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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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  • Spot come on Miyako Island, as aviation fans I have should go that I went in the car. I wanted to come to the era, after all, do not know the location of the spot of head of shimojishima airport was abandoned, but in fact was done, Ana training. I went to 1/22/2017, but not 人t子1人 did (lol)
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  • Shimojishima airport like airplanes so famous for aviation fans! Now does not provide training for larger aircraft, but rarely seem doing the landing practice small aircraft. Views of the cobalt blue extends to runway lights have not been training at least is just breathtaking!
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  • I thought when Miyako Island travel plans, here is a must. Just ran the car along the runway extends to the edge of the island still could enjoy 10 minutes. I was parked on the side of the road trying to highlight the next destination of great Jet sounds. Car of altitude descend on to the plane. Could not fit a picture hastily prepared for the camera is not in time, but was in great experience.
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