Irabu-jima Island, Miyakojima

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Once isolated, today Irabu-jima Island exudes a laid-back, island lifestyle with quiet, paradisiacal beaches and unspoiled coral reefs. With hundreds of scuba diving spots, you'll have innumerable chances to explore the diverse underwater environments of the island, from shallow, boulder-laden sandy bays, to subaqueous limestone crevasses and caves--used as breeding grounds by a legion of colorful fish. The island's compact size makes exploring it rather easy: getting from one side to the other will take you about an hour and a half on foot. Alternatively, rent a bicycle from Miyako-jima, linked here by a handsome road bridge. Work out when and for how long to visit Irabu-jima Island and other Miyakojima attractions using our handy Miyakojima vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Irabu bridge, riding in the car. Running on the sea. The sea is nice and beautiful. Just across the bridge is worth a look and. The old car was a little hesitant. Good if you have a little bit more signs.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Water, of course, helpful staff near the entrance. It is better to the best snorkeling beaches. Parking is on the road, so free.
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  • August 10, 2017
    There is strengthened further by the Miyako traditional cityscape. Were lifted up the embankment fishing could look like in an aquarium fish.
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Most of the accommodations in Miyakojima cluster around the main harbor. Here, a good number of high-rise hotels sit in the most densely populated areas, around plazas, shopping malls, and parks, while resorts take over a little farther around the coast in both directions, offering a range of facilities including pools, spas, and private beaches. You'll find simple guesthouses on all of the islands of modern Miyakojima city, with the greatest number on the main island, either on the urban side streets or close to the main beaches.
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