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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  • Small island, so with the bike, went around the island. Almost no traffic, so able to drive comfortably. Good sense remains the unique culture is undeveloped land.
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  • Yonaguni Horse lounging comfortably on the grass as well as the trail road. Therefore, onto the road grazing land from where dangerous goods.... Impassable even bike, I think it's safer city uses a car is not.
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  • I went by plane. It was windy when I go to the tip but the tears coming out. Have really a lot of horses and cattle, rent a car, island times, but relaxed, really neat. You want to go there again!.
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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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