Kunigami Village


January 18, 2022

Kunigami Village is a village that belongs to Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture. Located at the northern end of the main island of Okinawa.


It is the northernmost municipality on the main island of Okinawa, and the village office is located about 30km northeast of Nago City. In addition, 95% of the village area is forest, and precious animals such as Okinawa rail, Okinawa woodpecker, and Yanbartenagakogane inhabit. However, the predation and reduction of wildlife by artificially introduced feral cats and small Asian mongoose has become a problem. The terrain is such that the mountains are close to the coast, and each village is located in a very narrow alluvial plain formed by rivers. However, the center of the village, Hentona, Okuma, Momohara, Kaganji, and Hanji are located on a land-tied sandbar with Akamaku Cape at the top, and an exceptionally wide flat land is formed in Kunigami Village. ing. In the Kunigami Mountains, which runs through the village, there are Mt. Yonaha (503m), the highest peak on the main island of Okinawa, Mt. Terukubi, Mt. Nishimedake, and Mt. Iyu. Cape Hedo, which is located at the northernmost tip of the main island of Okinawa, and Yoron Island, which belongs to Kagoshima Prefecture, are only 28 km away, so you can see Yoron Island when it is sunny. However, since Yoron Island is generally flat, it is not as clear as when looking at Cape Hedo from Yoron Island. The US Marine Corps training ground occupies 23% of the village area. Certified as a forest therapy base.


AMeDAS of the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory is installed in two places, the back of the village and Hiji (the latter is only precipitation). In the past, it was also installed on Mt. Yonaha. AMeDAS in the back is the northernmost observation point on the main island of Okinawa. Since the altitude is as high as 232m, it tends to be lower than the temperature of Izenajima and Yoronjima, which are located further north. Often talks about the lowest temperature in. It records single-digit temperatures, which are rare in Okinawa Prefecture, every year. The lowest temperature of the year is mostly observed from January to March. The maximum temperature of 8.4 ° C on February 26, 1981 is the lowest temperature in the history of observation in Okinawa Prefecture. At 22:49 on January 24, 2016, the lowest temperature of 3.1 ° C was observed, and the lowest temperature in the history of observation at the back of Kunigami Village was updated.


Yasuda-There is Yasudagashima about 500m east of the village. Ibe-Yasuda's Koaza Aha Misaku (Churasaku)-Aha's Koaza Iji Uka Ura Back Okuma My land (gaji) Kaganji Ginama Sate (Well) Jashiki Sosu Ie (No) --Sosu's Koaza Tobaru Hama Hanji Hiji (elbow) Hedo Benoki Hentona Yona Also, in the north of the Iji district (near Akasaki) until the Showa era, Tana, and in the west of the Sosu district, Nishimedake (420.1m), on the hillside until the Taisho era. However, all of them were abandoned.

Adjacent municipalities

Kunigami-gun: Ogimi Village, Higashi Village (the latter is Kushi Village until 1923 (Taisho 12)) Yoron-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima (adjacent across the sea, you need to go through Motobu-cho for transportation)



1673 Kunigami Magiri to Taminato Magiri (later Ogimi Magiri) are separated April 1, 1908 (Meiji 41) Kunigami Magiri becomes Kunigami Village due to the island town and village system 1914 (Taisho 3) Abolishing the bansho that used to be in the back, and setting up a government office in Hentona. September 1945 (Showa 20) After the end of the war, Kunigami Village, based on the guidelines for local administrative emergency measures compiled by the Okinawa Advisory Council.

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