Access to outlying Islands

Access to outlying Islands

From the Main Island to Outlying Islands

Air Routes

There are over 10 flights a day from Okinawa Main Island to Miyako and Ishigaki Islands. Flights to outlying islands are not only a means of transportation, but also offer beautiful aerial views of the islands along the way as an additional way to enjoy sightseeing.

Access Map from Okinawa Main Island to Outlying Islands (Air Routes)

New Ishigaki Airport All Nippon Airways
Japan Transocean Air
Ryukyu Air Commuter
Solaseed Air
Approximately 1 hour
Miyako Airport All Nippon Airways
Japan Transocean Air
Ryukyu Air Commuter
Approximately 45 minutes
Kumejima Airport Japan Transocean Air
Ryukyu Air Commuter
Approximately 30 minutes
Aguni Airport First Flying Approximately 30 minutes
Minami-Daito Airport (Minami-Daito Island) Ryukyu Air Commuter Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
Kita-Daito Airport Ryukyu Air Commuter Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes

*Flight schedules to Minami-Daito and Kita-Daito Islands from Naha Airport vary by day, so please be sure to check the schedule in advance.

Sea Routes

There are standard ferries and express ferries to outlying islands from the five ports located on Okinawa Main Island. The largest terminal is at Tomari Port, where you can access Tokashiki and Zamami Islands, which are part of the Kerama Islands, known for their beautiful beaches of coral reefs.

Access Map from Okinawa Main Island to Outlying Islands (Sea Routes)

Tokashiki Island (Kerama Islands) ⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes Approximately 35 minutes Tokashiki Village Marine Section

Zamami Island (Kerama Islands) ⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes – 2 hour Approximately 50 minutes – approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes Tokashiki Village Marine Section

Aka Island (Kerama Islands)⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes Approximately 50 minutes Zamami Village Office Naha Branch

Kume Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 2 hour 50 minutes – approximately 4 hour Kume Shosen

Tonaki Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes – approximately 2 hour 15 minutes Kume Shosen

Aguni Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry

Contact Information

Approximately 2 hour 10 minutes Aguni Village Office Marine Section
*Japanese version only

Minami-Daito Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry

High-speed ferry

Contact Information

Approximately 15 hour – 17 hour

Daito Kaiun
*Japanese version

Kita-Daito Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island (Tomari Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 15 hour – 17 hour Daito Kaiun
*Japanese version only

Iheya Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island(Unten Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes Iheya Village Commerce and Tourism Office
*Japanese version only

Izena Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island(Unten Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 55 minutes Izena Village Office Commerce and Tourism Section
*Japanese version only

Ie Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island(Motobu Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 30 minutes Ie Village Public Projects Office

Tsuken Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island(Heshikiya Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 30 minutes Approximately 15 minutes Ie Village Public Planning and Projects Office

Kudaka Island ⇔ Okinawa Main Island(Azama Port)

Ferry High-speed ferry Contact Information
Approximately 25 minutes Approximately 15 minutes Kudaka Kaiun
*Japanese version only

* Please note that Minami-Daito and Kita-Daito Islands each have three ports, and departure and arrival ports may vary depending on weather conditions.

Transportation on the Yaeyama Islands From Ishigaki Island to Outlying Islands

Refer here for air routes

There are ferries that navigate within seven of the Yaeyama Islands from Ishigaki Island to Iriomote, Taketomi, Kohama, Kuroshima, Hatoma, Hateruma, and Yonaguni Islands. Iriomote Island has two ports, so please confirm in advance which one suits you best.

Access Map from Ishigaki Island to Outlying Islands (Sea Routes)

Taketomi Island (Taketomi Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island (Ishigaki Port)

High-speed ferry Approximately 10 minutes – Approximately 15 minutes Every day
Ferry Approximately 20 minutes Every Tuesday and Friday

■Contact Information  Anei Kanko Ishigaki Dream Tours Yaeyama Kanko Ferry

Kohama Island (Kohama Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island(Ishigaki Port)

High-speed ferry Approximately 25 minutes – approximately 30 minutes Every day
Ferry Approximately 1 hour Every Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday

■Contact Information Anei Kanko Ishigaki Dream Tours Yaeyama Kanko Ferry

Kuro Island (Kuro Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island(Ishigaki Port)

High-speed ferry Approximately 25 minutes Every day
Ferry Approximately 1 hour Every Tuesday and Friday

■Contact Information  Anei Kanko Ishigaki Dream Tours Yaeyama Kanko Ferry

Iriomote Island (Ohara Port a.k.a. Nakama Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island(Ishigaki Port)

High-speed ferry Approximately 35 minutes – approximately 40 minutes Every day
Ferry Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes Every Monday and Thursday and Saturday

■Contact Information  Anei Kanko Ishigaki Dream Tours Yaeyama Kanko Ferry

Iriomote Island (Uehara Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island(Ishigaki Port)

High-speed ferry Approximately 40 minutes – 45 minutes Every day
Ferry Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes Every Monday and Thursday and Saturday

■Contact Information  Anei Kanko Ishigaki Dream Tours Yaeyama Kanko Ferry

Hatoma Island (Hatoma Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island(Ishigaki Port)

High-speed ferry Approximately 40 minutes – 45 minutes Every day
Ferry Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes Every Monday and Thursday and Saturday

■Contact Information  Anei Kanko Ishigaki Dream Tours Yaeyama Kanko Ferry

Hateruma Island (Hateruma Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island(Ishigaki Port)

High-speed ferry Approximately 1 hour Every day
Ferry Approximately 2 hour Every Monday and Thursday and Saturday

■Contact Information  Anei Kanko

Yonaguni Island (Kubura Port) ⇔ Ishigaki Island(Ishigaki Port)

Ferry Approximately 4 hour and 30 minutes Every Tuesday and Friday

■Contact Information  Fukuyama Kaiun

Transportation on the Miyako Islands to Outlying Islands

Refer here for air routes

Miyako Island has two ports, Hirara Port serving Irabu and Tarama Islands and Shimajiri Fishing Port serving Ogami Island.

Access Map from Miyako Island to Outlying Islands (Sea Routes)

Irabu Island (Sarahama Port) ⇔ Miyako Island (Hirara Port)

Due to the completion of the Irabu Bridge, Irabu Island can now be reached by car or bus. As a result, the ferry from Hirara Port on Miyako Island to Sarahama Port on Irabu Island has ceased operation.

*Please contact the following bus companies for information regarding bus service.

Miyako Kyoei Bus  Kyowa Bus(TEL: 0980-78-3111)  Yachiyo Bus

Tarama Port (Tarama Island) ⇔ Miyako Island(Hirara Port)

Ferry Approximately 2 hour Number of ferries in service (day) 1

(Not in service: Sunday)

■Contact Information  Tarama Kaiun TEL: 0980-72-9209  Ogami Kaiun TEL: 0980-72-5477

Ogami Port (Ogami Island) ⇔ Miyako Island(Shimajiri Port)

Ferry Approximately 15 minutes Number of ferries in service (day) 5

 

■Contact Information  Tarama Kaiun TEL: 0980-72-9209  Ogami Kaiun TEL: 0980-72-5477

*Departure and arrival times may vary depending on weather conditions and other factors. Please be sure to confirm in advance.
*The travel times are estimates. Please note that travel times may vary depending on sea conditions.

Air Routes

New Ishigaki Airport ⇔ Miyako Airport

Approximately 35 minutes

New Ishigaki Airport ⇔ Yonaguni Airport

Approximately 35 minutes

Miyako Airport ⇔ Tarama Airport

Approximately 25 minutes

Minami-Daito Airport ⇔ Kita-Daito Airport

Approximately 15 minutes