Best Haterumajima Island Travel Guide In Okinawa Prefecture

Top travel guide in Haterumajima Island of Okinawa, which is a southernmost inhabited island in Japan. You can enjoy some miraculous beautiful things of the island such as a beautiful beach admired as the best one in Japan and the starry sky well known as a natural planetarium. Then, we selected top things to do in Haterumajima, Okinawa Prefecture 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 Haterumajima Island Travel Guide In Okinawa Prefecture [1-6]

1Starry Sky Of Hateruma

Natural Planetarium! Starry Sky Of Hateruma Island, A Southernmost Island In Japan

A little far from residential areas, you can meet a skyful of stars without any streetlamps. And you must be moved by the stars that you are likely to catch! There're so many stars that you can't distingulish the constellations☆

2Hateruma Port

Stunning View Spot In Hateruma Island! Hateruma Blue You Can See From A Breakwater

From the breakwater at Hateruma Port, you can have a whole view of Nishi Beach and breathtaking beautiful ocean spreads in fromt of your eyes. To spend easily on the breakwater and gaze into the ocean is so luxury time I have ever had. You may meet sea turtles♪

3Nishi Beach

The Most Beautiful Beach In Okinawa! An Emerald Green Beach

The island where ordinary people can go and which locates in the southernmost in Japan is Hateruma Island in Okinawa. Nishi beach is in northwest of the island and the most beautiful beach in Japan. Many people come to the island for the beach every year.

4Starry Sky Of Hateruma

Overwhelming Starry Sky At The Southernmost Inhabited Island In Japan

The southernmost inhabited island, Hateruma Island. This island makes me forget the passage of time. When the night comes, the stars spread all over the sky. The whole view as far as I can see in my eyes are filled with the stars.

5Moubina (Mouzaki) Beach

Coral All Over The Surface! A Beach Like A Secret Place You Can Spend Leisurely

Mouzaki seashore, at the west of Hateruma Island, is a quiet beach like a secret place. There spreading not sands but coral, and it's called 'a hill of coral'.

6Nishi Beach

The Beach Sunset At Hateruma-jima, A Southernmost Island In Japan

One and a half hours by a boat from Ishigaki Island, Hateruma-jima is a southernmost island where people live. You can enjoy beautiful sea in the daytime and starry sky at night. And more, the tasteful sunset is so special scenery that it makes me feel stronger that I stand at the edge of the country.

Hateruma Island

Located at Yaeyama-gun Okinawa Prefecture, the population is 500, the area is 13k㎡ and the circumference is about 15㎞. It's a southernmost inhabited island 450km far from Okinawa main island.

How To Get There

From Ishigaki-jima Rito Ferry Terminal (20 min by car from the Ishigaki Airport), take the express ferry (4 boats a day) for about one hour to Hateruma Port (3090yen for one way). The ferry services are sometimes suspended due to the high waves. You should confirm the operations.

安栄観光 Shuttle Boats

Means To Explore

You can rent bicycle or motorbike at your inn or rental shop. Although the number is limited, you can rent a car.

The Necessary Time To Explore

You need two or three hours to see the famous tourist spots. If you want to see the starry night, a whole day will be satisfying.


There're more than 10 accommodations. Among all, Pension Sainantan is nice to see the Hateruma Blue ocean.

Pension SainantanYuttai and Lagoon