Yabiji, Miyakojima

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#5 of 13 in Nature 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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  • You've come the life jacket, snorkel still cold in May. But see two sea turtles is very good.
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  • Said and thought I would never see the scenery is about 30 m to go under. So first diving have hurt the ears slowly took up to 8 meters! I want to step reached views and I never thought, but one day and be seen! Able to feel and experience. Blessed with the weather, came from the crystal clear waters! I want to also change the point, to see a sea of Miyako Islands go very nice memories. And to get seasick so come and sickness to drink it!
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  • Yabiji went to the diving. Depart from the port of Ikema, arrived in about 30 minutes. Until the point it passes under Ikema Ohashi, professional atmosphere in the South, such as the color of the sea, sky and clouds. It dived at 2 locations in yabiji. Neighborhood feel is expected of coral, but as thoughts, in white and the Typhoon considerably damage has received. Which, of course, the photo location. Is the degree of transparency is to say no. On the other hand on the sea rose tension in the atmosphere very unlikely with Japan. It is also trying to come.
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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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