Mount Yae (八重岳 Yae Dake), also known as Mount Yaedake or Yae-Take, is a mountain in Motobu, Okinawa on Okinawa Island. It is the tallest mountain on the Motobu Peninsula, standing at 593 m (1,945 ft 6 1⁄2 in). Nakijin Castle and Nago Castle were built nearby in the 14th century. The mountain itself was used as a major Japanese defensive position during the Battle of Okinawa. Today it is famous for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival (桜祭り Sakura Matsuri) held in March.
- "Cherry Blossoms on Yaedake (Mt. Yae)." Map It! Okinawa. Blogger, 08 Jan 2014. Web. Web. 3 Apr 2014. <http://www.mapitokinawa.com/2014/01/cherry-blossoms-on-yaedake-mt-yae.html>
- "2014: Sakura Matsuri -Japan’s earliest Cherry Blossom Festival-." Okinawa Story. (2014): n. page. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. <http://en.okinawastory.jp/events/3456.html>