Travelling Japan Collection
40.Yaeyama Islands [八重山諸島 Yaeyama-shoto]
The Yaeyama Islands are both the southernmost and westernmost inhabited islands of Japan. Together with the Miyako Islands and the Okinawa Islands they make up the three main island chains of Okinawa Prefecture.
With their tropical atmosphere and laid back, rural lifestyle, the Yaeyama Islands are a popular getaway destination for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of Japan's metropolises. This island paradise offers beaches, snorkeling, diving and relaxation.
Introducing Sightseeing and popular places
1.Iriomote Island,Yaeyama's largest island, covered by jungle.
2.Taketomi Island,Site of a traditional Ryukyu village.
3.Ishigaki Island,Main island of the Yaeyama Islands.
Festival: On 14 July,Mushaama Festival. On Hateruma Island, this harvest festival is celebrated during Obon. It features a parade of the local fertility god Miruku and his children [the local children], shishi [meaning Lion]
My View:Yaeyama Islands not a popular place to visit in guild book,however,the islands are beautiful,clam places with completely nature-made also Yaeyama has lots of activities to do linking to the sea such as scuba driving one of my favorite destination on summer as well..
Featuring set with Japanese Actress:Toda Erika