Shimajiri Mangroves, Miyakojima Okinawa Japan

walking, eco tourism, nature

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.

mangrove, eco friendly, nature, forest

The mangroves of Miyakojima Island at Batarazu-bay are the biggest colony on Miyakojima. At Shimajiri grow all five domestic species; Yaeyama Hirugi, Ohirugi, Mehirugi, Hirugimodoki und Hirugidamashi. What makes Miyakojima’s mangroves special is that they developed in an area without any rivers. For botanical scientist this is a rare occurrence and this area is of great interest. Besides all the technical facts, the natural beauty surrounding the Shimajiri Mangroves is quite nice and deserves a visit.

From Miyakojima Airport: Approx. 35 min. by car
Address: Shimajiri, Miyakojima city

 

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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