Yonaha Maehama Beach, Okinawa
“Yonaha Maehama Beach” which is said to be the beauty of the East. This is selected as the best beach in Japan with numerous guide books and rankings. The reason is in the ocean of Miyako Blue with high transparency, and on fine white sand beach. After healing in the everlasting ocean, cross the Kurima Ohashi Bridge, which is visible in front of you, why don’t you spend relaxing hours unique to the isolated island?
Speaking of Miyakojima, “Yonaha Maehama”. In Okinawa, it is a very famous beach, so that you may call it “Yonaha Maehama”, as long as it calls it the beach in Okinawa, not to mention it. It is a truly spectacular spot where you can see the beautiful bridge “Kurima Ohashi Bridge” connecting the Miyakojima Island and Kurimajima Island with a white sand beach lasting about 7 km. Because it is a shallow waters, swimming and marine sports are very popular beaches.
On the beach there is a kiosk and cafeteria that you can enjoy with activities such as banana boat and jet skiing. It is very famous here, but since there are not so many people, you should be able to enjoy the relaxing time. This is also the stage of the swimming race of “All Japan Triathlon Miyakojima Games” held in April every year. During that time, this is crowded with a lot of people.
If you enjoy Yonaha Maehama Beach, cross the Kurima Ohashi Bridge that is visible in front of you and go to the Ryugujo (Dragon castle) observatory in Kurimajima Island on the other side. It is a valuable observation platform that you can see Miyakojima of a relatively flat topography from a high position. As you cross the bridge, there is a sign to the observation deck, so you can arrive at about 4 kilometers in about 6 minutes without hesitation.
The tips to enjoying Yonaha Maehama is “entering the sea.” You can just soak up your feet or hip it up, or you can just enjoy heading out to the sea just floating. If you look at the sea from a place close to the surface of the water even a bit, you can see “real light blue”. The beach looking at from afar is beautiful, but it is much more beautiful to see the color of the sea in a closer place. For that, Yonaha Maehama Beach is always recommended to wear barefoot and walk into the ocean.
|Name:||Yonaha Maehama Beach|
|Address:||Shimojiyonaha 1199 Miyakojima, Okinawa 906-0305 Japan|
|Access:||Approximately 15 minutes from Miyako Airport by car|
|Tel:||(+81) 980-72-3751 (Miyakojima Island Municipal Office)|