Innumerable remote islands called Yaeyama lslands surround Okinawa. Though the main island of Okinawa is an attractive place, but traveling to these remote islands is specially recommended for knowing the enthralling beauty of the ocean much better. Presenting to you the Yaeyama Islands with the hidden charms of Okinawa.
Introducing to you, attractions of each island.
Let's hop in and out of Ishigaki, Taketomi, Kohama, Kayama and Yubu Islands and catch a glimpse of it in this section. In Part II we take you to Kuroshima, Aragusuku, Hatoma, Iriomote, Hateruma and Yonaguni Islands.
Ishigaki Island offers places with some of the most marvelous views.
Photo：ajari on FlickrHibiscus is in full bloom all year round offering a completely tropical atmosphere.
Photo：Travel-Picture on FlickrThis is the most popular beach in Ishigaki Island. BEST for Snorkeling and if you are lucky you can see tropical fishes in the ocean.
Delicious food in Ishigaki Island!
Photo：Shig ISO on FlickrHere is the place we can release ourselves from the busy city-life and experience relaxed culture of Okinawa.
Photo：ajari on FlickrWhat you should definitely try in Taketomi Island is riding on a water buffalo carriage. Water buffaloes take you around the island walking slowly yet steadily. The pleasant scenery is beyond comparison.
White beach and clear blue sky stretch in so-called Kondoi Beach.
Please heal your tired souls at this beach.
Photo：Shig ISO von FlickrKohama Island is also another popular remote island transformed into a resort.
It is a very serene island where sugarcane field extends from end to end.
Photo：Travel-Picture on FlickrThere are two resorts here. About one fifth of the entire island is occupied by these two resort facilities, "Haimurubushi" and "RESONARE Kohamajima ".
Please do relax, unwind and forget about the fleeting time; at Kohama Island you can enjoy your own private time.
Photo：Travel-Picture on FlickrAbout 10 minute boat ride from Kohama Island off to the north will take you to a small uninhabited island which is a remarkable getaway for those looking for nature at its best.
Photo：Travel-Picture on FlickrWalk around the entire island on foot in an hour, at this island.
Photo：Travel-Picture on FlickrBest for snorkeling as the waters are highly transparent and glistening in the sunlight.
Photo：Kentaro Ohno on FlickrA tiny island with a circumference of 2 kms, the entire island is a subtropical botanical garden.
Photo：Kentaro Ohno on FlickrThe distance between Yubu Island and Iriomote Island is about 400m. The sea being shallow off the shore, the depth of the water only reaches to about 1m even at high tide.
You can take a water buffalo carriage to get to Yubu Island. It takes only about 15 minutes.
Make sure to get a taste of the Gelato before we take you to the next section!