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Shimoji-jima Island, Miyakojima

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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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  • Shimojishima airport near sea view was spectacular. Much words to explain I have no really just beautiful. But now the airport pilots takeoff and landing practice is reborn after next year will have been discussions by visitor's airport last month, but it is not used. More and more tourists now as there was a scenic landscape is no longer might be a much better look and feel. And following the rules and want it kept up with beautiful sea.
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  • Follow the road around and boasting a decade ago a good view points. Most of the parking lot, which is where he says I think the point in particular: do not close the airport road driving is very nice
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  • Shimojishima airport to visit the airport building is nothing. Along the road around the perimeter of the airport runway where I encounter the lights go on and rusty Orange and cobalt blue sea. But not too wide road is becoming with coach course. At that time many people come too, in a very quiet but do not. Sometimes you are landing for the small planes.
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