Taketomi Island

Hoshizuna Beach: A Fascinating Star Sand Beach in Okinawa

Okinawa Prefecture is well-known for its gorgeous beaches. On the northern tip of an island called Taketomi-jima is a small beach called Hoshizuna-no-Hama, which is literally translated as ‘Star Sand Beach’. If you happen to look closely at the sand on this beach, you will see that the sand is actually comprised of the special…

Time for Scuba Diving and Watching Mantas in Hoshinoya, Okinawa!

People have always been fascinated by manta rays. In Taketomi Island in Okinawa, if you stay in Hoshinoya Resort, you can see Mantas all year round since the climate there is semi-tropical and the waters are warm all year round. Divers go to this southernmost part of Japan to scuba dive with the mantas. global.hoshinoresort.com/…