Landmark in Hateruma-jima

Japan's southernmost point

Cycling along roads criss-crossing fields of sugar cane and tracing kilometres of unspoiled coastline – the southernmost point in Japan feels appropriately far-flung once you've arrived. There's also a monument mark…
Beach in Hateruma-jima


Just to the west of the port is this perfect beach of snow-white sand with some good coral offshore. Here you will find free public showers, toilets and a camping ground.
Beach in Hateruma-jima


At the southeast corner of the island is this impressive 1km-long cliff of Ryūkyū limestone, pounded by the Pacific Ocean. There's a small observatory here, and at the western end of the cliffs is a small monument m…