List of Natural Monuments of Japan (Okinawa)

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This list is of the Natural Monuments of Japan within the Prefecture of Okinawa.[1]

National Natural Monuments[edit]

As of 1 September 2017, fifty-five Monuments have been designated, including five *Special Natural Monuments.[2][3][4]

Monument Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
*Oriental stork
Ciconia boyciana
コウノトリ
kōnotori
Kounotori 06f4233q.jpg 1.2 [1]
*Short-tailed albatross
Phoebastria albatrus
アホウドリ
ahōdori
Short tailed Albatross1.jpg 1.2 [2]
*Okinawa woodpecker
Dendrocopos noguchii
ノグチゲラ
noguchigera
PicusNoguchiiKeulemans.jpg 1.1 [3]
*Iriomote cat
Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis
イリオモテヤマネコ
Iriomote yamaneko
1.1 [4]
*Crested serpent eagle
Spilornis cheela
カンムリワシ
kanmuri-washi
Crested serpent eagle SOP.jpg 1.1 [5]
Ryukyu robin
Erithacus komadori
アカヒケ
akahige
Erithacus komadori 1838.jpg 1.1 [6]
Concave land hermit crab
Coenobita cavipes
オカヤドカリ
okayadokari
Coenobita cavipes Reversed BP 1.jpg 1.1, 2 [7]
Japanese wood pigeon
Columba janthina
カラスバト
karasu-bato
Columba janthina Neo Park.jpg 1.2 [8]
Dugong
Dugong dugon
ジュゴン
jugon
Dugong Marsa Alam.jpg 1.2 [9]
Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat
Diplothrix legata
ケナガネズミ
kenaga-nezumi
ケナガネズミ.JPG 1.2 [10]
Tokudaia
Diplothrix legata
トゲネズミ
toge-nezumi
the genus comprises three endemic species of spiny rat 1.1 [11]
Yellow-margined box turtle
Cuora flavomarginata
セマルハコガメ
semaruhako-game
Cuora flavomarginata evelynae.jpg 1.1 [12]
Ryukyuan common emerald dove
Chalcophaps indica yamashinai
リュウキュウキンバト
Ryūkyū kin-bato
Chalcophaps indica -a pair in captivity-8a.jpg 1.1 [13]
Daitō fruit bat
Pteropus dasymallus daitoensis
ダイトウオオコウモリ
Daitō ookoumori
Ryukyu Flying Fox.jpg 1.1 [14]
Japanese murrelet
Synthliboramphus wumizusume
カンムリウミスズメ
kanmuri umisuzume
Synthliboramphus wumizusume -Japan-8.jpg 1.1 [15]
Ijima's leaf warbler
Phylloscopus ijimae
イイジマムシクイ
Iijima mushikui
1.1 [16]
Kishinoue's giant skink
Plestiodon kishinouyei
キシノウエトカケ
Kishnoue-togake
1.1 [17]
Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle
Geoemyda japonica
リュウキュウヤマガメ
Ryūkyū yama-game
Geoemyda japonica by OpenCage.jpg 1.1 [18]
Okinawa rail
Gallirallus okinawae
ヤンバルクイナ
Yanbaru kuina
Okinawa Rail.jpg 1.1 [19]
Yanbaru long-armed scarab beetle
Cheirotonus jambar
ヤンバルテナガコガネ
Yanbaru tenagakogane
1.1 [20]
Kerama deer and its habitat
Cervus nippon keramae
ケラマジカおよびその生息地
Kerama-jika oyobi sono seisokuchi
Zamami Cervus nippon keramae.jpg 26°12′58″N 127°14′40″E / 26.2161188°N 127.24449831°E / 26.2161188; 127.24449831 (Kerama deer and its habitat) 1.1 [21]
Ubundoru satakentia communities
Satakentia liukiuensis
ウブンドルのヤエヤマヤシ群落
Ubundoru no yaeyama-yashi gunraku
Taketomi on Iriomote 24°18′37″N 123°50′54″E / 24.31037333°N 123.84842893°E / 24.31037333; 123.84842893 (Ubundoru satakentia communities) 2.2 [22]
Ntanāra looking-glass mangrove communities
Heritiera littoralis
ンタナーラのサキシマスオウノキ群落
Ntanāra no Sakishima suōnoki gunraku
Ishigaki 24°20′22″N 124°09′14″E / 24.33936111°N 124.15383055°E / 24.33936111; 124.15383055 (Ntanāra looking-glass mangrove communities) 2.2 [23]
Aha Tanaga-gumui plant communities
安波のタナガーグムイの植物群落
Aha no Tanagā-gumui shokubutsu gunraku
Kunigami 26°43′27″N 128°17′06″E / 26.72421642°N 128.28513075°E / 26.72421642; 128.28513075 (Aha Tanaga-gumui plant communities) 2.2 [24]
Iheya Island Nentō Hiramatsu
Pinus luchuensis
伊平屋島念頭平松
Iheya-jima no nentō hiramatsu
Iheya Nento Hiramatsu (Iheya Okinawa).jpg 27°02′21″N 127°58′07″E / 27.03930555°N 127.96872472°E / 27.03930555; 127.96872472 (Iheya Island Nentō Hiramatsu) 2.1 [25]
Shio River
塩川
Shio-gawa
Motobu Shiokawa of the Japanese natural monument.JPG 26°36′57″N 127°53′42″E / 26.61572222°N 127.89505555°E / 26.61572222; 127.89505555 (Shio River) 3.9 [26]
Shimojishima Tōri-ike
下地島の通り池
Shimoji-jima no Tōri-ike
Miyakojima also a Place of Scenic Beauty Toriike.jpg 24°49′30″N 125°08′15″E / 24.82486382°N 125.13762353°E / 24.82486382; 125.13762353 (Shimojishima Tōri-ike) 3.6, 7, 9 [27]
Kiyan Coast and Arasaki Coast
喜屋武海岸及び荒崎海岸
Kiyan kaigan oyobi Arasaki kaigan
Itoman also a Place of Scenic Beauty Kiyan misaki.jpg 26°07′48″N 127°39′55″E / 26.129925°N 127.66518027°E / 26.129925; 127.66518027 (Kiyan Coast and Arasaki Coast) 2.3, 5; 3.9 [28]
Kudaka Island coastal plant communities
久高島の海岸植物群落
Kudaka-jima no kaigan shokubutsu gunraku
Nanjō 26°09′39″N 127°53′12″E / 26.160816°N 127.886792°E / 26.160816; 127.886792 (Kudaka Island coastal plant communities) 2.2 [29]
Kumejima five-branch pine
久米の五枝のマツ
Kume no goeda no matsu
Kumejima 26°21′31″N 126°44′33″E / 26.35869184°N 126.74251145°E / 26.35869184; 126.74251145 (Kumejima five-branch pine) 2.1 [30]
Kumejima Ōjima Tatami-ishi
久米島町奥武島の畳石
Kumejima Ōjima tatami ishi
Kumejima Tatami ishi.JPG 26°20′25″N 126°48′19″E / 26.34016666°N 126.80518583°E / 26.34016666; 126.80518583 (Kumejima Ōjima Tatami-ishi) [31]
Miyako-jima limestone terraces
宮古島保良の石灰華段丘
Miyakojima hora no sekkai-ka dankyū
Miyakojima 24°48′21″N 125°16′50″E / 24.80596944°N 125.28068888°E / 24.80596944; 125.28068888 (Miyakojima limestone terraces) [32]
Miyara River mangrove forest
宮良川のヒルギ林
Miyara-gawa no hirgui-rin
Ishigaki Mangrove of Miyara River.jpg 24°21′37″N 124°12′35″E / 24.36029208°N 124.20979159°E / 24.36029208; 124.20979159 (Miyara River mangrove forest) 2.2 [33]
Gesashi Bay mangrove forest
慶佐次湾のヒルギ林
Gesaji-wan no hirgui-rin
Higashi Mangrove of Gesashi Bay.jpg 26°36′19″N 128°08′34″E / 26.60531168°N 128.14272502°E / 26.60531168; 128.14272502 (Gesashi Bay mangrove forest) 2.2 [34]
Komi looking-glass mangrove communities
Heritiera littoralis
古見のサキシマスオウノキ群落
Komi no Sakishima suōnoki gunraku
Taketomi on Iriomote Heritiera littoralis - Sakishimasuo - Iriomote island Japan.jpg 24°18′45″N 123°54′17″E / 24.31255555°N 123.90480555°E / 24.31255555; 123.90480555 (Komi looking-glass mangrove communities) 2.1, 2 [35]
Ara River Formosan cherry habitat
Prunus campanulata
荒川のカンヒザクラ自生地
Ara-kawa no kanhizakura jiseichi
Ishigaki Hikanzakura.JPG 24°26′22″N 124°11′05″E / 24.43938873°N 124.18475301°E / 24.43938873; 124.18475301 (Ara River Formosan cherry habitat) 2.2 [36]
Shima-chisujinori in Shikina-en
Thorea gaudichaudii
識名園のシマチスジノリ発生地
Shikina-en no shima-chisujinori hassei-chi
Naha 26°12′14″N 127°42′56″E / 26.203854°N 127.715462°E / 26.203854; 127.715462 (Shima-chisujinori in Shikina-en) 2.12 [37]
Shurikinjō giant Bishop wood
Bischofia javanica
首里金城の大アカギ
Shurikinjō no ōakagi
Naha Bischofia javanica 05.JPG 26°12′57″N 127°42′58″E / 26.21588888°N 127.71605555°E / 26.21588888; 127.71605555 (Shurikinjō giant Bishop wood) 2.1 [38]
Shoshi utaki plant communities
諸志御嶽の植物群落
Shoshi utaki no shokubutsu gunraku
Nakijin 26°41′40″N 127°56′46″E / 26.69433065°N 127.94622011°E / 26.69433065; 127.94622011 (Shoshi utaki plant communities) 2.1, 2 [39]
Hoshitate Natural Protected Area
星立天然保護区域
Hoshitate tennen hogo kuiki
Taketomi on Iriomote 24°23′46″N 123°45′54″E / 24.39623198°N 123.76488461°E / 24.39623198; 123.76488461 (Hoshitate Natural Protected Area) [40]
Ishigaki east coast tsunami rocks
石垣島東海岸の津波石群
Ishigaki-jima higashi kaigan no tsunami ishi-gun
Ishigaki left behind by the 1771 Great Yaeyama Tsunami Ishigaki oohama tsunamiishi.jpg 24°20′45″N 124°12′01″E / 24.345933°N 124.200241°E / 24.345933; 124.200241 (Ishigaki east coast tsunami rocks) [41]
Funaura Nipa palm communities
Nypa fruticans
船浦のニッパヤシ群落
Funaura no nippayashi gunraku
Taketomi on Iriomote Nypa fruticans Wurmb.jpg 24°23′49″N 123°48′40″E / 24.39693938°N 123.81108701°E / 24.39693938; 123.81108701 (Funaura Nipa palm communities) 2.10 [42]
Ōike Black mangrove communities
Bruguiera gymnorhiza
大池のオヒルギ群落
Ōike no ohirugi gunraku
Minamidaitō Minamidaito-148.jpg 25°51′26″N 131°14′19″E / 25.85714038°N 131.23850183°E / 25.85714038; 131.23850183 (Ōike Black mangrove communities) 2.5 [43]
Nakanokami Island sea bird breeding grounds
仲の神島海鳥繁殖地
Nakanokami-shima kaichō hanshokuchi
Taketomi Nakanokamishima.jpg 24°11′40″N 123°33′46″E / 24.19436508°N 123.56269191°E / 24.19436508; 123.56269191 (Nakanokami Island sea bird breeding grounds) 1.3 [44]
Nakama River Natural Protected Area
仲間川天然保護区域
Nakama-gawa tennen hogo kuiki
Taketomi on Iriomote Nakama River Iriomote Okinawa Japan06s3.jpg 24°17′13″N 123°52′10″E / 24.28694567°N 123.86943853°E / 24.28694567; 123.86943853 (Nakama River Natural Protected Area) [45]
Nagahagu cliff and scree special plant communities
長幕崖壁及び崖錐の特殊植物群落
Nagahagu gaiheki oyobi gaisui no tokushu shokubutsu gunraku
Kitadaitō 25°56′12″N 131°18′04″E / 25.93654958°N 131.30118219°E / 25.93654958; 131.30118219 (Nagahagu cliff and scree special plant communities) 2.3, 12 [46]
Takō Gogan plant communities
田港御願の植物群落
Takō gogan no shokubutsu gunraku
Ōgimi 26°40′05″N 128°07′33″E / 26.66795807°N 128.12576753°E / 26.66795807; 128.12576753 (Takō Gogan plant communities) 2.1, 2 [47]
Minamidaitō east coast plant communities
南大東島東海岸植物群落
Ōike no ohirugi gunraku
Minamidaitō 25°49′58″N 131°15′58″E / 25.83284493°N 131.26613843°E / 25.83284493; 131.26613843 (Minamidaitō east coast plant communities) 2.5, 12 [48]
Yabiji
八重干瀬
Yabiji
Miyakojima also a Place of Scenic Beauty Yabishi2.jpg 24°59′56″N 125°15′53″E / 24.998889°N 125.264694°E / 24.998889; 125.264694 (Yabiji) [49]
Hirakubo Yaeyama rosewood
Pterocarpus indicus
平久保のヤエヤマシタン
Hirakubo no Yaeyama shitan
Ishigaki 24°35′04″N 124°19′21″E / 24.58456455°N 124.32260471°E / 24.58456455; 124.32260471 (Hirakubo Yaeyama rosewood) 2.1 [50]
Hirakubo Yasura Angiosperm communities
Hernandia nymphaeaefolia Kubizki
平久保安良のハスノハギリ群落
Hirakubo Yasura no hasunohagiri gunraku
Ishigaki 24°20′22″N 124°09′14″E / 24.33936111°N 124.15383055°E / 24.33936111; 124.15383055 (Hirakubo Yasura Angiosperm communities) [51]
Yonehara satakentia communities
Satakentia liukiuensis
米原のヤエヤマヤシ群落
Yonehara no yaeyama-yashi gunraku
Ishigaki Satake palm trees (Satakentia liukiuensis) in native forest of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan.jpg 24°26′42″N 124°11′37″E / 24.44488662°N 124.19373555°E / 24.44488662; 124.19373555 (Yonehara satakentia communities) 2.2 [52]
Nago "Hinpun Gajumaru"
Ficus microcarpa
名護のひんぷんガジュマル
Nago no hinpun gajumaru
Nago Hinpun Gajumaru.jpg 26°35′14″N 127°59′09″E / 26.587337°N 127.985947°E / 26.587337; 127.985947 (Nago "Hinpun Gajumaru") 2.1 [53]
Nago City Kayō folds
名護市嘉陽層の褶曲
Nago-shi kayō-sō no shūkyoku
Nago 26°35′30″N 127°58′39″E / 26.59177222°N 127.97760527°E / 26.59177222; 127.97760527 (Nago City Kayō Folds) 3.1, 2, 3 [54]
Mount Yonaha Natural Protected Area
与那覇岳天然保護区域
Yonaha-dake tennen hogo kuiki
Kunigami Yonaha-dake.JPG 26°42′43″N 128°13′25″E / 26.71182123°N 128.22352182°E / 26.71182123; 128.22352182 (Mount Yonaha Natural Protected Area) [55]

Prefectural Natural Monuments[edit]

As of 1 May 2017, forty-nine Monuments have been designated at a prefectural level.[4][5]

Monument Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Great nawab
Polyura eudamippus
フタオチョウ
Futao-chō
Nymphalidae - Polyura eudamippus-001.JPG for all refs see [56]
Orange oakleaf
Kallima inachus
コノハチョウ
Konoha-chō
Kallima inachus.jpg
Asahinakimadaraseseri
アサヒナキマダラセセリ
Asahinakimadara-seseri
skipper butterfly found on Ishigaki and Iriomote
Anderson's crocodile newt
Echinotriton andersoni
イボイモリ
Iboimori
Echinotriton andersoni by OpenCage.jpg
Kuroiwa's ground gecko
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae
クロイワトカゲモドキ
Kuroiwa tokagemodoki
designation includes the subspecies Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis (マダラトカゲモドキ) GoniurosaurusAT.JPG
Atlas moth
Attacus atlas ryukyuensis
ヨナグニサン
Yonagunisan
Attacus atlas-01 (xndr).jpg
Kikuzato's brook snake
Opisthotropis kikuzatoi
キクザトサワヘビ
Kikuzato sawahebi
Holst's frog
Babina holsti
ホルストガエル
Horusuto-gaeru
Okinawa wart frog
Limnonectes namiyei
ナミエガエル
Namie-gaeru
Ishikawa's frog
Odorrana ishikawae
イシカワガエル
Ishikawa-gaeru
Rana ishikawae.jpg
Yonaguni Mount Urabu Atlas moth habitat
Attacus atlas ryukyuensis
与那国島宇良部岳ヨナグニサン生息地
Yonaguni-jima Urabu-dake yonagunisan seisokuchi
Yonaguni 24°27′05″N 123°00′13″E / 24.451369°N 123.003531°E / 24.451369; 123.003531 (Yonaguni Mount Urabu Atlas moth habitat)
Miyako pony
宮古馬
Miyako uma
Miyako Miyako miyakouma 2014.jpg
Chaan chicken
チャーン
Chaan
Uruma
Amami woodcock
Scolopax mira
アマミヤマシギ
Amami yamashigi
Kumejima firefly
クメジマボタル
Kumejima botaru
Ryukyu Inu
琉球犬
Ryūkyū inu
Miyako freshwater crab
Geothelphusa miyakoensis
ミヤコサワガニ
Miyako sawagani
Amesoko Shima-chisujinori
天底のシマチスジノリ
Amesoko no shimachisujinori
Nakijin 26°40′45″N 127°58′43″E / 26.679061°N 127.978492°E / 26.679061; 127.978492 (Amesoko, Nakijin)
Imadomari tropical almond
Terminalia catappa
今泊のコバテイシ
Imadomari no kobateishi
Nakijin 26°42′10″N 127°55′46″E / 26.702756°N 127.929568°E / 26.702756; 127.929568 (Imadomari tropical almond)
Mount Kuba
田名のクバ山
Dana no Kuba-yama
Iheya 27°05′28″N 128°01′13″E / 27.090995°N 128.020313°E / 27.090995; 128.020313 (Mount Kuba)
Izena Castle Site selaginella tamariscina communities
伊是名城跡のイワヒバ群落
Izena-jō ato no iwahiba gunraku
Izena Selaginella tamariscina OB10.jpg 26°54′53″N 127°57′09″E / 26.914685°N 127.952410°E / 26.914685; 127.952410 (Izena Castle Site selaginella tamariscina communities)
Funauki Yaeyama hamago
Vitex trifolia var. bicolor
船浮のヤエヤマハマゴウ
Funauki no Yaeyama hamago
Taketomi 24°20′17″N 123°43′43″E / 24.338056°N 123.728611°E / 24.338056; 123.728611 (Funauki, Iriomote)
Miyatori-on Ehretia dichotoma
宮鳥御嶽のリュウキュウチシャノキ
Miyatori-on no Ryūkyū chishanoki
Ishigaki 24°20′17″N 123°43′43″E / 24.338056°N 123.728611°E / 24.338056; 123.728611 (Miyatori-on Ehretia dichotoma)
Une Sago palm
Cycas revoluta
宇根の大ソテツ
Une no ōsotetsu
Kumejima Uneno osotetsu.JPG 26°20′59″N 126°48′43″E / 26.349691°N 126.811838°E / 26.349691; 126.811838 (Une Sago palm)
Aha looking-glass mangrove
Heritiera littoralis
安波のサキシマスオウノキ
Aha no Sakishima suōnoki
Kunigami Starr 080530-4634 Heritiera littoralis.jpg 26°42′57″N 128°17′11″E / 26.715824°N 128.286270°E / 26.715824; 128.286270 (Aha, Kunigami)
Sashiki Fusozaki coast Myoporum bontioides communities
敷町冨祖崎海岸のハマジンチョウ群落
Sashiki-chō Fusozaki kaigan no hamajinchō gunraku
Nanjō Hamajincho1401-2.jpg 26°10′42″N 127°47′29″E / 26.178259°N 127.791424°E / 26.178259; 127.791424 (Fusozaki, Nanjō)
Maja Garcinia subelliptica
真謝のチュラフクギ
Maja no chura fukugi
Kumejima Garcinia subelliptica.jpg 26°21′06″N 126°48′35″E / 26.351719°N 126.809778°E / 26.351719; 126.809778 (Maja Garcinia subelliptica)
Cape Manza limestone plant communities
万座毛石灰岩植物群落
Manza-mō sekkaigan shokubutsu gunraku
Onna Rocks in Mazamo.jpg 26°30′16″N 127°51′02″E / 26.504451°N 127.850475°E / 26.504451; 127.850475 (Cape Manza limestone plant communities)
Nakasuji Nebaru-utaki subtropical coastal forest
仲筋村ネバル御嶽の亜熱帯海岸林
Nakasuji-mura Nebaru-utaki no anettai kaigan rin
Ishigaki 24°26′52″N 124°09′22″E / 24.447843°N 124.156011°E / 24.447843; 124.156011 (Kabira, Ishigaki)
Miyazatomae-utaki Angiosperm forest
Hernandia nymphaeaefolia Kubizki
宮里前の御嶽のハスノハギリ林
Miyazatomae no utaki no hasunohagiri rin
Nago 26°35′39″N 127°58′20″E / 26.594245°N 127.972097°E / 26.594245; 127.972097 (Miyazato, Nago)
Nago guard-house site Garcinia subelliptica
名護番所跡のフクギ
Nago bansho ato no fukugi-gun
Nago Fukugi Tree (Garcinia subelliptica) 1.jpg 26°35′10″N 127°59′12″E / 26.586089°N 127.986581°E / 26.586089; 127.986581 (Nago guard-house site Garcinia subelliptica)
Ōgimi-utaki Fountain palm communities
Livistona chinensis
大宜味御嶽のビロウ群落
Ōgimi-utaki no birō gunraku
Ōgimi Starr 070306-5205 Livistona chinensis.jpg 26°42′02″N 128°07′12″E / 26.700609°N 128.120070°E / 26.700609; 128.120070 (Ōgimi-utaki Fountain palm communities)
Kuninaka-utaki plant communities
国仲御嶽の植物群落
Kuninaka-utaki no shokubutsu gunraku
Miyakojima 24°49′37″N 125°10′27″E / 24.826823°N 125.174265°E / 24.826823; 125.174265 (Kuninaka-utaki plant communities)
Shiokawa-utaki plant communities and Garcinia subelliptica
塩川御嶽の植物群落並びにフクギ並木
Shiokawa-utaki no shokubutsu gunraku narabini fukugi namiki
Tarama Fukugi Tree (Garcinia subelliptica) 2.jpg 24°39′55″N 124°42′40″E / 24.665348°N 124.711089°E / 24.665348; 124.711089 (Shiokawa-utaki plant communities and Garcinia subelliptica)
Ungusuku-utaki Garcinia subelliptica communities
運城御嶽のフクギ群落
Ungusuku-utaki no fukugi gunraku
Tarama 24°40′21″N 124°42′08″E / 24.672388°N 124.702270°E / 24.672388; 124.702270 (Ungusuku-utaki Garcinia subelliptica communities)
Tarama Island Ntabaru-utaki plant communities
多良間島の土原御嶽の植物群落
Tarama-jima no Ntabaru-utaki no shokubutsu gunraku
Tarama 24°40′06″N 124°42′02″E / 24.668410°N 124.700425°E / 24.668410; 124.700425 (Nakasuji, Tarama)
Tarama Island Minebaru plant communities
多良間島の嶺原の植物群落
Tarama-jima no Minebaru no shokubutsu gunraku
Tarama 24°40′06″N 124°42′02″E / 24.668410°N 124.700425°E / 24.668410; 124.700425 (Nakasuji, Tarama)
Tarama Island Hōgo forest
多良間島の抱護林
Tarama-jima no hōgo rin
Tarama 24°39′15″N 124°43′34″E / 24.654194°N 124.726238°E / 24.654194; 124.726238 (Tarama Island Hōgo forest)
Akara-utaki Quercus phillyraeoides and Okinawa pine plant communities
Pinus luchuensis
アカラ御嶽のウバメガシ及びリュウキュウマツ等の植物群落の植物群落
Akara-utaki no ubamegashi oyobi Ryūkyū-matsu tō no shokubutsu gunraku
Izena Quercus phillyraeoides1.jpg 26°55′07″N 127°57′30″E / 26.918711°N 127.958289°E / 26.918711; 127.958289 (Akara-utaki Quercus phillyraeoides and Okinawa pine plant communities)
Higashi-hennazaki raised coral coast and plant communities
東平安名岬の隆起珊瑚礁海岸風衝植物群落
Higashi-hennazaki no ryūki sangoshō kaigan fūshō shokubutsu gunraku
Miyakojima 24°43′08″N 125°28′10″E / 24.7189°N 125.469336°E / 24.7189; 125.469336 (Higashi-hennazaki raised coral coast and plant communities)
Aguni Nishi-no-Ugan plant communities
粟国村字西の御願の植物群落
Aguni-son aza nishi no ugan no shokubutsu gunraku
Aguni 26°34′55″N 127°13′25″E / 26.581860°N 127.223690°E / 26.581860; 127.223690 (Aguni Nishi-no-ugan plant communities)
Hiji Kodama Forest plant communities
比地の小玉森の植物群落
Hiji no Kodama-mori no shokubutsu gunraku
Kunigami 26°43′39″N 128°10′42″E / 26.727580°N 128.178414°E / 26.727580; 128.178414 (Hiji Kodama Forest plant communities)
Kumaya Cave
くまや洞窟
Kumaya dōkutsu
Iheya 27°05′30″N 128°01′00″E / 27.091683°N 128.016601°E / 27.091683; 128.016601 (Kumaya Cave)
Nakashima giant stone
仲島の大石
Nakashima no ōishi
Naha also a Prefectural Historic Site Nakajima no Ooishi.JPG 26°12′41″N 127°40′37″E / 26.211289°N 127.677044°E / 26.211289; 127.677044 (Nakashima giant stone)
Kijoka Itajiki coast itabishi
喜如嘉板敷海岸の板干瀬
Kijoka Itajiki kaigan no itabishi
Ōgimi 26°42′19″N 128°08′07″E / 26.705374°N 128.135245°E / 26.705374; 128.135245 (Kijoka Itajiki coast itabishi)
Motobu Ōishibaru Ammonite fossils
本部町大石原のアンモナイト化石
Motobu-chō Ōishibaru no anmonaito kaseki
Motobu 26°41′35″N 127°52′30″E / 26.693121°N 127.874922°E / 26.693121; 127.874922 (Motobu Ōishibaru Ammonite fossils)
Kitadaitō Nakano Hokusendō Cave
北大東村字中野の北泉洞
Kitadaitō-son aza Nakano no Hokusen-dō
Kitadaitō 25°56′59″N 131°18′28″E / 25.949635°N 131.307769°E / 25.949635; 131.307769 (Kitadaitō Nakano Hokusendō Cave)
Mount Katsuu, Mount Awa, and Mount Yae Nature Reserve
嘉津宇岳安和岳八重岳自然保護区
Katsuu-dake Awa-dake Yae-dake shizen hogoku
Nago, Motobu 26°37′52″N 127°56′06″E / 26.631022°N 127.934956°E / 26.631022; 127.934956 (Mount Katsuu, Mount Awa, and Mount Yae Nature Reserve)
Yonaguni Mount Kubura Natural Protected Area
与那国島久部良岳天然保護区域
Yonaguni-jima Kubura-dake tennen hogo kuiki
Yonaguni 24°27′18″N 122°57′29″E / 24.455039°N 122.958070°E / 24.455039; 122.958070 (Yonaguni Mount Kubura Natural Protected Area)

Municipal Natural Monuments[edit]

As of 1 May 2017, one hundred and twenty-two Monuments have been designated at a municipal level.[4][6]

Monument Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Ada Planchonella obovata Forest Reserve
安田のアカテツ保安林
Ada no akatetsu hoan-rin
Kunigami 26°44′42″N 128°19′01″E / 26.744878°N 128.316942°E / 26.744878; 128.316942 (Ada Planchonella obovata Forest Reserve) for all refs see [57]
Shioya-ufuncha Angiosperms
Hernandiaceae
塩屋ウフンチャのハスノハギリ
Shioya-ufuncha no hasunohagiri
Ōgimi 26°40′18″N 128°06′22″E / 26.671728°N 128.106173°E / 26.671728; 128.106173 (Shioya-ufuncha Angiosperms)
Looking-glass mangrove
Heritiera littoralis
サキシマスオウノキ
Sakishima suōnoki
Higashi
Michelia compressa
オガタマノキ
Ogatamanoki
Higashi 26°36′15″N 128°07′14″E / 26.604109°N 128.120660°E / 26.604109; 128.120660 (Arume, Higashi)
Nakasone Kakihatahara Nahakihagi communities
Dendrolobium umbellatum
仲宗根垣畑原のナハキハギ群落
Nakasone Kakihatahara no nahakihagi gunraku
Nakijin
Ōhama foraminiferal limestone
大浜の有孔虫石灰岩
Ōhama no yūkōchū sekkaigan
Motobu 26°39′26″N 127°52′58″E / 26.657102°N 127.882714°E / 26.657102; 127.882714 (Ōhama, Motobu)
Okinawa Little Japanese horseshoe bat
Rhinolophus pumilus pumilus
オキナワコキクガシラコウモリ
Okinawa kokikugashira kōmori
Nago
Sumuide sea fig
Ficus superba
済井出のアコウ
Sumuide no akō
Nago 26°40′06″N 128°01′14″E / 26.668393°N 128.020624°E / 26.668393; 128.020624 (Sumuide, Nago)
Ōshittai Quercus miyagii
オキナワウラジロガシ
Ōshittai no Okinawa urajirogashi
Nago Quercus miyagii.JPG 26°37′48″N 128°04′40″E / 26.630120°N 128.077710°E / 26.630120; 128.077710 (Ōshittai Quercus miyagii)
Agarie sea mango
Cerbera manghas
東江のミフクラギ
Agarie no mifukuragi
Nago 26°34′57″N 127°59′15″E / 26.582510°N 127.987467°E / 26.582510; 127.987467 (Agarie, Nago)
Kyoda Quercus phillyraeoides
許田のウバメガシ
Kyoda no ubamegashi
Nago Quercus phillyraeoides - Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden - DSC02366.JPG 26°32′32″N 127°58′20″E / 26.542106°N 127.972214°E / 26.542106; 127.972214 (Kyoda, Nago)
Sokoniya Okami-matsu
底仁屋の御神松
Sokoniya okamimatsu
Nago 26°34′23″N 128°07′20″E / 26.572965°N 128.122156°E / 26.572965; 128.122156 (Sokoniya Okami-matsu)
Yabu Elementary School deigo
Erythrina variegata
屋部小学校のデイゴ
Yabu shōgakkō no deigo
Nago Starr 080604-6176 Erythrina variegata.jpg 26°36′05″N 127°57′13″E / 26.601298°N 127.953475°E / 26.601298; 127.953475 (Yabu Elementary School deigo)
Yagaji Elementary School sea fig
Ficus superba
屋我地小学校のアコウ
Yagaji shōgakkō no akō
Nago 26°39′20″N 128°00′30″E / 26.655520°N 128.008302°E / 26.655520; 128.008302 (Yagaji Elementary School sea fig)
Ōura mangroves
大浦のマングローブ林
Ōura no mangurōbu-rin
Nago 26°33′33″N 128°02′33″E / 26.559075°N 128.042537°E / 26.559075; 128.042537 (Ōura, Nago)
Makiya powder-puff trees
Barringtonia racemosa
真喜屋のサガリバナ
Makiya no sagaribana
Nago 26°37′29″N 128°02′24″E / 26.624819°N 128.039893°E / 26.624819; 128.039893 (Makiya, Nago)
Gyokusendō Cave
玉泉洞
Gyokusendō
Nanjō Gyokusendo Nanjo Okinawa Japan03s3104.jpg 26°08′14″N 127°45′07″E / 26.137336°N 127.751808°E / 26.137336; 127.751808 (Gyokusendō Cave)
Ishigaki niinii
Platypleura albivannata
イシガキニイニイ
Ishigaki niinii
Ishigaki
Fukidō River Rhizophoraceae communities
吹通川のヒルギ群落
Fukidō-gawa no hirugi gunraku
Ishigaki
Obama-utaki Ehretia dichotoma
小浜御嶽のリュウキュウチシャノキ
Obama-utaki no Ryūkyū chishanoki
Ishigaki
Old mulberry tree
桑の老木
kuwa no rōki
Taketomi on Kuroshima Island
Beach rosewood communities
浜シタン群落
Hama shitan gunraku
Taketomi on Hateruma
Hatoma Nakamui
鳩間中森
Hatoma Nakamui
Taketomi on Hatoma 24°28′14″N 123°49′16″E / 24.470537°N 123.821232°E / 24.470537; 123.821232 (Hatoma Nakamui)
Old tabu tree
Machilus thunbergii
タブの老木
tabu no rōki
Taketomi on Iriomote 24°23′27″N 123°44′42″E / 24.390852°N 123.745009°E / 24.390852; 123.745009 (Old tabu tree)
Kamadoma kubadesa
カマドマのクバデサー
Kamadoma no kubadesaa
Taketomi on Iriomote
Kōkihara gajumaru communities
Ficus microcarpa
コーキ原のガジュマル群落
Kōkihara no gajumaru gunraku
Taketomi on Kohama Island Starr 080601-5190 Ficus microcarpa.jpg
Asabishibana
アサビシバナ(遊び岩)
Asabishibana (asobi-iwa)
Taketomi on Kuroshima Island
Yonaguni horse
与那国馬
Yonaguni uma
Yonaguni Yonaguni horse.jpg
Irimaka large deigo
Erythrina variegata
西真嘉大デイコ
Irimaka ō-deigo
Yonaguni Flower I IMG 3974.jpg
Kubura Mittō wetlands
久部良ミットゥ湿地帯
Kubura mittō shitchitai
Yonaguni
Aragabana zone
アラガバナ一帯
Aragabana ittai
Yonaguni
Angaimidōchi zone
アンガイミドゥチ一帯
Angaimidōchi ittai
Yonaguni

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultural Properties for Future Generations". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ 史跡名勝天然記念物 [Number of Monuments of Japan by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Database of National Cultural Properties: 史跡名勝天然記念物 (天然記念物, 特別天然記念物 沖縄県 定めず)" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2 May 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c 国・県・市町村指定文化財 [National, Prefectural, and Municipal Cultural Properties] (PDF) (in Japanese). Okinawa Prefecture. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ 都道府県別指定等文化財件数(都道府県分) [Number of Prefectural Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ 都道府県別指定等文化財件数(市町村分) [Number of Municipal Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.

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