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Higashieue, Ie Village (Ie Island)

From the Wajee lookout, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the cliffs and the changing scenery depending on tide and weather.



Higashieue, Ie Village (Ie Island)

A craggy, 172-meter-high mountain known as Tacchu is approximately 7,000 years older than the island itself. The mountain was created by a rare crustal deformation in which part of an old rocky layer moves to the top of a new rocky layer while being folded under the new layer. Here you can get the feeling of the enormous force of crustal movement.


Nyatiya Cave

1355 Kawahira, Ie Village (Ie Island)

There is a popular belief that female infertility can be cured by holding up the Bijiru-ishi, a holy stone found in this sacred cave. The cave is also called Sennin-gama as it was used a bomb shelter and saved numerous lives during the war.


Ie Island Hibiscus Garden

3614-1 Higashiemae, Ie Village (Ie Island)
Tel: 0980-49-5850
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Open daily
Admission: Free

Displayed in the garden are about 1,000 different varieties of colorful hibiscus. Every December the garden plays host to the annual Ie Island Hibiscus Festival.


Lily Field Park

380 Higashieue, Ie Village (Ie Island)
Tel: 0980-49-2906 (Ie Village Department of Commerce, Industry and Tourism)
Open daily
Admission: Free

In the huge 86,000-square-meter Lily Field Park, some 200,000 lily bulbs are planted with the beautiful landscape of the north coast as a backdrop. The park is the perfect place to go for a walk and a picnic. There are rest areas, and you can also enjoy fishing from the rocks on the coast side of the park. The Lily Festival is held from April to May, when the park is blanketed with 1 million lilies including teppouyuri -- a variety of lily native to the Ryukyu Islands -- and colorful foreign species.


Kouri Beach

Kouri, Nakijin Village

This beach is located on your right as you arrive on Kouri Island via the Kouri Bridge. Although the beach may not be the best snorkeling spot on the island, with its shallow, crystal-clear water and sandy bottom it provides a safe swimming experience for everyone, including children. Rental services for snorkeling equipment and beach parasols, a shop, restrooms and shower facilities are available.

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Ie Beach

2439 Higashiemae, Ie Village (Ie Island)

A beautiful white sand beach that spans about one kilometer along the island's eastern coast.


Resort Hotel Belparaiso

1069 Unten, Nakijin Village
Tel: 0980-56-2767

Category: Resorts & hotels
Features: Outdoor pool, beach, ocean view
Price range: Moderate


Banian Resort Nakijin

681 Imadomari, Nakijin Village
Tel: 0980-56-1010
URL: No website listed

Category: Resorts & hotels
Features: Outdoor pool, ocean view
Price range: Budget


Kouri Island

This 1,916-meter bridge offers an excellent view of the ocean between Yagaji and Kouri islands. Once on the Kouri Island side, visitors can find a souvenir center, eat-in diner and spectacular view.


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Kouri Bridge