Yonaguni-jima Island, Yonaguni-cho

Tour the unique attractions on Yonaguni-jima Island, Japan's westernmost inhabited island. Here you'll find 120-proof sake, only produced on the island, and the distinct Yonaguni horse, a small breed also found only here. Perhaps the most intriguing thing on the island remains the mysterious subaquatic monolithic structure, located off the coast. Consider a scuba diving excursion to the seafloor to observe the massive stone formation, believed to be the remnants of an ancient, sunken civilization. Along the way, you'll also see a coral reef teeming with marine life, including hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and more. Yonaguni-jima Island is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Yonaguni-cho Edition.
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  • It is a beautiful place. 30 minutes from Ishigaki Island. Day three. From Naha flying one day. If you rent a car, many laps is, credit, country living's Guide I, who asked you will safe your journey deep. It was just great.
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  • From Okinawa to the Southwest approximately 509 km, Taiwan 111 km away. Is the unique atmosphere of the island is a small island of about 28 km, was satisfied. Yonaguni Horse, underwater ruins and attractions often spend, was die.
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Modern, western-style accommodations remain scarce in Yonaguni-cho, but you can find a number of traditional options for your stay on the island. Aside from a dorm-style budget hostel and a high-end resort, lodgings mostly consist of cozy "minshuku," or Japanese family-run bed and breakfasts. A couple of ryokans offering tatami floors with futons round out the selection.
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