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.
This place is so quiet n.the beach is clean and no people around exept for the tourists.good place to snorkel.we saw lots of fishes and corals.untouched nature this place is with nobody living near... more »
I was visiting Miyakojima and I found an excursion to Yabiji organized by Mare Cruise. Jabiji is a gigantic coral reef located in the middle of the sea, north on Miyako. You need a boat to get there..... more »
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