Okinawa Prefecture

Just as the famous scenes: Location where Dr. Koto was filmed

Yonagni Island was the location where the drama "Dr. Koto Shinsatsu-jyo" was filmed. Visiting the old beat up examination office and the area where the drama was filmed might make you feel like you might be able to meet Dr. Koto.

The cooking experience

As a memory of your visit to Yonaguni, learn how to make homely and delicious traditional dishes such as rice cakes wrapped with Kuba leaves and "longevity grass" mixed with Miso, from the elderly women.

Payao Fishing

This island, which is known as the best Swordfish fishing spot in Okinawa, is only a 15 minute boat ride from Payao. If you make a reservation in advance, even a novice can experience catching fish any time of the year, like bonito, tuna or coelacanth.

Yonaguni Textiles and Dye

For the Harvest Festival that takes place every summer, "Dyutati" with a lattice design is worn. This is the traditional Kimono pattern of Yonaguni Island. In the textile experience, you can try making coasters using colorful cotton thread.

Kajiki

Kajiki Kajiki belongs to the department of mackerel, and it is divided into the Spearfish and Swordfish. It has projected lips in the shape of a sword, has a scale, a tooth, and a ventral fin, and is distinguished by having two upheaval lines in tail. It is mainly distributed over the surface of each ocean of the tropical zone and the temperate region. Yonaguni Island is...

Anboina

Anboina Anboina is the kind of the department of Imogai, and is the spiral shell and is also called “Habugai” or “homicide shellfish” by alias. It has a deadly poison, in order to protect the body, and it stabs it with a radula like harpoon. If it were stabbed, it will appear nausea and fever and diarrhea. Moreover when the condition of patient is severe, dyspnea and a blood...

Yonagunisan (A Moth)

Yonagunisan (A Moth) Yonagunisan is kind of the biggest moth in the world, and belongs to the department of Yamamayuga. Although mainly distributed over India, Himalaya, Malaysia, Taiwan, etc., because it was gathered for the first time in Yonaguni in Japan, this name was given. When feather is extended, its length is about 24cm, and the color of the body has the pattern of dark reddish-...

Yonaguni horse

Although the Yonaguni horse has the smallest body in a Japanese native horse, and is gentle character, it is strong, and a hoof is hard, the limbs are strong, and it excels also in endurance. From ancient times it was utilized for farming, and conveyance of agricultural products, and was an important existence for people. Recently, it was released from the duty as a...

Hikawa Beach (Hikawahama)

Hikawa Beach (Hikawahama) Hikawa beach (Hikawahama) is located on the south end of Yonaguni Island, and this beach is the biggest beach which is in the smallest village of the island. This beach has an arch shape, like a new crescent, and is shallow and large, and because it is distant from the reef, it is quiet. There are also many people who do snorkeling and here is suitable also for...

Tachigamiiwa (Tachigami Rock)

Tachigamiiwa (Tachigami Rock) When it goes to south from Sanninudai, there is Tachigamiiwa (Tachigami Rock). This Tachigamiiwa is loved as a symbol of the island with the reef rock which projects in the offing following a steep cliff. The following traditions are left here. A long time ago, two young men of the island went up on the rock in order to take the egg of a sea bird, but it became...

Sanninudai

Sanninudai Sanninudai is near the Agarizaki of Yonaguni Island. There is the cliff, which rose steeply perpendicularly, and it follows the shape of stairs. As for the circumference, it has a peculiar form, because the wave eroded the rock and strangely shaped rocks were made. It is Gunkaniwa to seem with the strangely shaped typical reef rock which is appearing on the offing. A...

Tounguta

There is Tounguta in the center in Yonaguni Island. “Tounguta” is the rice field which told the severity of a poll tax. It has been the tax system enforced mainly on the Miyako Yaeyama district since the Shimazu invasion against Ryukyu in 1609. Since there was no river in the island and a rice field was not made, people were in pain. And all inhabitants are called...

Kuburadake natural conservation district

Kuburadake natural conservation district Kuburadake is located in the western part of Yonaguni Island by altitude of 188m and mostly Birou covers it. It is precious woods which have the composition kind of both Chinquapin woods of a mountain, and the forest of lowlands collectively. It is also the habitat of natural treasures, such as Ryukyu-Kinbato, Yonaguni-karasubato, and Usuakahige. Birou has grown...

Gunkaniwa

Gunkaniwa Gunkaniwa, which exists from Agarizaki of Yonaguni Island about 2km ahead to south, is a reef rock which stands at right angles to the offing of Sanninudai. It was named from the shape resembling the warship. The rough sea corroded the rock of the circumference of this and has formed peculiar strangely shaped rocks. One of them is Gunkaniwa. Moreover, a natural...

Agarizaki

Agarizaki Agarizaki at the easternmost end in Yonaguni Island is about 100m precipitous cliffs. The rock which constitutes a cape is the upheaval coral which received erosion of a rough sea and became round. A lighthouse and an observatory are here and a whole of the scene from a cliff can be looked. When it is good day, Iriomote Island can be looked. The circumference of...