Kikaijima Island, Kikaijima

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Not to be confused with Kikai Caldera, which is submerged in the Ōsumi IslandsKikaijima 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.
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  • August 6, 2017
    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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  • April 27, 2017
    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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  • January 1, 2017
    In December, I visited with caution. Here in the atmosphere is really nice, was visiting the island too helpful as time passes slowly. Real location at sea, high mountains because it is not spectacular, is also good warm island. Please visit.
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