Taketomi Island Yugafu Museum, Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho

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Taketomi Island is an island in the Yaeyama District of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Taketomi is one of the Yaeyama Islands. The population of Taketomi Island was 323 as of January 2012.GeographyTaketomi Island is located 4km south of Ishigaki Island. The island has a village in the center, also named Taketomi. The island covers 5.42km2, and runs 2.7km east to west and 3.4km north to south. Taketomi is a raised coral atoll. The island is circular in shape, and is surrounded by coral reefs. Taketomi Island is part of Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, established in 1972.Taketomi is known for its "traditional Okinawan" houses, stone walls, and sandy streets, making it popular with tourists. Various rules are in place to prevent the more aesthetically displeasing aspects of modern construction from ruining the beauty of the island, such as replacing concrete walls with hand-packed stone. Popular tourist activities include relaxing at the beach, snorkeling, taking an ox-cart ride through the village, and simply walking or biking around the island while enjoying the quaintness of the village and the natural scenery.It is recognized in academics that Taketomi's "traditional" landscape is a modern product. Today Taketomi's houses are known for visually appealing red-tiled roofs. However, commoners were prohibited from building houses with roof tiles by Ryūkyū on Okinawa until its abolishment. The red-roofed house first appeared on Taketomi Island in 1905 and remained a symbol of wealth for decades. As late as in 1964, truly traditional thatched houses accounted for 40% of Taketomi's houses. Red-tiled roofs spread in parallel with the conservation movement.
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  • Away from the Harbour, tourists who were. VTR is seen, the people of the town at dawn and at the same time is that I learned that town road are you cleaning clean with a broom often tourism and get to. Thank you, let's explore.
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  • It is a go people but it will go in the parking lot and is asking the transportation ship arrives, so close to the port. It is a place of Taketomi, Taketomi island and gather. This is good to know the history of the site and location of the wells once used, annual events and island culture, such as. Answers to the questions.
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  • Pier shelter "teedu I, would-be kariyushi hotel" from 1 minutes ' walk away. Stop according to the arrival of the ship to please have a photo opportunity may not be. I think if the famous tourist spot besides on Taketomi Island, want to know other places if the information here is good. Hotel is good, it's made by the Ministry of the environment. Bonfire NPO management and u got that is left. We have briefly covered to NPO. Well posted on the pamphlet red-tiled houses came from the main island of Okinawa to the 0/1955 it seems. And then widened in the Showa 40's leisurely walking Buffalo craft is also now seems to like. It was very descriptive and high favorability.
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