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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  • October 2, 2017
    Go to the long-sought yabiji. Indeed, in large force of coral. However, many were brought down by the Typhoon and. Transparency is great. Have no idea on the surface, the flow of the tide, not move forward at all locations and guide it to got pulled. Swarms of small fish, such as sea Goldie was superb!
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  • September 20, 2017
    Yabiji and writing "and letting users" and is read. Inhabits various tropical fish and creatures in the vast coral reefs spread to the North of the Ikema Island, famous for diving and snorkeling spots. Look at once, so that even Japan's largest coral reefs, excellent transparency of the sea and of the visit. "Getting to the yabiji and equipment" and to participate in snorkeling trips organized by the marine shop is required to go to yabiji. Filled in reservation right away is a famous shop, so book well in advance. And on that day from the port of Hirara on Miyako Island, passes under the Ikema Ohashi 1 hour on a cruise ship, is yabiji. Ikema Ohashi and waves will be coming really well trained. While watching a still sea is yabiji arrival. Trips is snorkeling equipment suite rentals. You could rent one of thick wet suits for spring water temperatures are still low,. -Wet suits this year was the first time that white quite troublesome. That is so stifling that with higher thermal insulation effect is to tight to the body according to the staff. Tried 2 different sizes to try, but certainly was perfect for suits and abandoned. Was struggling at a later time. Arrived to start snorkeling and local and per region is a magical emerald green sea. It is a gradient that are scattered across the coral communities a wide range and combination of blue and green is a beautiful sea sight. -Take a look around and at the cruise ship here and there. Snorkeling where to look when sea conditions so as to determine the captain instructions. And it is finally start snorkeling in the sea of yabiji! Try dives and was Japan's largest coral reef. Various kinds of colorful coral has spread, I was impressed. And, according to the staff at high temperatures last year quite a bit.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Diving experience was full with snorkeling was great taking Katrina slow arc staff and 2 floor two-story view of the too-good-to-ship! This is where you need to go to Miyako jima just experience!
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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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