“Yonaha Maehama Beach” in Miyakojima, Okinawa, where a superb view beach called “the greatest natural resources in the East” spreads out. The pure white sandy beach and the greenish blue sea color and the view from the beach are truly spectacular.
Yonaha Maehama Beach is located in Miyako Island with beautiful sea, and its beauty is overwhelming. This is the most beautiful beach in Japan. The coastline is followed by a white sand beach of about 7km. The crystal-clear emerald green sea gradually becomes darker towards Kurima Island ahead. You will be impressed by the sight you have only seen in postcards. On your left, you can see the beautiful Kurimajima Bridge across the sea.
Yonaha Maehama is the starting point and goal point for triathlons held every April. Please note that hotels and guesthouses will be full for several days before and after the tournament.
Yonaha Maehama is about a 20-minute drive from outside Miyakojima City. From Miyako Airport, take National Route 390 towards Yonaha Maehama (south), 10 kilometers, approximately 30 minutes away.
Yonaha Maehama Beach is a west-facing beach. In the morning when the sun is on the back, the color of the sea is blue and beautiful because the light is forward light. And if you go by about 9 o’clock, there are few people, so you can occupy one beautiful sandy beach on Yonaha Maehama.
Yonaha Maehama is famous as a sunset spot. It is almost 20 minutes by car from the old city of Hirara, so you can go before dinner. The sunset on a clear day with a clear sky is a breathtaking sight. This is the most recommended view for couples, but it is also a must-see for solo and group travelers.
There is almost no litter on this beach. Probably because of cleanliness. Also, since it is not so crowded, you can enjoy the resort life without worrying about the eyes. In addition, Yonaha Maehama does not have a coral reef, so it may be a little unsatisfactory for those who want to snorkel.
From the Ryugu Observatory on Kurima Island, you can see Kurima Ohashi on your right and Yonaha Maehama Beach in front. The 3-story observatory built on the hill is about 10 minutes from Yonaha Maehama across Kurima Bridge. If you have a good eye, you can also see the Tokyu Resort Hotel in Yonaha Maehama. Since Miyakojima Island is almost flat, this place where you can enjoy a magnificent view from the hill is valuable. It’s definitely recommended when the weather is nice.
Spend relaxing hours unique to the isolated island
“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?
Swimming and marine sports are very popular beaches
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.
There are not so many people
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.
You can see Miyakojima of a relatively flat topography from a high position
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.
You can see “real light blue”
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)|