Iriomote Island, Taketomicho Iriomote-jima

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#1 of 13 in Nature in Yaeyama-gun
Visit Iriomote Island, a jungle-covered island popular with nature lovers. The population of Okinawa's second-largest island remains relatively small, with just 2,000 permanent inhabitants and nearly 90 percent of the landmass covered in thick, lush jungle and mangrove forests. Attracting outdoor adventurers and nature enthusiasts, the habitats onshore and off support a varied population of animals, including the Iriomote Yamaneko (a wildcat only found on the island), and manta rays swimming around the coral reef. Take a diving trip with one of the many established tour operators, or kayak down the rivers of the island's interior. Put Iriomote Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Taketomicho Iriomote-jima family vacation planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    From Kagoshima to the island-hopping on Iriomote Island, sank on the way to Taiwan since more than 20 years. Continued from that visit every year, but nature is waiting. This is the island where you can enjoy the sea and the mountains. No Beach, the River to the falls. Find your favorite place. Please be careful with money, playing someone from sulphur and unexpected things.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Wonderful kayaking in mangroves (which is what we did) and some great beaches. (In particular dont miss the one 5 km from Ohara Port at the end of the road. We only stayed 2 nights; we should have sta...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Season is from the beginning of July, but before that time, so thanks. Iriomote Island is spacious and has left the sky sea color and green mountains are really beautiful and natural. This is the experience come loose again this time.
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Where to stay in Taketomicho Iriomote-jima

Look to the port areas in the northwest and southeast of Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima to find the largest concentration of places to stay. The resorts here stand as sprawling luxury options, with onsite pools, private villas, and fine-dining restaurants. In the slightly less salubrious parts of the two port towns, you'll find some old guesthouses offering budget-friendly options. Set in former residences, they provide simple rooms, as well as shared kitchens and bathrooms. Generally speaking, the choice of accommodations on Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima is divided between the luxurious and the basic, with little in between.
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