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.
Full-day island tour of Iriomote, Yubu and Kohama, with optional Taketomi
Embark on a Nakama River cruise through Japan’s largest mangrove forest, located on Iriomote Island
Hop into a water buffalo cart for a traditional ride to Yubu Island, and stroll its botanical garden
Enjoy a Japanese lunch at a resort on Kohama Island before a bus tour of significant island sites
Upgrade for a bus tour of Taketomi Island sites such as Star Sand Beach