Top things to do in Kume-jima

Top Choice Historic Building in Kume-jima

Former Uezu Residence

Built around 1750, this traditional Ryūkyūan dwelling was the former home of Kumejima's dominant clan, the Uezu family. Lovingly maintained and set amid a beautiful subtropical garden, the grounds of this open house…
Beach in Kume-jima


On tiny Ōjima (奥武島), which is connected to Kume-jima's east coast by a causeway, you'll find the intriguing Tatami-ishi, a natural formation of flat pentagonal rocks that covers the seashore. When the water is calm,…
Beach in Kume-jima

Eef Beach

Kumejima's most popular beach is also one of its nicest, though it sadly does receive its fair share of flotsam from the ocean. Iifu (Eef) means 'white' in the local Kume dialect, and not surprisingly, the beach is …
Okinawan in Kume-jima

Yangwa Soba

Kume-jima's most famous soba shop is open for lunch only and is worth the trip. Serving handmade noodles out of his own home, the hospitable Nakasone-san cultivates a warm and nurturing island vibe. Enjoy your Kume-…
Ruins in Kume-jima

Uegusuku Castle Ruins

Perched atop the island's highest peak, at an elevation of around 310m, are the meticulously placed crumbling stone walls of what was once the stronghold of the ruling Kume lord, before the 16th century. Views from …
Beach in Kume-jima


Kume-jima's most famous attraction is this 7km sandbar that extends from the eastern point of the island, pointing back towards Okinawa-hontō. If you arrive by air, you can't miss this coral-fringed strip of white f…
Beach in Kume-jima


As any local will tell you, this attractive beach is the best place on the island for watching the sunset over the East China Sea. Find it on the west coast near Cypress Resort.