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Nishihama Beach on Hateruma Island, Okinawa, is ranked as the number one beach in Japan on the world’s largest travel review site.


Japan on the world’s largest travel review site, Trip Advisor. Based off the reviews of travellers from around the world, it received the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017 award for the World’s Best Beach.

On Hateruma Island, located south of both the Yaeyama and Iriomote Islands, is Nishihama Beach, which was chosen as Japan’s best beach and ranks number one in Japan.

At Nishihama Beach, there are beautiful clear blue seas and a white sandy beach that stretches for more than 1km.

Out of Japan’s Top 10 spots, 8 are beaches which are located in Okinawa.

Japan’s best beach2017

1st Nishihama Beach (Hateruma Island, Okinawa)
2nd Yonaha Maehama Beach (Miyako Island, Okinawa)
3rd Kozamami Beach (Zamami, Okinawa)
4th Hatenohama Beach (Kume Island, Okinawa)
5th Aharen Beach (Tokashiki, Okinawa)
6th Kondoi Beach (Taketomi Island, Okinawa)
7th Sunayama Beach (Miyako Island, Okinawa)
8th Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (Hakui, Ishikawa)
9th Aragusuku Beach (Miyako Island, Okinawa)
10th  Tatadohama Beach (Shimoda, Shizuoka)

For more information about Hateruma Island with Nishihama Beach, Please visit the following websites for details.