Yaeyama Region

Destinations Yaeyama Region

Iriomote Island is the second largest island after Okinawa main island. It is located approximately 450 km south west of Okinawa main island and is a part of the Yaeyama region where it takes about an hour by airplane. The Yaeyama archipelago is located 450 kilometers southeast of mainland Okinawa. With Ishigaki Island as its center, Hateruma Island, Hatoma Island and Yufu Islands, etc. belongs to the southernmost archipelago of Okinawa. In particular, Iriomote Island and Yonaguni Island are world famous. While Iriomote Island is covered by a dense ancient jungle and is home to many rare creatures, Yonaguni Island is famous for its mysterious seabed topography called “underwater ruins”. Moreover, several other islands feature traditional Okinawan style homes. These islands have inherited the traditions of the past to the present. In Yaeyama, time passes slowly in its own way, unlike mainland Japan and Okinawa.

  • Kayama Island
    Kayama IslandDestination GuideSurrounded by coral reefs and tropical fish, Kayama Island is about 10 minutes by boat from Kohama Islan...
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  • Aragusuku Island
    Aragusuku IslandDestination GuideAragusuku Island, where there is no regular liner, is actually made up of two separate islands, Uech...
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  • Kuro Island
    Kuro IslandDestination GuideFrom above it appears to take the shape of a heart, is sometimes referred to as the "Heart Island". Acces...
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  • Kohama Island
    Kohama IslandDestination GuideBecause of its location in the center of the Yaeyama Islands, it is called the "Navel of Yaeyama." You c...
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  • Yubu Island
    Yubu IslandDestination GuideYubu Island is located at the sides of Iriomote Island. With a circumference of 2.1 km, Yubu Island is a t...
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  • Hatoma Island
    Hatoma IslandDestination GuideHatoma island is located north of iriomote Island, and is surrounded by coral. It has few sightseeing at...
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  • Hateruma Island
    Hateruma IslandDestination GuideHateruma Island is Japan's southernmost inhabited island. At night, the sky above the island shines br...
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  • Taketomi Island
    Taketomi IslandDestination GuideDue to its location only 10 minutes from Ishigaki Island by high-speed boat, Taketomi Island is a popu...
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  • Ishigaki Island
    Ishigaki IslandDestination GuideIshigaki Island is Okinawa's third largest island, featuring many great highlights to be enjoyed. The ...
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  • Yonaguni Island
    Yonaguni IslandDestination GuideYonaguni Island is Japan’s westernmost island. It is said that on a clear day, the islands of Taiwan c...
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  • Iriomote Island
    Iriomote IslandDestination GuideIriomote Island is 90% covered by a dense semi tropical jungle, and because of its rich natural enviro...
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