This 289km2 island is home to a profusion of nature. Almost the entirety of Iriomote-jima's surface is covered with mangrove and jungle. It is fringed by splendid beaches and the surrounding sea has a very long barrier of coral, making for interesting diving sites. So whether you are interested in walking, diving, swimming or exotic wildlife, of which the island has more than its fair share, Iriomote-jima will live up to most visitors' expectations.
Ferries every hr to Haimi to the South (40min, ¥1540) or Uehara/Funaura to the North (50min, ¥2,000)