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Iriomote Island is beautiful! It is relaxed, low key, non commercial and has the nicest people. I worked there 40 years ago as a cook in a Minshuku during college when much of the road was dirt. Now, there is still only 1 main road...More
My in-laws live here. It’s a quiet island with not many people and very few foreigners and tourists. The beaches are clean and weather is nice (outside of typhoon season). There are campgrounds, rivers, waterfalls, fishing, and Yubu Island (tourist attraction with the water buffalo...More
What the place this Island !!
Like movie AVATAR !!!
Mountains,trees,river,sea,waterfalls and this flower call SAGARI-BANA.
This flower like movie AVATAR !!!
You can see this flower is just 1 month in year.
Mid June - Mid July.
But if you are here, go this...More
We booked a kayak and hike tour to Iriomote island from Ishigaki. It was brilliant, think we missed out of seeing the rest of the island as we did not have a hire car (being from the UK we needed an international driving license which...More
Iriomote Island is truly awesome, we are there when the weather is good. we see a lot of things: manta rays, corals, coral bones beaches, clean water. It is away from Ishigak, petite and beautiful enough for a lot of activities to enjoy.
This island is amazing. There are only 2,400 inhabitants, 2 traffic lights and 2 cabs on the island. Perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
We stayed at the Nirakanai resort and the place was amazing with its...More
Incredible nature-both land and seawise, great food, nice climate, great people. Go snorkeling, take a jungle walk, get on a river boat cruise, or just hang out on one of the beautiful beaches. And don‘t forget to try local food!
Visit was in early December. Weather was awful for the five days I was there except for one day. The bus does not run very often. Expect to walk or bike to get anywhere unless you're willing to drop money on a taxi. Because it...More
Iriomote Island, thinly populated and mostly covered with jungle, is one of the most remote Okinawa islands. you can reach it by a speed boat from Ishigaki island. Recommend either booking tours that pick you up at hotel the entire time OR reserve a rental....More
Wonderful kayaking in mangroves (which is what we did) and some great beaches. (In particular dont miss the one 5 km from Ohara Port at the end of the road. We only stayed 2 nights; we should have stayed there 4-5 nights and only 1-2...More