Yonaguni 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.…

3 Fantastic Things to Do in Yonaguni, Japan’s Westernmost Inhabited Island

Yonaguni, a tiny island belonging to Japan just 125 km away from Taiwan’s coastline, is a must-visit place because of its unique attractions. Part of the Yaeyama Islands, which is located in Okinawa Prefecture, Yonaguni enjoys isolation and a variety of flora and fauna. Here are three things to do in this far end of…

Is the Mysterious Yonaguni Monument Japan’s Own Atlantis?

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with aliens and the unexplained. I remember getting a book from the library about unexplained phenomena: the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and much, much more. In the book, there was a short chapter on a topic that combined two things I…