Product Code : JIHD-C
This popular tour takes in three islands for three completely different experiences. Iriomote is densely forested, with vast stretches of mangroves. The island is traversed by rivers and beautiful waterfalls. Animals, birds, reptiles, butterflies and fireflies are found in abundance on the island and in the surrounding sea and the rivers.
From Ishigaki the first stop is Ohara Port where you will be met and guided to embark on the river cruise along the Nakama River through an unspoilt mangrove plantation. The oldest looking glass mangrove tree (sakishima-suou) is to be found on the Nakama River. Depending on the tides, it is sometimes possible to stop and get off the boat for a short while so you can admire this remarkable tree and the surrounding forest. A short distance away from Iriomote lies Yubu Island. The entire island comprises a sub-tropical garden, containing over 100 types of trees, a butterfly garden and a shell house. The trees which can be admired include the 10 varieties of local palm trees, many fruit trees and many flowering plants, including 30 varieties of hibiscus. Access to the island is by way of a carriage drawn by water buffalo, which gently wades through the shallow water to the island. You will have time to relax and explore the gardens on Yubu before being collected and taken to the ferry to go on to Kohama.
Kohama became famous as the setting for a popular Japanese soap opera 'Chura San', and the house within the village where the program was set is in the local traditional Okinawa style. Another film set was Sugar Road, so-called as it is bordered by sugar cane fields. The island, with its peaceful atmosphere, has a number of vantage points, including Ufudaki, a 99m high hill with a great view of Kohama and the surrounding islands (the top of Ufudaki is not visited in this tour). We will take a bus tour of Kohama Island, seeing the various points of interest, before making our way back to the ferry and then to Ishigaki Ferry Terminal.
- Bus service from Ohara port
- Capture the splendid landscape view from a cruise on the Nakama river
- Travel to Yubu Island on a carriage drawn by water buffalo
- Explore the best islands of Japan - Iriomote, Yubu and Kohama on a half day tour
- At noon time, savor a fresh hot lunch at the island
- Round trip ferry transport service
- Bus tour of Kohama Island
- Bus tour
- Round-trip ferry ticket
- Water buffalo cart ride
- River cruise
- Lunch for infants (age 0 to 5) if join free
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know Before You Book
- An infant between 0 and 5 can join free of charge per adult
Know Before You Go
- Please exchange your voucher (printed/digital) at the meeting point
Tour around Three Japanese Islands
Duration : 07:15
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