Kohama Island Tours

Kohama Island
Rolling hills and uninterrupted views set the island of Kohama apart from others in the Yaeyama archipelago. Travelers can wander grassy passes and shaded trails to two of the island’s most popular lookouts—Chura san’s Point and Ufudake. Locals say Chura san offers some of the best views in the region, but travelers agree that the view from atop Ufudake, where the whole of Kohama can be seen, is equally incredible.

Just like other nearby islands, Kohama is home to some beautiful beaches, including a long stretch of sandy shores called Haimurubushi. Visitors love that its clear waters are protected by jellyfish nets, but avid snorkelers say this means underwater wildlife leaves something to be desired. Still, wet and wild visitors can rent masks and jet skis — or opt to chill out on the shores in comfortable chairs under the shade of giant umbrellas. 

Practical Info

Kohama Island is accessible by ferry from Ishigaki. The ride is approximately 25 minutes, making it ideal for day trips. Visitors can also hop ferries from Taketomi and Iriomote Islands. 
 
Address: Kohama Island, Japan
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Iriomote, Yubu, Kohama and Taketomi Island-Hopping Day Tour from Ishigaki

Check off three of the far-flung Yaeyama islands during a day-long trip from Ishigaki. Visiting the remote outpost of Iriomote plus Yubu and Kohama islands, the experience includes different activities on each isle. Cruise through Iriomote’s mangroves; ride on a water buffalo cart through Yubu, with local ‘sanshin’ music ringing in your ears; and enjoy lunch and a quick island tour of Kohama. Want to see even more? Upgrade to visit nearby Taketomi, where Ryūkyū houses and coral beaches beckon.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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