Iriomotejima is an island that has vast nature and rare wildlife. The PR movie shows us the worth of the nature with its scenery and the wildlife.

 

 

It makes us want to protect the great nature even though you haven’t been there.

 

What kind of place is Iriomotejima, Okinawa Prefecture?

Iriomotejima is an island that is located in southwest part of Japan 2,100km away from Tokyo, 460km away from the main island of Okinawa. It’s the biggest island in Yaeyama Islands and the second biggest in Okinawa prefecture after the main island. It’s called mysterious land because of the beautiful sea and rare wildlife.

 

Access to Iriomotejima, Okinawa Prefecture

Approximately 1 hour from Naha Airport to Ishigaki Airport and it takes 40 minutes from Ishigaki Island to Iriomotejima by ferries.

 

3 Must-see Spots to Visit When in Iriomotejima, Okinawa Prefecture

Nakamagawa River

one fourth of mangrove grow around Nakamagawa River which is designated a national natural treasure as “Nakama River Nature Protected Area.”

 

 

Pinaisara Falls

It’s the longest falls in Okinawa Prefecture. Canoe tour towards to the falls is very popular.

 

 

 

Hoshizuna no Hama

Hoshizuna no Hama means star sand beach, and is so named because the grains of sand found here are shaped like tiny stars. It is also popular spot for sea bathing and snorkeling.

 

 

3 Must-eat Dishes to Order When Visiting Iriomotejima, Okinawa Prefecture

Gazami crab

Gazami is crabs that live in Mangroves in Iriomote. Gazami can be cooked in soup, hotpot, pasta and more.

 

 

Wild boars

Wild boars dishes are famous in Iriomotejima. You can even try Sashimi as well.

 

 

Yaeyama Soba

Yaeyama Soba is noodles in soup similar to Okinawa Soba. The soup of Yaeyama Soba is a bit sweet and topped with thin strips of pork and Kamaboko(fish cake).

 

 

3 Must-get Souvenirs to Buy When Visiting Iriomotejima, Okinawa Prefecture

Mozuku

Mozuku is seaweed is one of the principal products of Iriomotejima. It is said Mozuku from Iriomote is the best with thickness and the texture.

 

 

Chinbin (Po-po)

Chinbin is crispy baked crepes containing brown sugar. Also called “Po-po”. It’s been beloved by locals.

 

 

Kokuto Umeshu Iriomote

It is Iriomote limited Plum wine with brown sugar.

 

 

The Dialect of Iriomotejima, Okinawa Prefecture

Niifaiyu … Thank you

Marumasan … Delicious

Kuyo-Na-ra … An expression of greetings like “Good morning”, “Good afternoon” and “Good evening”

 

Why don’t you visit Iriomotejima to feel the great nature?

 

 

「Okinawa Monogatari」Okinawa Official Tourism Information Site

http://www.okinawastory.jp/