At 453.4 meters, this is Okinawa Island’s second highest eminence. The whole area is a natural preserve. Strolling along the paths through the forest, you’ll see a wide variety of wild flowers like Okinawa Orchids. The road up the mountain runs 4 kilometers from the entrance off Prefectural road 84. Beginning in the middle of January, the more than 4,000 Taiwan cherry trees on Mt. Yae burst forth in bright pink blooms, and Japan’s first cherry blossom festival of the year begins.