Kikaijima Island, Kikaijima

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Kikaijima is one of the Satsunan Islands, classed with the Amami archipelago between Kyūshū and Okinawa.The island, in area, has a population of approximately 7,657 persons. Administratively the island forms the town of Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture. Much of the island is within the borders of the Amami Guntō Quasi-National Park.GeographyKikaijima is isolated from the other Amami islands, and is located approximately 25km east of Amami Ōshima and approximately 380km south of the southern tip of Kyūshū. It is the easternmost island in the Amami chain. Compared with Amami Ōshima and Tokunoshima, Kikaijima is a relatively flat island, with its highest point at above sea level. It is a raised coral island with limestone cliffs, and draws the attention of geologists as it is one of the fastest rising coral islands in the world.The climate of Kikaijima is classified as has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and mild winters. The rainy season lasts from May through September. The island is subject to frequent typhoons.Flora and faunaDue it is relative isolation, Kikaijima is home to several rare species endemic to the island itself, or more generally to the Ryukyu archipelago. However, it is one of the few islands in the Amami chain to which the habu poisonous viper is not indigenous.
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  • It was nice! If you go Hey Hey sea coast walk with lots of shell mountain and one sugar-cane field spring, was shorter in five nights.
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  • Kikai island is a small island to just around the corner from the Amami Airport. Infrequent Naze koniya, to examine our plane and ferry were reluctantly say it takes four hours by plane. End rising on unreliable small planes, so fasten your seat belts, and became a descent with the thought "soon arrives at the Kikai Island," says. Maybe in about 15 minutes flying time would never do. Arrived and welcoming bed and breakfast, in the worn-out mini US Coast became. About 10 kilometers per hour and "oioi little run would be" thought a kind guided our landlady's so followed obediently. Landlady says, this island at the uplifted coral island, I was drinking water on the island came to the island's water is not from the living. It was a continuous diarrhea. Body wash and hair is gung-ho, dry skin. But such a thing now was equipped with reservoir:. Hard work has been transmitted. It's a coast line, and here was a beautiful coast is also the 200 m also became "Shima UTA". And members of the architecture of the island makes the Park acquired 1 household 300000 Yen deposit, has reclaimed all. The Park and say the grass just swing rusted in the favourites had a few. "People of this village are by now very repentant. "Return to the reclaimed from it". I saw part of the subsidy money down the drain. Sandy beach near the airport, the island is surrounded by reef islands Island about 100 meters shitoro tub bathing, bathing pond treatment, calls Hawaii and local people, with (has entered is too stupid) thing, sand is not less beautiful sandy beaches. Middle of the island is about 50 meters height. Seems to get cereal in around 90 minutes walking this island's place in the relaxed atmosphere of the island, but in. Walk the reef surrounding the Islands is to enjoy the best.
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  • It was running on its own island for 42 km has been 1周, but anyway there shrine Island NAA impression. After-all friendly people of the island. Meguremasu tourist destinations of the island while driving slowly around the island if you compete in Kikai Island Marathon, personally serving as a sightseeing Marathon tournament quite recommended. Also because the next day for runners have extra cheap travel tours click here check it out! Also having to compete in the marathon village people as a chipmunk walking guide 500 yen tourist also will. 5-course. Advance reservation is required on the phone. Please listen to the tourist Bussan Association.
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  • [Democratic access is good but not the island! "First of all more expensive transportation costs! Access is not a bad Island distance per unit price is high! The lower sill to Amami Oshima LCC to fly the plane as was so hard to go still. Amami Oshima Island body and plane one way about 10000 Yen round trip in about 16000 yen. There is also ferry Naze port one way 2 hours 3100 yen, excellent value for the early morning return from. Because rough seas issues and on the South side of early temporary ferry terminal to the town in the middle of the night descended and departure to the hotel with shuttle service or taxi to use. Next, sober Island move is inconvenient! There is the bus alone during the day depending on where 2-3 hour. And rent is required, but rental bikes and bike only at the airport rental car airport 3 houses and near the airport but not. It's possible to go around in one day if you just underestimate the bike and car island itself is of course bus demanding walk. Bicycles cannot be in a much better way and there is a lot of speed and the road is likely to be punctured. Followed by accommodation choices are fewer and less information. No hotels guest houses and hostels will not become a bed and breakfast or Inn, the hotel does not correspond to the net book basically because price is unclear. Also not with satisfactory accommodation meals will have so little shops that you can eat out accommodation with meals bought at the supermarket or eat something. Not as compared to the solitary island of Okinawa's personal subjective, Kikai island is actively to attract tourists. And seems don't want development, residents also closed. I said most of the island is developed, jamahkiri is scarce. Unique atmosphere can be, and is found only in still here. So there must be business opportunities in its own way a curiously vibrant there. The move bolsters them up there at the top of mainland immigrated in Kikai Island, close to none at all. Is that some mainland people came to live in the islands of Okinawa, serving as a hobby and lifestyle whetheri in Kikai Island, not seen at all. Or rather refusing to contact from the outside world and without any convenience store national chain shops relieved more only one. No 1 on AirBnB island is also very rare. Say, come to you if you want to come to play, for me to go to it. It might perhaps island of Coco is close to the scenery. It was the island and thought-provoking.
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  • The monk of the Shingon sect of the Heian Era end. Enforcement of the temple. And enshrine in the Go-Shirakawa, Buddhist emperor relations. Participated in the conspiracy of the Taira who hunting and provide Tokyo Kyoto Deer Lodge is discovered and arrested by Taira no Kiyomori, being exiled to Satsuma Iwo-Jima (deer month Valley incident). Be washed away with Fujiwara no naritsune and Taira Yasushi tayo is allowed the following year but returned to Tokyo, Toshihiko is one of those, 寂shita 0/1179 (1179) was in the same place.
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  • "1177, shishigatani incident conspiracy" as Toshihiro Fujiwara no naritsune, Taira y. Lai, was exiled to the Kikai Island, trying to spur his overthrow ancestra known there in the tale of the Heike, the ratman, Kikai-Jima, Iwo Jima, and Nagasaki iojima, theories and is not confirmed.
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  • Sea is very nice, clean room
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  • Where was banished for many political prisoners during the Heian period
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