Know Before You Go
This small island is located 18.5 miles northwest of Okinawa’s main island and takes approximately one hour to reach by ferry. A round trip fare is 3,440 yen. Free campsites are available as well as bed and breakfast type accommodations.Taking the coastal road around the island, by bicycle or car, guarantees spectacular coastal views. As the island is not a typical tourist destination, the beaches are far from crowded. The island’s economy is predominantly agricultural, with sugar cane crops dominating the vegetation in parts of the island.