Neighborhood in Okinawa:

Miyako Island

About Miyako Island

Located in the southwest, 303 kilometers from Okinawa and approximately 380 kilometers from Taipei city, is Miyako Island. This beautiful island features coral-limestone, beautiful coral reefs, white sands and clear blue water that shimmers in the sunlight. Miyako Island is perfect for swimming and relaxing. The coral reefs provide excellent spots for snorkeling and other water sports. From Nishihenna cape in the North, there is an amazing view of the coral reefs and neighboring islands. Agarihennazaki, in the east, is the home to rocky coral reefs and a white lighthouse, standing watch at the end of a meandering trail. Yonaha Maehama Beach boasts seven kilometers of white sands. It is famous, worldwide, as the home of the swim leg in the Ironman Triathlon. Nearby, the Ueno German Culture Village, Kikunotsuyu and the Makiyami observatory are all worth a visit. As well as the scenic delights, Miyako Island also offers the chance to listen to ‘Sanshin’ music, while dining on Miyako cattle and momordica. Another local specialty is ‘snow salt’ – you can buy it from a local grocery store or drug store. Visitors are free to venture to one of the seven small neighboring islands: Ikema Island, Tara Gando Island, Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ogami Island and Minna-jima Island. Bridges curve elegantly, connecting these islands. Rent a car, and make it a road trip.

Sights in Miyako Island

Sight in Okinawa

Miyakojima Island

Miyakojima, or Miyako Island, is an island located in Okinawa. It is popular for its warm climate and beautiful beaches.

Sight in Okinawa

Miyakojima City Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Miyakojima City spans an area of 120,000 square meters and houses over 1600 sorts of plants and animals.

Sight in Tochigi

Myounji Temple

Myounji is a buddhist temple in Shiobara with 800 years of history. Every year in may, a "peony festival" is held here in which peony flowers cover the grounds

Sight in Tochigi

Sekiya Folk Museum

This folk museum utilises an old mansion from the Edo period as a display in itself, and is a museum of folk art and everyday material and documents from the la

Sight in Tochigi

Nasu Stained Glass Museum

Nasu Stained Glass Museum is built in the style of a manor house and is decorated with authentic stained glass from the 1800s.

Sight in Tochigi

Nasu War Museum

The Nasu War Museum is the only war museum in Japan.

Sight in Tochigi

Nasu Classic Car Museum

The Nasu Classic Car Museum has a collection of classic cars ranging from 1901 models to modern classics from around the world, some of which visitors can touch

Sight in Tochigi

Hunter Mountain (Shiobara)

One of the biggest snow resorts in the Tokyo area. 12 trails, including a 3km downhill. The resort includes a snow park and a Family Park where kids can learn

Sight in Tochigi

Kotaro Teahouse

Kotaro Teahouse is a small cafe/restaurant specialising in "dango" and "soba", built on the bank of a small river in the woods and encompassed by nature.

Sight in Tochigi

Mikaeri Suspension Bridge

The Mikaeri Suspension Bridge overlooks the Mikaeri Waterfall. It is located in the Nasushiobara area of Tochigi.

Sight in Tochigi

Miyama Dam / Lake Miyama

Miyama Dam was constructed in Lake Miyama, a large scale artificial lake, and is a surrounded by plenty of nature with a panoramic view of green (red in autumn)

Sight in Tochigi

Nasu Fish Land

Nasu Fish Land is a fishing complex consisting of, in addition to fishing areas, a BBQ area, outdoor hot-springs, restaurants, lodging facilities and natural fi