Best Shimojijima Island Travel Guide In Okinawa Prefecture

Best travel guide for Shimojijima belongs to Miyako Islands in Okinawa. The island is made up with raised corals and known as a great spot for snorkel and diving because of so clear sea water that the corals can be seen beautifully from the surface. We selected top things to do in Shimojijima from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers who have actually been there. And check out Travel Info in the following to get Access, Means To Explore, The Necessary Time To Explore, and so on.

Best Shimojijima Island Travel Guide In Okinawa Prefecture [1-7]

1Shimoji-jima Reef

You Can See Clearly! Shoal Reefs Of Coral Island

Shimoji-jima is an island made by the raised coral reefs. The sea is so clear that you can see the colorful corals even above the water at the shoal reefs. At low tide, the corals are about to show their faces from the water surface.

2Nakanoshima Beach

Beautiful Blue Ocean! Popular Beach As A Fish Spot In Shimoji-jima Island

Nakanoshima Seashore in Shimoji-jima Island is a small bay surrounded with greens. It's a popular diving spot where the lovely tropical fish swim. In best season, you can enjoy snorkel with your children, too.

3Shimoji Airport 17 End

Like A Road To Heaven. A Beautiful Pier Of Coral Blue

The northern end of an airport for training in Shimoji Island. The beautiful view from here takes our breath away. Once here was famous for the plane touch-and-go, but without that, this wonderful view is worth visiting.

4Shimojishima Airport

The Ideal Starry Sky that I Want to See Forevermore

The area near the Shimojijima airport is one of the best starry sky view spots. If you see it once, you will be locked with extreme emotion. With luck, you can see the large Milky Way.

5Obi-iwa Rock

Shimoji-jima's Historical Spot, A Huge Guardian Deity Of Rock

A huge stone called 'Obi-iwa' is said to have been carried ashore by big wave. The threat of high waves that may carry the big stone is immeasurable. But now, this place became a spiritual support for big-catch of fish and safety for a sailing.

6Tori-ike Pond

Mysterious Blue Of Two Ponds Connected With The Open Sea By The Underground Cave

Tori-ike Pond is said to have been formed by erosion the limestone cave by rain and waves. Both these ponds are connected by the underground tunnel, and this spot is popular among divers. The sea side pond links with the open sea. Its beep color seems to shallow us up and fascinates tourists.

7Shimojishima Airport

The Little-Known Beach Suitable for Malin Sports Such As Stand Up Paddle

The beach near the Shimojijima airport is beautiful and suitable for malin sports. Many locals visit this little-known beach.

Shimoji-jima Island

Shimoji-jima, belongs to Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture, is one of Miyako Islands. The population is 50, the area is 10k㎡ and the circumference is about 18㎞. The island is made up with raised corals and a popular place for diving and snorkel for very clear ocean.

How To Get There

By car, cross the Irabu Bridge (3.5km) from Miyako-jima, then 20min via Irabu-jima. 3045min from Miyakojima Hirara Port by bus bound for Irabujima Sawada Depot. Then, get off the bus and walk 10 min or use bicycle.

Means To Explore

Car, bicycle and walk. No public transportation.

The Necessary Time To Explore

A few hours to see the tourist spots. And more if you play marine sports.


You can find accommodations at Shimoji-jima, Irabu-jima or Miyako-jima.

Best Hotels In Shimoji-jima Island

Other Islands

We introduce tourist guide of neighboring islands in the following.

Irabu-jima Island Guide