Kume-jima Island Sightseeing & Activities

For a small island Kumejima Island Okinawa sure has a lot to see and do. Much of Kumejima’s sightseeing and activities are based on the beautiful nature of the island and the sea. The Kumejima Island Sea Turtle Museum, Goeda no Matsu, Tatamiishi, and Hiyajyo Banta are just of few of the nature or eco-tourisim places to visit. Kumejima Island also has cultural treasures such as The Old House of Uezu and the Firefly Museum. How could we write anything about sightseeing on Kumejima Island without mentioning the famous Obakesaka “ghost slop” that allows your car to defy gravity.

 

Firefly Museum Hotaru-kan, Kumejima Okinawa Japan Firefly Museum
One of the interesting facts taught at the Firefly museum is that the Kumejima Botaru, Genji Botaru and Heike Botaru are three out of 10 species of over 2000 fireflies world wide that lay their eggs in water. In order for these fireflies to survive there needs to be lots of clean water, this is a testament to the ...
Old House of Uezu, Kumejima Island Okinawa Japan Old House of Uezu
This Japanese National Heritage site was constructed in 1754 to house the Uezu family, descended from the lords of the old Gushikawa Castle. In the more modern Ryukyu kingdom the Uezu family held a social rank of Pechin, a rank similar to Samurai ...
Obakesaka, Kumejima Okinawa Japan Obakesaka
 “Ghost slope” in Japan and as a “magnetic hill” in other parts of the world this natural phenomenon is fun activity to do while exploring Kumejima Island. Obakesaka is easy to try just look for the sign ...
Goeda no Matsu, Kumejima Island Okinawa Japan Goeda no Matsu
This ancient tree dates back to 1839 or possibly even much earlier. Standing only 6 meters high but with a radius of 4.3 meters it strongly resembles the largest bonsai tree ever. Goeda Matsu was originally planted in honor of the Ryukyu harvest Gods but has since ...
Kumejima Island Sea Turtle Museum Sea Turtle Museum
Dedicated to the many types of Turtles found in the sea around Okinawa and all over the world. At the Sea Turtle Museum guest get the chance to observe and interact with many different types of turtles and learn about the challenges facing this interesting and ...
Tatamiishi, Kumejima Okinawa Japan Tatamiishi
Strange rocks on the south coast of Nishi-Ou Island, east of Kumejima Island, are a protected natural treasure of Okinawa Prefecture. The rocks emerge at low tide. They look like pentagonal and hexagonal turtle shells, thus they are also called the “turtle shell rocks.” There are more than ...
Hiyajyo Banta, Kumejima Okinwa Japan Hiyajyo Banta
Rising over 200 meters (650 feet) above the beautifully clear emerald green sea and the coast with its white sandy beach stretching for 12 km. See near by Hatenohama Island, Aguni Island, the Kerama Islands floating on the horizon ...
Mefuga and Otokoiwa (Garasa Mt.), Kumejima Okinawa Japan Mefuga and Otokoiwa
two very interesting places that are celebrated as symbols of fertility. First there is Mefuga, located not too far away from Kumejima Airport. The other representation of fertility is Otokoiwa (Mt. Garasa), a small island with a large ...

 

South Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Shuri-jo Castle Park World Heritage Bus Tou
Visit Shuri-jo Castle and Okinawa World, where you can experience Okinawa's history, culture, and nature.Audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Dinner Cruise
See the historic sites of Southern Okinawa. Tours are facilitated by a portable audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Kerama Islands Morning Half Day Introductory Diving Tour (from Naha)
Qualified English speaking diving instructors will take you under the beautiful and clear blue ocean. The perfect chance for beginners or people with no diving license not to miss Okinawa’s colorful coral reefs
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:3 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:4 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Kerama Islands Hotels & Accommodations

Location Rating Hotel Name
Kumejima 4 1/2 star hotel Cypress Resort

 

Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA