Miyakojima

12 Hotels on Okinawa, Miyako, Ishigaki, and Iriomote Islands for a Perfect Stay in 2019

Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, is a group of tropical islands that are popular as summer vacation destinations. They boast excellent activities such as snorkelling, diving, and surfing, and visiting lovely local places such as Fukushu-en and Shikina-en Gardens, the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, and Nakagusuku Castle. Okinawa is famous for beautiful beaches,…

7 Must-Visit Spots in Okinawa’s Miyako Island: Beaches, Capes, and More

Miyako Island is one of the best islands to visit in Japan, especially during the summer season. Located in the south of Okinawa, it is reachable from Tokyo via a two-hour plane ride. Aside from being known for its brown sugar and pineapples, the island has lots of other attractions such as beautiful beaches and…

Visit These 3 Romantic Bridges on the Beautiful Miyako Islands in Okinawa!

Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture has many great island clusters to see. These include the Miyako Islands which have a unique culture and are known for their spectacular beaches. Among these remote islands, Miyakojima is a great urban center because of its relatively large population compared to that of other nearby islands. Many Japanese people dream of…

What Is This Scary ‘Mud Festival’ for Kids in Okinawa and Why Is It Dying Out?

Japan is known for its many unique festivals, and Paantu is one such event mostly celebrated in the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture. What was once a great festival celebrated all across the islands of Okinawa, is now just limited to Miyakojima and a few other islands in the far southwest. The festival is performed…