Top things to do in Irabu-jima & Shimoji-jima

Top Choice Bistro in Irabu-jima & Shimoji-jima

Blue Turtle

This blingy little bistro gets bonus points for its delightfully secluded location, resting atop a shaded grassy knoll on a white-sand beach, whose turquoise waters glimmer seductively while you sip your cocktail at…
Cave in Irabu-jima & Shimoji-jima


An intriguing site for a stroll or dive is this pair of seawater pools on the west coast of Shimoji-jima, known by locals as 'dragon's eyes' – these are actually sinkholes in the coral that formed the island.
Beach in Irabu-jima & Shimoji-jima


On Irabu-jima's west coast, this is the island's best swimming beach, with showers, toilets and and the delightful Blue Turtle bar/restaurant.
Beach in Irabu-jima & Shimoji-jima

Nakanoshima Beach

The best snorkelling beach on Shimoji and Irabu, Nakanoshima Beach is protected by a high-walled bay on the west coast of Shimoji-jima. You'll greatly enhance your experience by making your visit early in the mornin…