Taketomi Island

Go on a Hunt to Spot These Historically Significant Landmarks in Okinawa!

We all know about lighthouses, optical beacons that are usually installed to navigate ships. These are historical reminders and important cultural landmarks in many countries. The sub-tropical Okinawan minor archipelagos of Miyako and Yaeyama, which are now major tourist destinations in Japan, together are called the Sakishima Islands and have cultural landmarks of their own.…

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/…