Miyako-jima Island Sightseeing & Activities

Miyako-jima Island offers a wide variety of sightseeing and activities for visitors to explore if you can pull yourself away from the beaches. Some of the best SCUBA Diving in the world can be found on the coral reefs of Miyako-jima. There are also many nature lovers sites to visit on land at places like Hirara City Tropical Plant Garden, Shimajiri Mangroves, Miyako Paradise, and Higashi Henna Promontory. If you feel like a drive or walk head to Ikema bridge or Kurima bridge for some of the best views of the stunning emerald green and cobalt blue ocean. Don’t forget to check out German Culture Village Ueno for a unique experience while visiting Okinawa.

 

German Culture Village Miyako-jima Island Okinawa Japan German Culture Village Ueno
Replica of the German Castle Marksburg, containing the "Museum of Philanthropy".  Visit "Kinderhaus" a place for children to experience fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, Parts of Berlin Wall, and many German toys. The theme park also features an ...
Ikema-bridge miyako island okinawa japan Ikema-bridge
The Ikema-bridge connects the islands of Miyako and Ikema. It is 1425m long and it`s construction costs were 9.9 billion yen. It was finished and opened for traffic in 1992 ...
Miyako Traditional Crafts Research Center, Okinawa Japan Miyako Traditional Crafts Research Center
Miyako-Jōfu is a traditional cloth of the highest quality originating on Miyakojima Island dating back to the 1600’s, made by weaving flax known as choma. Guided tours of the Weaving Association are ...
Shimajiri Mangroves, Miyakojima Okinawa Japan Shimajiri Mangroves
Okinawa like many tropical and subtropical climates with costal areas has mangroves and the important eco-systems surrounding them. Okinawa has six mangrove species from four different families, five of which can be found on Miyakojima Island ...
Higashi Henna Promontory, Miyako-jima Okinawa Japan Higashi Henna Promontory
360 degree views of the coral reef below clearly visible from the top of the cliff through the crystal clear waters. Schools of colorful tropical fish can be seen swimming among the plant and coral life. Also on the top ...
Kurima-bridge, Miyakojima Okinawa Japan Kurima-bridge
the longest farm road bridge in Japan the Kurima-bridge was completed in 1995 and boasts an impressive 1,690 meter in length. What makes this bridge truly special is not the distance it spans but rather the spectacular views to be had while crossing it ...
Miyakojima Awamori-brewery, Okinawa Japan Awamori-brewery
On Miyakojima Island you can have an opportunity to visit the local Awamori brewery and take a 20 minute tour. The tour will explain the unique process involved in making Awamori, Tours must be arranged in advance ...
Yamatogā Well, Miyakojima Okinawa Japan Yamatoga Well
Local history tells a tale of two guarded gates that once stood in front of the Yamatogā Well. The general public living on Miyakojima Island was not allowed to enter the well. Admittance was reserved to a select group of officials from Shuri Castle, the former capital of ...
Hirara City Tropical Plant Garden , Miyakojima Okinawa Japan Hirara City Tropical Plant Garden
This tropical garden located near Miyakojima’s largest city is filled with colorful trees and flowers. Some of the highlights of Hirara City Tropical Plant Garden include promenades filled with the Okinawa Prefectural Flower called the “Deigo Flower.” Visitors can also enjoy ...
Miyako Paradise, Okinawa Japan Miyako Paradise
Tropical butterflies can be found fluttering around the garden year round at Miyako Paradise. Adding to the beauty of the butterflies is the over 200 species of tropical plants in the magnificently manicured private grounds. Miyako Paradise also cultivates a large selection of ...
Ninto-zei-seki, Miyako-jima Okinawa Japan Ninto-zei-seki
Miyakojima Island has a history of suffering under heavy taxation, called Ninto-zei until the beginning of the Meiji Period . Before the Meiji Period the tax was levied on every islander taller than the 1.4 meter tall stone ...
Yukishio Salt Factory, Miyako Island Okinawa Japan Yukishio Salt Factory
Recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for producing “salt that contains the most mineral element varieties.” Yukishio Salt Factory offers tours by full time guides. You will get a chance to see how they extract the salt from the Ryukyu limestone where it was ...

 

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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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