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Tour three Okinawa Islands on this full-day tour via a ferry round-trip from Ishigaki. On Iriomote Island, take a mangrove cruise on the Nakama River followed by a buffalo cart ride to Yubu Island. Stroll the botanical garden and enjoy a Japanese lunch before taking a bus tour through the village of Taketomi Island. The trip to the third island is topped off with the sight of magical star-shaped sand and the sounds of traditional Okinawan songs.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hirata Tourism, Ishigaki, Okinawa PrefecturePlease check in our office 30 min. before your ferry departure (8:10AM).Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Iriomote Island, Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa PrefectureIriomote, the largest of the three islands on our tour, is largely unspoilt and covered with mangrove forests.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Yubujima Suigyusha, Yubu-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa PrefectureHaving completed our river cruise, we transfer to Mihara. Just 400 meters offshore lies the tiny island of Yubu, and we cross over to it by way of water buffalo drawn carriages, which gently wade through the shallow sea. The entire island comprises a sub-tropical garden, containing over 100 types of tree, a butterfly garden and a shell house. The trees which can be admired include the 10 varieties of local palm tree, many fruit trees and many flowering plants, including 30 varieties of hibiscus.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Taketomi Port, Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa PrefectureTaketomi has many beautiful beaches, including Kaiji Beach, which has fascinating star shaped sand, and Kondoi Beach, with its beautiful white sand. Duration: 1 hour