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4 Remote Islands Around Okinawa Recommended for Day-Trip
post : 2015.09.30 23:00
There are many islands around Okinawa, and there are some islands that you can enjoy and go on a day-trip. Usually, it only takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour from Okinawa Main Island to these islands by ferry. Beaches on Okinawa Main Island are beautiful, but ones on remote islands are breathtakingly beautiful. In this article, we will introduce remote islands that you can enjoy even on a-day trip.
1. Kudaka Island : Famous As A Spiritual Place
The first place that we are going to introduce is Kudaka Island. It takes approximately 30 minutes by ferry to the island from Azama Port in Nanjo City. It has been said that Amamikiyo, the god who created Ryukyu, first descended on Kudaka Island. Okinawan people revere the island as the island of God.
Therefore, there are many sacred places that people are not allowed to step in, but because of that, the pristine nature still remains and the beauty of the island is more than you expected.
Kudaka Island is also famous as a spiritual place, so there are some people who say that they feel some kind of spiritual energy. Come to Kudaka Island and feel it yourself?
Article : Kudaka Island, The Most Sacred Land In Okinawa That Is Connect To The Spirit World Niraikanai
2. Ie Island : Many Places To See
By a 30-minute ferry, you can go to Ie Island from Motobu Port in northern part of Okinawa. The scenic island is popular destination for tourists.
Among all the tourist sites, the Niya Thiya Cave is famous as a spiritual place. The Bijiru Stone in the cave is known to bless women with a baby if women lift the stone.
Besides that, there are many places to visit and many things to do, such as climbing the small moutain, Tacchu, looking over the beautiful sea and scenery from Waji observation deck, or visiting Hibiscus Garden where you can see more that 1,000 kinds of hibiscus.
3. Tsuken Island : Hidden Scenic Island
It takes only about 15 minutes to get to Tsuken Island by ferry from Heshikiya Port in Uruma City, in central Okinawa. Tsuken Island is also called " Carrot Island." As you can imagine, it is famous for cultivation of carrots.
Tsuken Island is such a small island, its circuit is about 7 km. Among all the islands in Okinawa, Tsuken Island is famous for its clear water. Even just snorkeling, you can see many tropical fish such as clownfish.
Tomari-hama Beach is a popular site for swimming, however, the best part of it is during sunset. You can enjoy beautiful sunset while relaxing on the beach.
Article : Let's walk around Tsuken Island, an idyllic remote island floating along the eastern coast in the central part of mainland Okinawa.
4. Tokashiki Island : Crystal Clear Ocean
It only takes 1 hour and 10 minutes by ferry, or 35 minutes by high speed ferry from Tomari Port in Naha City.
Divers around the world become obsessed with its beautiful sea. Tokashiki Island has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Article : Let's Go To Tokashiki Island to Meet Sea Turtle!
Any island interested you? It takes less than an hour to get to the islands above. Even your stay in Okinawa is short, you can go on a day trip to these islands and see other sides of Okinawa. Enjoy the stunning beaches on remote islands!
Okinawa CLIP Editorial Team