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Yabiji, Miyakojima

(4.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Was the first boat snorkel snorkeling for beginners... participated in a tour of the Shop cart marine! It was superb blue, yellow, purple, red coral and colorful fish wordless!
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  • Is such a beautiful world, and where it is. The sea of Okinawa coral reef can be seen in shallow water, but went to places like the various scale is best. Are very grateful with the tour company, gave me a tour, also participated, on weather conditions and unpredictable typhoons this year at about 2 times, but still strong. I don't think I can ever see this coral nature and maintain the Miyako-jima tourist who is. Incidentally, the physical fitness of young children not to be concerned about seasickness, so not recommended. Took grade swim kids, but all kids and parents was the last minute. A beautiful coral reef and tropical fish, I think it's really fun to go for the best.
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  • 9/1, I went to yabiji. Arrangements from the Miyako Tokyu hotels, saw yabiji the first coral's Marek lies in. In the sea at the time of the visits of several points we snorkel, but stand out at a considerable rate coral bleaching, and pale pink and blue coral also is worried about next year or later. Fish table corals are countless variety of corals, coral branches and dwell therein respectively. Uniting the emerald blue sea, water clarity, light was the first yabiji, but the view from the sea coral and fish was so brilliantly looking beautiful. I hope this, white going no farther and want to visit again.
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