Entries Tagged as 'Okinawa'

火曜日, 1月 15th, 2013

Ishigaki Triathlon tournament

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Ishigaki Triathlon tournament

Athletes from all over the world gathering at Ishigaki Triathlon tournament
The Ishigaki Triathlon tournament is held every spring. About 1500 domestic and foreign participants swim in the beautiful ocean, bike through the nature, and run through the cities.
In the division of serious athletes, it is one of the ITU Triathlon World Cup hosted by the [...]

日曜日, 1月 13th, 2013

Taketomi Island

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Taketomi Island

■Traditional red roof tile houses in Taketomi

Taketomi has the traditional city of Okinawa as people imagine: the red roof tiles, stone wall of coral reefs, sand road between villages, and Hibiscus and Bougainvillea that bloom all year long.
It is easily accessible from Ishigaki by a boat, which only takes about 10 minutes.

(The city seen on [...]

金曜日, 1月 11th, 2013

Iriomote Island ~ Jungle full of adventure

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Iriomote Island ~ Jungle full of adventure

Among the Yaeyama Islands, Iriomote is an island with the most untouched natural environment. It is known as the “Galapagos of East” and large percent of the island is covered by dense jungle and mangrove swamps which make up the old-growth forest, habitat of crested serpent eagle and Iriomote cat. Thus, it has its own [...]

火曜日, 1月 8th, 2013

Ishigaki Island~ City with the traditional culture and an untouched nature

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Ishigaki Island~ City with the traditional culture and an untouched nature

Ishigaki is a long, slender island located southern west of Japan. There are Yaeyama Islands in the southern and western edges of Ishigaki. They are composed of islands such as Yonaguni and Taketomi, and some inhabited ones. It is surrounded by coral reefs and tropical plants that give an image of the treasure of [...]