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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  • Will pass off the Taketomi port and shuttle bus ride away. Walking in the town on the way to the right. You can know the culture and history of the island, has become a Museum for free. It is recommended to work without taking tour bus soon so take less than 10 minutes walk to the town from the port, walk, go to the town.
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  • The livelong day spend here, and also read the commentary while listening to folk stories and songs become fond of the island is more lounge atmosphere is less, but the library on the island, such as library and is guaranteed.
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  • From the harbour so I had time to look good or even. You could get a glimpse of the island culture.
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The tiny, quaint island of Taketomi-jima is known for its variety of "minshuku," traditional Japanese bed and breakfasts, most of which offer futons, basic amenities, and often home-cooked meals, as well as shared bathhouses. Most visitors come on a day trip from Taketomi-cho or Ishigaki, where you can easily find a room in one of the guesthouses and experience a peaceful night on the small islands, without the crowds of day tours.
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