Sightseeing on Yonaguni Island in the west end of Japan for 2 days a night (Okinawa)

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Sightseeing on Yonaguni Island in the west end of Japan for 2 days a night (Okinawa)

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Returning from Taketomijima to Ishigakijima, I will head to Yonaguni Island.

1.Access to Yonaguni-jima island

Roughly speaking, there are three ways to go.

  1. Take an airplane from Naha Airport (about 1 hour 30 minutes)
    One round trip a day (timetable/那覇発 → 与那国着)
  2. Take an airplane from Ishigaki Airport (about 30 minutes)
    3 roundtrips per day (timetable)
  3. Ferry ride (about 4 hours) from Ishigakijima Island
    2 roundtrip / week (official website)

2. I got a seasickness on Ferry Yonakuni

2-1."Ferry Yonakuni" departs from the other side of the Ishigaki island Ferry terminal


"Ferry Yoruni" bound for Yonagunijima does not depart from the the Ishigaki island Ferry terminal.
It will depart from the other side of the Ishigaki island Ferry terminal.

We can not use the card, so let's hold cash and buy a ticket.


2-2.Ferry, and you will shake. Be careful of seasickness

Ferry, and you will shake. Be careful of seasickness
The inside of the ship is clean.

Ferry, and you will shake. Be careful of seasickness
Wow. High waves! I was delighted.
It became seasickness.

3.【Day 1】 Sightseeing by rental bike in Yonaguni Island

3-1.Check in at the hotel! Rental rent a motorcycle

Check in at the hotel! Rental rent a motorcycle
Arrived at Yonaguni-jima Island "Kubura port".
Check in at the hotel!
Rent a motorcycle.


3-2.The monument of the westernmost extremity in Japan

The monument of the westernmost extremity in Japan


3-3.At KUBURA Bali, think of history

At KUBURA Bali, think of history
In Yonaguni Island during the Ryukyu dynasty, they suffered from taxes(人頭税).
It is a place where we gathered pregnant women because of population limitation and made this burr (crack of the rock) fly.


3-4.At Yonaguni airport, eat kuba mochi and take a break

At Yonaguni airport, eat kuba mochi and take a break
Yonaguni airport was a small airport, with idle air flowing.

At Yonaguni airport, eat kuba mochi and take a break
Let's have "Kuba-mochi" of Yonaguni-jima island specialty.


3-5.Overlooking settlements from Tindabana (Tyndahanata)

Overlooking settlements from Tindabana (Tyndahanata)
It is said that above the Tindabana there was a legendary woman chief, San Eye Isoba.

Overlooking settlements from Tindabana (Tyndahanata)
You can see the village and the sea.


3-6.Agarizaki Lighthouse and Yonaguni Horse

Agarizaki Lighthouse and Yonaguni Horse
I forgot the time, I was looking at the Yonaguni horses at the cliffs in the sea.


3-7.A symbol of Yonaguni-jima island! There are two observation in Tachikami-iwa rock!

A symbol of Yonaguni-jima island! There are two observation in Tachikami-iwa rock!
"Tachikami-iwa rock", which is a symbol of Yonagunijima, can be viewed from two observation decks.
"Tachikami-iwa rock" seen from the observatory on the east side

A symbol of Yonaguni-jima island! There are two observation in Tachikami-iwa rock!
"Tachikami-iwa rock" seen from the observatory on the west side


3-8.Watching the sunset with a hill where you can see the last sunset in Japan

Watching the sunset with a hill where you can see the last sunset in Japan
A hill where the last sunset in Japan is visible

Watching the sunset with a hill where you can see the last sunset in Japan
The setting sun went down in the clouds.
It may be saying "come back again".


3-9.At Izakaya Marutei, I drank alone

At Izakaya Marutei, I drank alone
I wanted to eat kakikiki cuisine.
However, when I went out after 20:00, it was "sold out".

At Izakaya Marutei, I drank alone
Business hours are until AM 2: 00
However, if there were no customers, it seemed likely to be "closed today."

4.【Day 2】 Can I see the last morning glow in Japan?

4-1. I was looking forward to see the last morning glow in Japan

I was looking forward to see the last morning glow in Japan
Speaking of sunrise on Yonaguni Island, "Agari-zaki" is famous.
However, I did not feel like touring the dark road on the sun by motorcycle, so I decided to see a sunrise by the monument on the west end of Japan.

I was looking forward to see the last morning glow in Japan
Only a little, the sky has died.

I was looking forward to see the last morning glow in Japan
You can see the Yonaguni horse also in the west side of Yonagunijima...


4-2.Return to the hostel and have breakfast with self-service

Return to the hostel and have breakfast with self-service


4-3.To Ishigaki-jima island by Ferry

Return to the hostel and have breakfast with self-service
Take the ferry and return to Ishigaki-jima island.
On the way home I was lying down from the beginning so as not to get seasick.

5.【MAP】Including Yonaguni Island! Tourist map of Ishigakijima area




-Okinawa

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