Kumejima Island, Kumejima-cho

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Exciting wilderness, rich history, and eclectic culture make Kumejima Island an ideal destination for a range of travelers. The volcanic island famously features an unusual natural formation shaped like a bird, and a rock resembling a turtle's shell. To learn more about the island's history, stop by the wooden Uezu Historic House, or explore castle ruins surrounded by green hills. Visitors looking for a bit more action can hike to several white-sand beaches, providing safe nesting grounds for sea turtles. Put Kumejima Island into our Kumejima-cho itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kumejima-cho.
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Where to stay in Kumejima-cho

The main places to stay in Kumejima-cho lie on the main island of the same name. Lots of visitors opt for Eef Beach, a picturesque white sand spot and perhaps the most developed on the island; here, choose from luxury resorts, the occasional guesthouse, and some more standard, low-rise hotels. Another urban area to the west has a few pretty modest offerings, including simple hotels and family-run guesthouses. Travel throughout the island is easy, so you can head to remoter beaches when the mood strikes.
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  • It is correct that this is a tropical island and has coral, but do not imagine Mauritius. The interior is relatively hilly with a lot of sugar cane. The towns are fairly standard Japanese architecture...  more »
  • I've visited Japan a number of times but this was my first trip to Okinawa. I'm so glad that I ventured off the main island to visit Kumejima Island. Here is where my fondest Okinawan memories were de...  more »
  • How lucky can you be to live in this paradise. I was "warned" that there was nothing to do on this island since it is really out of the way. Just a 40 minute flight Naha, it is not that difficult to g...  more »