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Cross the sea by ox-drawn carriage

A Paradise for Subtropical Plants YUBUJIMA

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A Paradise for Subtropical Plants YUBUJIMA

A Paradise for Subtropical Plants YUBUJIMA

This is a small island to the east of Iriomotejima of the Yaeyama island chain, and has a circumference of 2 kilometres. It is easy to make the journey on an ox-drawn cart to Yubujima Island from the opposite shore of Iriomote Island. Along the way, you can listen to the introduction of the history of Yubujima and its rich variety of subtropical plants and animals from the friendly driver of the cart. There are also drivers who will sing folk songs for you, accompanying themselves with a shamisen. On this island that is abundant with flowers, there are various facilities: Suigyu-no-Ike pond where oxen rest, Chochoen Garden, Kai no Yagata etc. Adults and children alike will surely enjoy these facilities. Besides that, you can enjoy a history walk near the old school gates and a former well. In addition, you will lose track of time when looking at the beautiful seascape of the Manta beach. From late autumn till March, colorful Bougainvillea flowers bloom on the island.

Access

You will need to go to Ishigaki-jima first. Airplane: 3 hours from Haneda Airport, 2 hours and 40 minutes from Nagoya Airport, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Kansai Airport, 2 hours from Fukuoka, or 50 minutes from Naha. The ferry goes from Ishigaki-jima (35-40 minutes) to Iriomotejima (Ohara), from there you will have to rent a car, book a taxi or use a bus and get off at "Yubujima Noriba" bus stop (22 minutes). You can finally cross to the island in an ox-drawn carriage.

Information of A Paradise for Subtropical Plants YUBUJIMA

Spot name A Paradise for Subtropical Plants YUBUJIMA
Address 689 Jikomi, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa
Regular holiday 7 days open
Business hours MON:09:00-17:00 / TUE:09:00-17:00 / WED:09:00-17:00 / THU:09:00-17:00 / FRI:09:00-17:00 / SAT:09:00-17:00 / SUN:09:00-17:00
Fee 1400yen

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