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Tori-ike (lit. path lake) (通り池)


Tori-ike is a pond in Shimoji Island in Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture. Tori-ike consists of two circular lakes, a large lake and a small one—the large one has a diameter of 75-meters and the small one has a diameter of 55-meters. The two lakes are interconnected under water, furthermore as the lakes are connected to the ocean through a cave, it has got the name, “Tori-ike”. It is a popular diving spot where you can see a wide variety of fish, and it has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty and a National Natural Monument.


Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Irabu Sawada (Ishigaki / Miyako / Iriomote IslandArea)

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          Okinawa 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.