This beautiful paradise is a part of Okinawa Prefecture and is considered to be the most south westerly part of Japan. The island is included with Ishigaki-Jima and Iriomote-Jima as well as a spread of 17 isles. It’s only a 3 hour flight from Tokyo to get to Yaeyama Island.
This place is known for its gorgeous beaches and striking view. The Yaeyama is undeniably the top destination in the southwest islands. They offer the best snorkeling and diving experience.
With the tropical atmosphere, combined with a rural lifestyle, Yaeyama can be the perfect place for you to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and other big cities.
What to do in Yaeyama Island
There’s a lot to offer here in Yaeyama Island. Scuba Diving in the crystalline water with 100 year old Gorgonian Fan Corals and other beautiful corals, it’s a very striking and extraordinary scene.
Cycling is also a great choice for everyone since there aren’t as many cars around the island. The island is not that big so it’s easy to find your way around.
Just as you would expect, the food in Japan is already exceptionally great and Yaeyama is no exception. Being a tropical island, go and taste the top class fish and seafood together with beef and wild boar. There’s also a local alcoholic drink called Awamori made from long grain indica rice but unlike Sake, it is distilled instead of brewed.
Overall, Yaeyama island is a very good location for every ocean lover to go and experience a new side of Japan that you may not have seen before.
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