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Kurima Ohashi

Kurima, Shimoji, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)

Kurima Ohashi is a bridge that connects Miyako and Kurima islands. The scene can be vastly different depending on the tide. Many locals and visitors cross the bridge to enjoy the stunning views it offers.

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Sawada, Irabu, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)

Designated a natural monument by the Japanese government, tori-ike (lit. path lake) is known as a mystical lake harboring myths featuring mermaids and other sea creatures. Tori-ike consists of two lakes with 75-meter and 55-meter diameters and depths of 45 and 25 meters, respectively. The two lakes are interconnected under water and also linked to the ocean. This is a unique location where fresh and salt waters mingle, making it an ideal diving spot.



Karimata, Hirara, Miyakojima-City (Miyako Island)

At this westernmost and northernmost cape of the island are wind turbines that generate power. The turbines provide an iconic view of the cape.


Ikema Ohashi

Ikemama, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)

Ikema Ohashi is a 1,425-meter-long bridge that connects Miyako and Ikema islands. The bridge was opened in February 1999 and cost 10 billion yen to build.


Sunayama Beach

Shimozaki, Hirara, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)

The natural arch at Sunayama Beach was created over time by sea winds eroding the exposed reef. Sunayama typifies the beaches on Miyako Island that can be found in every guidebook.


Shigira Bayside Suite Allamanda

926-25 Shinzato, Ueno, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)
Tel: 0980-74-7100

Category: Resorts & hotels
Features: Resort, ocean view, outdoor pool, hot spring
Price range: Luxury


Miyakojima Tokyu Resort

914 Yonaha, Shimoji, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)
Tel: 0980-76-2109

Category: Resorts & hotels
Features: Resort, beach, outdoor pool, family friendly
Price range: Luxury