerous are the falling rocks along the way.
And oh, I should mention this day was our First Year Wedding Anniversary :)