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Iheya Island, a Remote Island of Okinawa

This video, titled "Beautiful Beach of Iheya Island! OKINAWA, JAPAN" (伊平屋島(沖縄離島)の絶景ビーチ前篇!OKINAWA,JAPAN), was uploaded by "K Japan Traveler."
It shows spectacular views of Iheya Island (伊平屋島, Iheyajima), Noho Island (野甫島, Nohojima), and Izena Island (伊是名島, Izenajima), which are in northern Okinawa.

As you can see in the video, Iheya Island has a beautiful cobalt blue ocean that you would never expect to find in Japan.

A Look at Iheya Island

Image of brown sugar, Okinawa
Photo:Brown sugar, Okinawa

Iheya Island is a long, narrow island located approximately 41 km north of the main island of Motobu, with a population of about 1,400 people including those on Noho Island.
The island has specialties, such as dried fish, hitokuchi brown sugar, Terushi Rice, and Kachiwari brown sugar.

There's also Kitase Rock, Yahe Rock, and a skerry called Erabu Rock around Iheya Island.
"Torazu Rock" is a landmark of the island.
You should visit Koshino Hiramatsu, Nento Hiramatsu and Mt. Kuba too.

Things To Do on Iheya Island

Image of the ocean at Sugahama, Okinawa
Photo:The ocean at Sugahama, Okinawa

We recommend going sightseeing via rental car.
The clear beaches, such as Kumaya Coast, Yonezaki Beach, Shioshitahama, and Kubayama Beach are the best place for sea bathing and fishing.
From 0:37 in the video, you can see Kouri Island and Kouri Bridge, and from 1:40 in the video, you can see Noho Bridge, Noho Port, and a beautiful view.

For sightseeing, there's Kumaya Cave, Iheya Tower, the Iheyason Board of Education History Ethnic Museum, Kubayama Light House, and Kami Ashagi.
You can enjoy activities like the salt cruise at the World Salt Exploration Museum.
For snorkeling to see coral reefs, book with Diving service North Island or Diving Shop JIN.

Access to Iheya Island

Image of the ocean at Iheya Island, Okinawa
Photo:The ocean at Iheya Island, Okinawa

Unfortunately, it's somewhat difficult to reach Iheya Island.
You have to go from Naha Airport, on the main island of Okinawa, to Nakijin, and then take a ferry for 80 minutes.
Because of that, there are not so many tourists, which means you can enjoy the natural scenery all to yourself!

As you can see from 1:17 in the video, you can enjoy "Iheya Blue," a clear, blue sea, different from the main island of Okinawa.
There are several hotels and restaurants on the island, so you can stay overnight as well as take a day trip, and there are buses running around the island, so as long as you check the bus schedules it's not so bad.

Summary of Iheya Island

Image of the ocean at Iheya Island, Okinawa
Photo:The ocean at Iheya Island, Okinawa

Iheya Island has beautiful beaches where you can feel the refreshing sea breeze.

Check out the time schedule for the ferry, as well as prices and information about tides when you visit the amazing resort, Iheya Island!

【Tripadvisor】Iheya Island

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Last Updated : Apr. 12, 2022
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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