Aka Island is part of the Kerama Islands group. It belongs to Zamami in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture. It is the setting of the movie “Marilyn ni aitai” (“I want to meet Marilyn”) based on the true story of a male dog Shiro who swam across the sea to meet a female dog Marilyn who was in Zamami Island on the other side. On the island, there is also a statue of Shiro. The island is connected to Geruma Island by way of the Aka Bridge and is connected with Fukaji Island by way of Geruma Bridge, so therefore it is possible to reach the island by car or by bicycle.
Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunzamamison Aka
Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunzamamison Aka [map]
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Okinawa Main Areas
Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You’ve arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan’s most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.