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Experience Miyakojima's North

Miyakojima (Okinawa), Japan

Experience Miyakojima's North


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Explore highlights that define Miyakojima’s northern half, many of them manmade as a counterpoint to the island’s natural resources. Yuki Shio saltworks is particularly noteworthy, as the Guinness Book of World Records certified its salt as the world’s best because of its extraordinarily high mineral content. The product is extracted from deep in the ocean through a complex process that yields a powdery dust-like salt. You will observe some of the creatures that inhabit the surrounding sea through the underwater windows at Miyakojima Marine Park, a star attraction on the island’s northern peninsula. As you will see from the scenic lookout, a lengthy bridge connects the peninsula to Ikema Island. Nearby, you will find the expansive Shimajiri mangrove forests that line the brackish waterways that extend inland. As you meander along the wooden boardwalk in Shimajiri, the guide will point out the various species of trees, including the loop-root mangrove.

• View the factory that produces a mineral-rich sea salt certified to be the world’s best.
• Observe unusual sea creatures through the viewing windows at Miyakojima Marine Park.
• Take in the area’s striking natural beauty from the observation platform at Ikema Bridge.
• Walk along a boardwalk that winds through a pristine mangrove forest.

Need to Know:

This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Passengers should bring local currency for any purchases. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.

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Scenic & City Tours
Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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