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A Paradise for Subtropical Plants Yubujima (亜熱帯植物楽園 由布島)

"This remote island belongs to the Yaeyama Islands southwest of Okinawa Main Island. It is located just east of Iriomote Island, and you can go back and forth between these islands on a water buffalo cart that travels across the long shallow sea. On the island, where there is a rich natural environment with lush subtropical plants, you will find the butterfly park, where you can observe pupa of Japan's largest butterfly ""tree nymph butterfly"" sparkling in gold color, a water buffalo pond where water buffalo rest, a bougainvillea garden, restaurants and shops as well."


Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Komi 689 (Ishigaki / Miyako / Iriomote IslandArea)

phone 0980855470


Review of Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/01/19 Peaceful small island
We visited this small island as we were in Iriomote island. I think most of people participate optional tour but we went there by ourselves. To get there at first you need to move to the water...
Reviewed:2017/05/02 Tourist trap
The island is walkable from Iriomote as the water is just inches deep during low tide...but they still wont let you walk it...I reluctantly traveled to and from by the cart pulled by the poor water...
Reviewed:2016/11/13 Enjoyed walking around the island and seeing all the greenery/flowers
If you just come here to take the water buffalo ride, look at the water buffalo in their pen, and shop/eat at the very overpriced store, its going to get tiresome very quickly. We walked around...

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Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Komi 689 [map]
Ishigaki / Miyako / Iriomote IslandArea
Parking Lot
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          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.