Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park

Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park encompasses, of the Yaeyama Islands at the southernmost tip of the Ryukyu Islands, Iriomote Island; Ishigaki Island; the Sekisei coral reefs located between those two islands, and the other islands among the reefs; Hatoma Island; and Hateruma Island and its environs. Subtropical forests cover 90% of Iriomote Island, and the Iriomote cat and crested serpent eagle, among other rare fauna, can be found here. On the central-north point of Ishigaki Island is Mount Omoto, the highest point in Okinawa. Around it extend tropical forests. The waters are also home to the Sekisei coral reefs, Japan’s largest coral reefs, along with many other natural environs. There are a total of twenty zones designated as part of the park.