Attractions

Monument in Yonaguni-jima

Irizaki

Just as Hateruma-jima has a monument to mark Japan's southernmost point, Yonaguni-jima has one to mark the country's westernmost point (日本最西端の碑), here at Irizaki. If the weather is perfect, the mountains of Taiwan a…
Natural Feature in Yonaguni-jima

Tachigami-iwa

Literally 'Standing-God Rock' (although another name might come to mind), this offshore obelisk can be viewed from several spots on the bluffs above.
Natural Feature in Yonaguni-jima

Sanninu-dai

The raised platform that overlooks Gunkan-iwa also offers views of the jagged coastline of Sanninu-dai.
Viewpoint in Yonaguni-jima

Agarizaki

At the eastern tip of the island, wild Yonaguni horses graze in the pastures leading out to the lighthouse at Agarizaki.
Natural Feature in Yonaguni-jima

Gunkan-iwa

Aptly named, this striking offshore fin does bring to mind an imposing ship.
Beach in Yonaguni-jima

Higawa-hama

On the south coast of the island is the pleasant little village of Higawa, which has a wide, sandy crescent of beach. The water here is clear and shallow, and a seawall makes it a calm spot for swimming and snorkell…