Yoron Island Tourism(Kagoshima)

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Yoron Island is a subtropical island encircled by coral reefs.
Because the Amami Islands do not correspond to English much, You need ingenuity in communication.


1. How to get to Yoron Island(access)

2. What is the traffic in Yoron Island?

3. Recommended for Yoron Island! Attractions 【Day 1】

4. Recommended for Yoron Island! Attractions 【Day 2】

5. Yoron Island included! Amami Islands Travel Map





1. How to get to Yoron Island(access)

1-1.Airplane

【Naha Airport – Yoron Airport】 40 minutes
【Kagoshima Airport – Yoron Airport】 1 hour 15 minutes
【Amami Airport – Yoron Airport】 45 minutes
【Amami Airport – Okinoerabu Airport】 40 minutes 【Okinoerabu Airport – Yoron Airport】 Approximately 25 minutes


1-2.Ferry

【Kagoshima New Port – Yoron Port】 20 hours

Kagoshima route
【Naha Port – Yoron Port】4 hours 50 minutes
【Headquarters Port – Yoron Port】 2 hours 30 minutes

Hanshin route
【Naha Port – Yoron Port】 About 4 hours

Yoron Island Tourism(Kagoshima)
I came to Naha (Okinawa) with LCC Vanilla Air on the previous day.
And the next morning, I came to Yoron Island while enjoying a boat trip with ferry Departure 7:00 AM Naha Port / 11: 50 AM Arrival Port.

▼ヨロン島への行き方|ヨロン観光ガイド(Only in Japanese)
http://www.yorontou.info/access/to-island.html

2. What is the traffic in Yoron Island?

Yoron Island Tourism(Kagoshima)
Yoron Island is about 24 KM coastline.
You can go round around for about 40 minutes by car.
Since there are not many public transportation facilities, car rental and rental bikes are recommended.

▼島内の交通・移動|ヨロン観光ガイド(Only in Japanese)
http://www.yorontou.info/access/on-island.html

3. Recommended for Yoron Island! Attractions 【Day 1】

I will introduce the recommended spots in the order I went.

3-1.Sea turtle welcomed you at Yoron Port

Sea turtle welcomed you at Yoron Port
If you are lucky, the sea turtle will welcome you


3-2.White road (Coral road)

White road (Coral road)in Yoron Island
The road on the sea side of the Yoron airport (There is an entrance to Hanibu Coast/兼母海岸).

White road (Coral road)in Yoron Island
The airplane passed in front of me.


3-3.Terasaki Coast

Terasaki Coast in Yoron Island
It is a shooting place of the movie “glasses(めがね)”.

Terasaki Coast in Yoron Island
The sea and sky through the rock is lovely(* ̄ー ̄*)


3-4.Funakura Coast

Funakura Coast in Yoron Island
It is a beach with few people
Funakura Coast in Yoron Island
There is a small shrine.


3-5.I ate “boiled rice in cold soup with Mozuku(seaweed)” at Misaki near Akazaki Coast

I ate "boiled rice in cold soup with Mozuku(seaweed)" at Misaki near Akazaki Coast in Yoron Island
At “Misaki” at the entrance of the Akasaki coast, I had lunch.
I ate “boiled rice in cold soup with Mozuku(seaweed)”
“Mozuku(seaweed)” is a specialty of Yoron Island.

I ate "boiled rice in cold soup with Mozuku(seaweed)" at Misaki near Akazaki Coast
I served rice and topped with ingredients for myself.


3-6.Akazaki Coast

Akazaki Coast in Yoron Island
On Yoron Island, beautiful beaches are spread no matter where you go.


3-7.[Best Recommendations] Yurigahama

[Best Recommendations] Yurigahama in Yoron Island

Yurigahama floats in about 1.5 km off the coast of Ubuganiku coast(大金久海岸).
It is a pure white sandy beach that reveals itself only during low tide at high-middle tides from spring till summer.
At Yurihama Beach, there is a legend that “if you pick up the star sand as many age as, you can be happy.”

I wanted to see “Yuri beach”, I went on a trip to the Amami Islands.

▼百合が浜|ヨロン観光ガイド(Only in Japanese)
http://www.yorontou.info/spot/e000014.html


3-8.Must-see Strange rock favorite! Beach ring

Must-see Strange rock favorite! Beach ring in Yoron Island
Scenery on the way to Akazaki Coast to eat shaved ice from the Ubuganiku coast(大金久海岸).

Must-see Strange rock favorite! Beach ring in Yoron Island


3-9.Shaved ice! Again to Misaki

Shaved ice! Again to Misaki in Yoron Island
When I ate lunch, the shaved ice that the couple sitting next to was eating, looks very tasty.
I came back and got a shaved ice named “kaji”.
There are lots of shaved ice with unique names in this shop.


3-10.Tokonushi Shrine

Tokonushi Shrine in Yoron Island
The intention I came to “Yoron Castle ruins” reached the “Tokonushi Shrine”.
“Southern cross center” appears in the back right.

Tokonushi Shrine in Yoron Island
There was a white torii.

Tokonushi Shrine in Yoron Island
I visited “Tokonushi shrine” and enjoyed the scenery.


3-11.Hanibu Coast(兼母海岸) sunset

Hanibu Coast(兼母海岸) sunset in Yoron Island
I enjoyed Magic Hour on “Hanibu Coast”.

Hanibu Coast(兼母海岸) sunset in Yoron Island
I found a footprint of the sea turtle.
If you are lucky, you can meet a sea turtle.


3-12.Blink signal

Blink signal in Yoron Island


4. Recommended for Yoron Island! Attractions 【Day 2】

4-1.I explored Akazaki Cave

I explored Akazaki Cave in Yoron Island
Yoron Island is an island created by uplift of coral reefs.
The earth was eroded by the groundwater, and Akazaki cave was made.

I explored Akazaki Cave in Yoron Island
It looks like “Rice terrace”.

I explored Akazaki Cave in Yoron Island
“Sword” seemed to fall from above.


4-2.In Yoron folk village, touching Yoron Island’s life, history

In Yoron folk village, touching Yoron Island's life, history in Yoron Island
The staff explained the old-fashioned life,history of the Yoron.
Let’s think about the history of Yoron Island located south of the Amami Islands, located between Okinawa (Ryukyusu) and the inner area.


4-3.Yoron Port

Yoron Port in Yoron Island
Now, I will go by ferry to Okinoerabu-jima.


5. Yoron Island included! Amami Islands Travel Map

I introduce the place I visited with pictures.
Yoron Island is the lowest island

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