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Visit Iriomote Island, a jungle-covered island popular with nature lovers. The population of Okinawa's second-largest island remains relatively small, with just 2,000 permanent inhabitants and nearly 90 percent of the landmass covered in thick, lush jungle and mangrove forests. Attracting outdoor adventurers and nature enthusiasts, the habitats onshore and off support a varied population of animals, including the Iriomote Yamaneko (a wildcat only found on the island), and manta rays swimming around the coral reef. Take a diving trip with one of the many established tour operators, or kayak down the rivers of the island's interior. By using our Iriomote-jima online trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Iriomote Island and other attractions in Iriomote-jima.
Iriomote Island reviews
Iriomote is a remote island in Okinawa Prefecture but it's not that difficult to visit. Visitors first, must fly into Ishigaki then take a ferry to one of two ports on Iriomote. I stayed in Uehara...
Iriomote is a remote island in Okinawa Prefecture but it's not that difficult to visit. Visitors first, must fly into Ishigaki then take a ferry to one of two ports on Iriomote. I stayed in Uehara... more »
Iriomote island was one of destinations where I was always dreaming to visit. The nature was unspoiled and local people were very relaxed without worrying so much even under the corona pandemic...
Iriomote island was one of destinations where I was always dreaming to visit. The nature was unspoiled and local people were very relaxed without worrying so much even under the corona pandemic... more »
If you are adventurous and want to really explore a beautiful place that is remote and yet a place with so many tings to do, then you really must visit Iriomote. I was there on an cultural...
If you are adventurous and want to really explore a beautiful place that is remote and yet a place with so many tings to do, then you really must visit Iriomote. I was there on an cultural... more »
I didn't expect that much for this island. It turns out, I really like it! Very beautiful and unique. Japan's newest world heritage in July 2021. Worth visiting! I wish I could see the yama-neko. You must rent a car here! Don't over speed more than40km/h because of yama-neko. Be careful!!
Very beatiful nature. Must visit place. You can get more impressions cruising here with Mellemau resort
Wild place for a lot of hiking
Lots of choices in terms of water activities or exploring the forest on the Island. However, it is not easy to get around without a car but most car rental shops closed early in the afternoon. Difficult to get decent accommodations at reasonable price during summer season. Suitable for energetic travellers who want to do lots of exploration and sports. But probably not for those who just want a relaxed vocation.
Very unwelcoming island if you didn’t book an expensive full option trip with an agency... nobody speaks English and makes effort for that, few shops, few activities, few people, dirty beaches... Car rental is a true inferno and the bus system is very bad. I put 1 star because I cannot put a zero for this awful experience. This island is not made for people who like to plan their trip from day to day. Consider all the other yaeyama islands as a better option as no effort is made for tourism here. PS: our experience was in October
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