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Yabiji, Miyakojima

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Made of over 100 coral reefs near Ikema Island, Yabiji forms the largest coral reef group in Japan and stands out as a true paradise for divers. Curiously, the reef comes to the water's surface a couple of times a year, creating an “illusion land” extending up to 17 km (11 mi). You can tour the area under professional guidance to preserve the wildlife. Snorkeling and scuba diving year-round gives you an opportunity to observe an astonishing number of colorful fish, sea turtles, coral snakes, manta rays, tuna, and small sharks enjoying this “flower garden of the ocean,” as locals affectionately call it. A visit to Yabiji represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Miyakojima trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • It takes about 30 minutes by boat from the nearest port. If you are prone to seasickness, take the anti-sickness medicine before boarding. However, it is worth going even if it spends it that much. The boatmaster will guide you to the best point from time to time. However, because it depends on the weather, there is a thing that the ship does not go out.
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  • It was great !️ I want to go again !️ !️!
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