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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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  • From Irabu remains a good island. Is the island itself, aviation training field and street include a pond. Narrow car and quickly that you can rotate between. It was of course clean sea.
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  • It was in fact anywhere from Irabu Island, went to see under shimojishima pilot training airfield, is now training does not. Runway at Haneda Airport and about the same length that the site was very large. Blueness of the sea staff were really great and I was impressed. It was worth coming all the way moved from Miyako Island.
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  • And shimojishima airport managed by Okinawa Prefecture. I've heard that with Nikko, such as training in the time since my last visit seems to use now. And managed, but is still staffed Prefecture; It may variously is how to take advantage.
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