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Sakishima Islands

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Sakishima Islands

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Sakishima Islands is in Okinawa.


Map of Sakishima Islands
  • Miyako Islands — tourists are usually most interested in the natural monuments found here
    • Irabu — the "other island" of Miyako
    • Miyako — by far the largest of the three main islands that make up the group
    • Shimoji — very close to Irabu, but not quite as large
    • Tarama — known for its August festival
  • Yaeyama Islands — closer to Taiwan than the mainland Okinawa
    • Hateruma — the southernmost inhabited point of Japan
    • Hatoma
    • Ishigaki — the hub of the Yaeyamas, with spectacular beaches and manta rays
    • Iriomote — jungles and the mysterious Iriomote wild cat
    • Taketomi — small island off Ishigaki, known for a carefully restored Ryukyu village
    • Yonaguni — the westernmost point of Japan, with mysterious ruins and hammerhead sharks
    • Kuro — tiny island mildly famous for having (way) more cows than people

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