Iriomote Island, Iriomote-jima

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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.
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  • I didn't reach that place knew where nature, inhabiting Iriomote learnt at the school, but as nature tours and activities are thriving. Visit the mangrove kayaking, trekking, canyoning, snorkeling and diving support activities... do I think you should sign up for what activity tours come when, to experience the great outdoors.
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  • That is intense. Sunset is beautiful, staff is polite. Activities are also nearby. Also a good number of restaurants are a little bit more??
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  • Iriomote is known as the island of cats, since they live around a hundred cats a unique species in the world, which are cared for by the inhabitants (the maximum speed on the route is 40 km., so any trucking trample an Iriomote cat) . The island is quite large and has two ports of access, one North and one South, both with the island of Ishigaki by ferry. The island is preserved very natural and has beautiful landscapes, as well as also a lot of waterfalls and rivers. There is a somewhat limited bus service, but as the timetables are respected throughout Japan, which is not a problem not having a rental car. There is a single ATM located well away from the northern port, it is recommended to have enough money in "cash".
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