Miyako Island (Miyakojima), Japan
Miyako Island (Miyakojima), located 300 kilometers south of Okinawa Main Island and 100 kilometers north of the Yaeyama Islands. It is the largest and the most populous island among the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It lies approximately 400 kilometres east of Taipei, Taiwan.
Miyako Island is famous for its beautiful coastline fringed with coral reefs. Both the coral sand beach and the emerald green sea show untouched beauty. Moreover, there are many historical sites symbolizing life on this island. Other attractions include Cape Higashi-Hennazaki, Tuyumya Grave and the
Miyakojima City Botantical Gardens
Things to See & Do
* Beaches – Maehama and Yoshina beach
* Snorkeling & diving
* Cape Higashi-Hennazaki
* Tuyumya Grave
* Miyakojima City Botantical Garden
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Yen (JPY)
Language – Japanese
Population – 60,000 approx
Land Area – 158.7 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 81
Port Location – The port on Miyako is called Hirara port.
Travel Links – Miyako Airport has direct flights to Tokyo's Haneda Airport (2.5 to 3 hours, 1 flight/day), Osaka's Kansai Airport (2 hours, 1 flight/day), Naha Airport on Okinawa Main Island (45 minutes, frequent flights), Ishigaki (30 minutes, 2-3 flights/day) and Tarama (20 minutes, 2 flights/day), a small island between Miyako and Ishigaki. Air passes can provide big savings on the Tokyo and Osaka routes, in particular.
Ferry services between Ishigaki, Miyako and Okinawa Main Island were discontinued in 2008.