Kume-jima Island, Okinawa Japan

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Located about 100km West of Naha, Kumejima is the name of both the beautiful town and stunning island the town is located on and is part of Okinawa Japan. With a population of around 9,000 people, Kumejima is a place where much of the old traditional Ryukyu ways still thrive.

Kumejima Island has been blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and is often said to be one of the most attractive Ryukyu Islands. In ancient times Kumejima was often visited by Chinese envoys called "sapposhi" on their way to Shuri Castle on the main Okinawa Island and when the Ryukyu kingdom was dismantled by Japan many of the royal family and nobles relocated to Kumejima Island.

Traditionally Kumejima’s main industry was the cultivation of rice because of the large amount of fresh water found on the island but these days sugar cane and tourism fuel the economy. More people are discovering all that this beautiful Okinawan Island has to offer
 

 

Transportation to / from Kumejima Island

Getting to and from Kumejima Island has been made easier in the last few years with more ferry services being added from Okinawa Tomari port and daily flights from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) and Naha Airport (OKA) to Kumejima Airport (UEO). Getting around Kumejima Island is not difficult and there are a few car rental agents to help you on your way......

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Kume Island Map
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Sightseeing & Activities Kume-jima Island

Firefly Museum (Hotaru-kan)
Old House of Uezu
Obakesaka
Goeda no Matsu
Kumejima Sea Turtle Museum
Tatamiishi
Hiyajyo Banta
Mefuga and Otokoiwa

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Festivals & Events Kume-jima Island

Kumejima Hari -Dragon Boat Race
Kumejima Matsuri
Tohoku Rakuten Eagles Baseball Camp
Kanegusuku Shishimai
Kumejima Marathon
Okinawa Flower Festival
Kumejima Yacht Race

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Beaches on Kume-jima Island

Blessed with some of the best beaches in all the Ryukyu Islands, Kumejima Island and some of the uninhabited islands off the coast have white sandy shores, aqua green and cobalt blue waters. Many of Kumejima’s beaches are perfect for SCUBA diving, snorkeling and all the other water sports that make going to the beach so fun. Other beaches are secluded and make for the perfect beach holiday vacation.

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Eef Beach
Listed in the top 100 beaches in Japan Eef Beach is a 2km wide slice of paradise. The sand on this Kumejima Island beach is white and almost like a powder and the water is crystal clear ...

Arahama Beach kumejima island okinawa japan

Arahama Beach
Situated in the South West of Kumejima Island, Arahama Beach has a rocky shore and is used more for snorkeling and watching the beautiful sunset. You will also find many locals here barbequing and having small.....

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Shinrihama Beach
Situated on the West side of Kumejima Island Okinawa, Shinrihama Beach is the perfect place to see the spectacular sunset . Sinrihama Beach is only a stones through away from Kumejima Airport so if you want to take.....

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Hateno Hama
7 km of uninhabited Sandy Island off the Coast of Kumejima Island, known as Hateno Hama is also called 360℃ Island or Faraway Beach. The water at Hateno Hama is amazingly clear and warm. You can enjoy snorkeling, glass bottom boat tours and many other fun beach activities. Please remember to bring ...

 

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