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Shimoji-jima Island, Miyakojima

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Island Nature / Park
Rent a bicycle to explore Shimoji-jima Island, connected to the much bigger Irabu Island by a complex bridge system with a total length of 3,540 m (11,614 ft). With turquoise and azure shades of water, the island stands out as a famous diving and snorkeling spot. Part of Irabu National Park, its 7,000 inhabitants cultivate sugar cane and fish. You can swim, cycle, stroll, or fish, enjoying pristine nature and shades of blue. Keep an eye out for skipjack tuna fish, which make frequent visits to these waters. For airplane spotting, visit the island's international airport. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Miyakojima holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shimoji-jima Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Well worth a visit if you're travelling around Miyakojima and the islands. Quite a few nice beaches to walk down to and just when we thought it couldn't get any better we discovered the amazing color ...  more »
  • Many things to do and a couple of cafes to go to. There is an airport there but you cannot go in but you can drive along the runway on the outside for a bit.  more »
  • Cross the Irabu bridge. Shimoji-jima island looks to be almost the western part of Irabu island. There is the large Shimojijima airport - but I didn't see any planes there as well as the two ponds nex...  more »