Yubu-jima, Iriomote Island Okinawa Japan

Yubu-jima, Iriomote Island Okinawa Japan

This small island is situated next to Mihara Village, on the eastern side of Iriomote Island. The water that divides Yubu Island from its larger neighbor is so shallow it can be crossed on foot. Although it is possible to walk across most people who visit Yubu Island elect for a ride in the popular yet slightly antiquated looking water buffalo taxi. Occasionally you can see cars or trucks driving across the water as well.

water buffalo cart Yubu-jima, Iriomote Island

Once on the island sightseers can simply take in some of the natural beauty or visit the botanical garden. Getting around the Yubu Island is quite often also done by water buffalo cart, making for a fun experience and interesting story to tell.

From Ohara Port: Approx. 15min by car
From Uehara Port: Approx. 30min by car

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