Yabiji, Miyakojima

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#2 of 14 in Wildlife in Miyakojima
Made of over 100 coral reefs near Ikema Island, Yabiji forms the largest coral reef group in Japan and stands out as a true paradise for divers. Curiously, the reef comes to the water's surface a couple of times a year, creating an “illusion land” extending up to 17 km (11 mi). You can tour the area under professional guidance to preserve the wildlife. Snorkeling and scuba diving year-round gives you an opportunity to observe an astonishing number of colorful fish, sea turtles, coral snakes, manta rays, tuna, and small sharks enjoying this “flower garden of the ocean,” as locals affectionately call it. A visit to Yabiji represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Miyakojima trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • From Peach flights to Ishigaki Island. Shortly before beginning the descent, from the Northwest direction yabiji, Ikema Island, Irabu Island, Bandai, and clouds the Miyako-jima appeared part began. Age 27.9, time almost noon at low tide, 73 cm was.
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  • Quite susceptible to the wind can go until the day can't go, or the pounding. It is best if you go. It is a favorite place both snorkelling and scuba diving. You want to go again.
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  • Located north of the Miyako Island, often referred to as Japan's largest coral reef. Go on a ship out of Hirara port or harbour Ikema from diving and snorkeling tour. From the port of Hirara 50 to 60 minutes, about 30 minutes from Ikema port. Mandatory sickness weaker ships & tour Ikema port of departure is recommended. Ikema harbor tour is generally 9:00 before and after departure 14-15 days return?. Ikema port of departure in distance to the Harbour to take lunch on Board (usually tours with lunch) will be. If snorkeling shop, diving and snorkeling mixed tour, seems nowhere around 2 to 3 points. I thought I cannot not diving, Miyako-jima sea originally high transparency and my is excellent for snorkeling. Staff enjoy the bright blue sea from the Board, met with coral and various fish in the water, the tide a bit early, but waves and beautiful calm sea.
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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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