Top Choice Beach in Miyako-jima

Sunayama Beach

Just 4km north of Hirara you will find this excellent little beach, which lies at the bottom of a large sand dune (hence the name 'Sand Mountain Beach'). A cool stone arch at one side of the beach provides a bit of …
Beach in Miyako-jima


On the southwest coast, beautiful Yonaha-Maehama is a 6km stretch of white sand that attracts a lot of families and young folks due to its shallow waters. It's a lovely beach, but it can get crowded and the presence…
Beach in Miyako-jima


If you've had a look at the crowds at Yoneha-Maehama and decided you want something quieter, head across the Kurima-Ōhashi and drive to the northwest coast of Kurima-jima (来間島), where you will find the brilliant (an…
Shinto Shrine in Miyako-jima


Miyako-jinja is a recently reconstructed shrine hidden away in downtown Hirara.