Iriomote Island

Iriomote is located offshore Ishigaki through a fast ferry for about 35 minutes, surrounded by about 130 km of coastline.
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Iriomote Island tourist information

Iriomote Island map
circumference: 129.99 km
Area: 289.27 km2
Population: 2319
You will enjoy the nature because the major part of the island is subtropical jungle.  A rental car or tour bus is convenient in this big island.

[Nakama River・ Urauchi River]

You can watch mangrove forests and Sakishima-suou Tree (looking-glass mangrove) along the both sides of the river on an excursion boat.

[Star sand Beach]

You can watch many fish and coral at the gradually shoaling beach. Wet your hands and touch the sands, you will get star-shaped sands on the palms.

[Yubu Island]

It takes about 10 minutes by water buffalo cart from Iriomote to Yubu. The traveling duration varies depending on the buffalo's character -easygoing one or hardworkers- You can watch some small animals and plants in Yubu.

Recommended tours for Iriomote

★The last spot of the three islands trip is a glass-bottom boat ride★
The trip of the three islands -Iriomote, Yubu and Taketomi- Taking a
glass-bottom boat ride at Taketomi (with lunch)

Visit Iriomote, a popular island, Yubu, where you get by water buffalo cart, and Taketomi, which has the traditional Okinawan buildings, and you go on a glass-bottom boat tour.

At Iriomote, you go on a cruise along Nakama River with luxuriant mangrove jungle. After enjoying the subtropical abundant nature, you go leisurely to Yuba by water buffalo cart.
At Taketomi, you enjoy easily in a walking underwater mood by glass-bottom boat riding.

※The days do not allow you to book for canceled tours, as follows:
October 29, November 19, December 1 and 2.

Tour details
Fare:
Adult (over 12 yrs): ¥12,600 Child (over 6 yrs): ¥8,300 Little child (under 6 yrs): ¥0
Schedule:
Ishigaki Port (departure 08:10) - Ohara Port - Nakama River mangrove cruise- Mihara -
Go to Yubu on a water buffalo cart (visit and lunch) - Ohara Port - Taketomi Port -
Excursion on a glass-bottom boat - Sightseeing in the island by bus - Taketomi Port - Ishigaki Port (arrival 16:05)

★Visit the popular tree islands★
A course to visit the three islands -Ireiomote, Yubu and Taketomi- (including a water buffalo cart ride, Taketomi + bus tour)

A course to visit the three islands!: Iriomote which is called "the Oriental Galapagos", Yubu where you get by water buffalo cart ride and Taketomi which has the traditional Okinawan street scape (※This tour includes a water buffalo cart ride + bus tour at Taketomi.)

At Iriomote, you go on a cruise along Nakama River with luxuriant mangrove jungle. After enjoying the subtropical abundant nature, you go leisurely to Yube by water buffalo cart. And at Taketomi, you go around leisurely in the village which has the traditional Okinawan scape by water buffalo cart.

The landscape would make you feel nostalgia. After the cart ride, you enjoy touring around the island by microbus.

Tour details
Fare:
Adult (over 12 yrs): ¥12,600 Child (6 - 11 yrs): ¥8,300 Little child (under 6 yrs 【for little children who apply free service】): ¥0 Little child (under 6 yrs 【charge for little children】): ¥8,300
Schedule:
Ishigaki Port (departure 08:10) - Ohara Port - Nakama River mangrove cruise - Mihara - Go to Yubu on a water buffalo cart (sightseeing and lunch) - Ohara Port - Taketomi Port - Water buffalo cart ride - Sightseeing in the island by bus - Taketomi Port - Ishigaki Port (arrival 16:05)

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