This short walking course takes you to sandy beaches, unusual Buddhist statues and a panoramic view from Mount Konpira
This walking route begins at the port town of Goza on the Sakishima Peninsula, easily accessible via the Ago Bay Liner from Kashikojima as well as by bus, car and bike. A few minutes' walk west from the port is the Ishibotoke-Jizoson, a Buddhist statue depicting Buddha that sits half-submerged in the sea.
Before rejoining the main course, you can take a detour to Goza-Shirahama Beach, which is a popular swimming spot. After relaxing at the beach, head back the way you came until you reach the two-lane national road, then follow that inland toward Mount Konpira. After a few minutes, you'll reach an intersection, with the observatory signposted to the right along a small road.
After enjoying the magnificent view from Mount Konpira Observatory, continue along the path, which leads down toward the Pacific Ocean. Once you reach the prefectural road, turn east and follow the shoreline to Azuri Beach, a picturesque spot with a small pine-topped island sitting just offshore. The Ama Museum and Ama Hut Experience Facility (Satoumi-an) are both nearby.
To return to the start of the walking course, take a bus headed to Ugata.