Miyako Island (Miyako-jima) and the Miyako Islands

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The fourth largest in the Okinawa Prefecture, this iron-board flat coral island boasts spectacular rocky outcrops, and blindingly white sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters. Catch it on a sunny day and Miyako-jima is glory at its best. The Miyako Islands are also a paradise for off-the-beach snorkeling lovers. You can see many kinds of tropical fish, sea turtles and colorful lush coral close to many of the beaches.

There are amazing barrier reefs (offshore coral reef) called Yabiji, which are located off the north east of Miyako main island.

PrefectureOkinawa (Miyako Island Group)Size159 sq kmPopulationApproximately 54,000AccessDirect flights from Tokyo and Osaka take about 2.5-3 hours. Flights from Okinawa Main Island’s Naha airport take about 45 mins.Getting aroundCar rental