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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
With many walking trails leading through this palm forest it’s the perfect place to go for a stroll and a real tropical island feeling. The Yonehara Palm Tree Groves features several dozen different palm tree varieties from many different places in the world.
The highlight of a visit to the Yonehara Palm Tree Groves however is a chance to see the unusually tall, native Yaeyama Palm, a species of tree with a unique Japanese National Natural Monument designation. Measuring from 10-15 meters (35-50 feet) in height, and some over 200 years old these trees can only be found small areas of Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island.
From Ishigaki Airport: Approx. 35 min. by car
Parking: Available for 15 cars
Address: Yonehara, Ishigaki City, Okinawa 907-0024