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. Work out when and for how long to visit Yonaguni-jima Island and other Yonaguni-cho attractions using our handy Yonaguni-cho itinerary builder.
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  • July 22, 2017
    It is famous as the place is Japan's westernmost island, the sun sets at the end too. Island is laid-back and go sightseeing in the JAL plane useful. I want to overnight tourist destination, a beautiful starlit sky observation, so if possible. If you have time.
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  • June 29, 2017
    Can promote Ishigaki Island boat Qian live, one week two class, Ishigaki to of ship, second days is ship go, island Shang views 優 beauty, has Macedonia, drink feast care by, most West name read stone, King little, I we rent has real in Kiev help veneered car Huan Island one week, by in I we second days will to go, although so away is 趕 and the Qi have has little hard, but can see this model courses of views, is worth of. Because yesterday, after all this quite Club Med not want extraordinary life to this place in the future. This game not many guests here, so say a little image: comparison good day ordered.
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  • May 27, 2017
    Easy to say Japan's westernmost island, 2000 miles away from Tokyo and Tokyo from the most distant places. Then can everyone going only by public transportation in the East-West North-South end of Japan it's western tip of Yonaguni island. Around 20 km is in Shinagawa-ku, about the size of.  So no traffic jam tea around 2 hours drive. In normal bike since only severe ups and downs in the motorized bicycle is so tired. And Cardinal, offers tourist attractions. Characteristic views of the sea and the ranch, has a lot of cattle and horses. Dangerous insects and animals are less quiet on the whole island. Islanders are energetic, talkative is the most impressive. Meal went as much as possible such as dining room, think better with the Islanders.
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Where to stay in Yonaguni-cho

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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