|A hikage-hego tree growing at the river side||A sakishima-suo tree growing in the upper reaches|
Nakama River is the secondly largest river in Okinawa, next to Urauchi River, flowing into the sea between Ohara and Otomi. It takes about 1 hour from Kanpira-so by car. Broad mangrove forests expand around the both sides of the river. A sightseeing boat of Tobu-kotsu goes against the river from Nakama Port in explaining on the Nakama River, coming back after seeing a large sakishima-suo tree growing in the upper reaches. At the both river sides, the mangroves and tropical plants grow thickly, it is a real jungle. A charge for the sightseeing boat is 1260 yen (half price for children), taking about one hour.
Also, we can enjoy to go up Nakama River with a canoe, taking about 2 hours from Nakama Port, arriving at the uppermost reaches where is the limit to go up with the canoe. Ahead of that, a rocky area continues along the stream, also with deep pools, it is suitable to splash about in the water. Since you have to canoe somewhat for a long distance, it is recommended for experienced people, otherwise you should take a canoe tour with a guide. A rental canoe at Nakama River is available at Haimi Papillon, Marine Leisure Kinmori and so on.