Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island, Yubu-jima Taketomi-cho

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A thick natural growth of some 40,000 coconut and other subtropical trees, as well as 30 varieties of hibiscus, make Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island a true island garden. With a circumference of only 2.15 km (1.3 mi) and an elevation 1.5 m (4 ft) above the sea, the island features guava, papaya, and mangrove trees that attract tourists from across the world. For the best way to get around the island, take the water buffalo taxi, a memorable ride on a buffalo cart. Besides the flower gardens, highlights include a butterfly garden, a collection of shells on display, and a restaurant offering noodle soups and curry dishes. Yubu Island lies some 400 m (1,350 ft) from Oriomote Island. For Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island and beyond, use our Yubu-jima Taketomi-cho travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Yubu-jima Taketomi-cho vacation.
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  • The island is walkable from Iriomote as the water is just inches deep during low tide...but they still won't let you walk it...I reluctantly traveled to and from by the cart pulled by the poor water b...  more »
  • If you just come here to take the water buffalo ride, look at the water buffalo in their pen, and shop/eat at the very overpriced store, it's going to get tiresome very quickly. We walked around the i...  more »
  • I did not intend to visit this tourist area, but I have three hours until the next bus came. So I took the local bus from Ohara Port to the site. The Oxen leave every 30 minutes 15 and 45 minutes afte...  more »