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Yabiji, Miyakojima

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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. Put Yabiji and other Miyakojima attractions into our Miyakojima travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Divers' heaven, also called phantom island. It comes out of surface once a year. Huge grounds of coral reefs, manta rays, dog tooth tunas sharks haunt around this area.  more »
  • We went to the coral with boat tour in which 4 yo kid can attend by name of Mare cruise. We did three snorkeling at different points which were recommended by the captain. It cost about 10000 yen per ...  more »
  • "Miyako Island = terrain diving / 8 heavy drought torrent" and cruise tour to join in, but to depart from the Ikema port's exhilarating and liberating sense be thrown out in the ocean and best! Table corals and coral branches had a gregarious scale on the beach and a good catch is also available on the leaf edge. At that time, over the drop-off was swimming turtle. It might be noted in ship size (strong = shaking) so when choosing a shop would one day tour.
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