Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Okinawa Prefecture / Yaeyama-gun / Taketomi-cho / Iriomote-jima / Uehara
One of the three ports from which you can start exploring Iriomote island, Uehara is a small-town ferry terminal with a small supermarket, a few restaurants, and a petrol station renting scooters and cars. On windy days, the port may be closed, you can still take buses to other nearby ferry ports. You can snorkel and explore the beach north of the port, Hoshizuma no Hama, known for its coral and star-shaped sand. You can also find waterfalls just north of the port. Keep an eye out for information tables about the Iriomote cat, a subspecies of the leopard that lives only on this island. Use our Iriomote-jima trip tool to visit Uehara on your trip to Iriomote-jima, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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港の周りにはスーパーや食堂があるので少し早めに着いて買い物や食事ができます。待合所にはたくさんの椅子があります。小さな売店もありお土産も置いてありました。ここからは石垣島と鳩間島に行くことができます。 more »There is a supermarket and a dining room around the port, so you can arrive a little early for shopping and eating. There are a lot of chairs in the waiting area. There was also a small shop, and there were souvenirs. From here you can go to Ishigaki Island and Hatoma Island.
西表島でお土産を買いたいと思いましたが、港の売店くらいしかありません。私が見た限りでは地元産のお塩とクッキーくらいでした。もちろん、果物や野菜など地元のものはいろいろありますが、お土産となると難しいですね。結局、クッキー（地元のお塩が使われている）にしました。 more »I wanted to buy souvenirs in Iriomote Island, but there is only a shop in the port. As far as I could see, it was about local salt and cookies. Of course, there are many local things such as fruits and vegetables, but when it comes to souvenirs, it is difficult. In the end, i made cookies (local salt is used).
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