Yonaguni Island

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Destination Guide

Yonaguni Island is Japan’s westernmost island. It is said that on a clear day, the islands of Taiwan can be seen at the horizon. This island has an abundance of nature and is home to “Yonagunisan”, the largest moth in Japan. The seabed topography of this island called “underwater ruins” has become famous as pleasure-diving spot. “Underwater ruins” refer to the large rock reef 100 kilometers offshore to the south of the island. Some people say these are ancient ruins as they appear man made and research on these formations is still ongoing. Since special tour boats with underwater windows are also available, why not try solving the mystery with your own eyes? Yonaguni Island has also become famous in Japan for being the filming location for the drama, “Dr. Koto clinic”.

Access to Yonaguni Island
Airplane: Naha airport > Yonaguni airport (approx. 90 mins)
Ishigaki airport > Yonaguni airport (approx. 30 mins)
* Flights are applicable to change, so please contact the airline for more information.

Ryukyu Air Commuter: Tel: 098-858-9664

Japan Airlines

Ferry
Ishigaki Port / Fukuyama Kaiun Ferry Terminal > Kubura Port (Yonaguni island). Approx. 4 hours by ferry. Service operates on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Fukuyama Kaiun & Co, Ishigaki Office
Tel: 0980-82-4962

General Information regarding Yonaguni Island
Size / Population: 28.91km² / Approx population of 1,500.

Related Websites
Yonaguni Tourist Information Center (Yonaguni Town Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
*Only in Japanese.

Yaeyama Visitors Bureau