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Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island

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Address: 689 Komi, Yaeyama-gun 907-1432, Okinawa Prefecture
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Enjoyed walking around the island and seeing all the greenery/flowers

If you just come here to take the water buffalo ride, look at the water buffalo in their pen, and shop/eat at the very overpriced store, it's going to get tiresome very quickly... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you just come here to take the water buffalo ride, look at the water buffalo in their pen, and shop/eat at the very overpriced store, it's going to get tiresome very quickly. We walked around the island and admired all the greenery and flowering plants. There were a large number of various colored bouganvilleas among others in kind of... More 

Thank chitownsam
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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196 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I did not intend to visit this tourist area, but I have three hours until the next bus came. So I took the local bus from Ohara Port to the site. The Oxen leave every 30 minutes 15 and 45 minutes after the hour. The island was very nice and large enough that the tour buses of people were not... More 

Thank Ruggerlynn
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

It seems to be a key point of every package tour, but out of season it's almost empty. There is no much to see at the island, but a ride in a buffalo cart is a kind of fun.

Thank Moe M
Singapore, Singapore
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1,528 reviews
493 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I visited here with my wife at around 11:30 at the end of December. I had visited Yubu Island with Ox Carriage before, but we wanted to do that again. However, more than 50 persons were queuing to take the carriage, and it seemed that we had to wait for more than one hour. Then, we gave up ox carriage... More 

Thank YacchanAmarone
Iwakuni, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, this is a touristy stop. Everything on these remote islands gets a little pricey and adds up. The ticket for myself was 1400yen and my 1 year old son was free. There was just enough to keep us busy for a couple hours and a restaurant if you care for more soba or curry. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

There is not much to see on the island. Some plants and the staging area for the water buffalo. Give it a miss if you can make plans for other things to do. The buffalo are interesting and placid. The island used to be inhabited but the locals relocated back to the big island after a tsunami.

Thank ryue65
Yokohama, Japan
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Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Guess everyone does this as part of a package tour....the ride in in the water buffalo pulled cart was somewhat interesting in that the driver sang a traditional Okinawa folk song (and disgusting, since our water buffalo seemed to be having stomach trouble). But on the island there is nothing but plants and a souvenir shop/restaurant for the tour groups.... More 

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