JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Urauchi River Cruise and Waterfall Hike 浦内川自然研究路


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In northern Iriomote, Urauchi River is Okinawa's longest (19 km), widest (200 m), and deepest (15 m) river. It's home to a whopping 400 species of fish or 10 percent of Japan's fish species. Urauchi River is one of Iriomote's major tourist routes with a jungle river cruise and forest hike to see two waterfalls, Mariyudu Falls and Kanbire Falls. The roundtrip cruise and hike will take about 3 hours.

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Yubu 由布島


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Another major attraction on Iriomote is Yubu, is a small, sandbar island. They converted the island into a lush botanical garden. (Admission charged, included in the water buffalo cart ride.)

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Iriomote Nature Walks and Stargazing 大富・古見


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Jungle hike, mangrove walk, and stargazing in central Iriomote: Ohara, Otomi, and Komi.

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Maira River Sunrise Kayaking マイラ川の日の出


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Maira River is one of Iriomote's major rivers. We enjoyed sunrise kayaking at the mouth of the river at high tide.

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Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center 西表野生生物保護センター


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Comprehensive museum on Iriomote's wildlife, especially the Iriomote Wildcat. Located in Komi. Free admission. Open 10 am–4 pm, closed Mon., December 29–January 3, June 23. https://iwcc.jp/english/

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Ohara Port 大原港


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Ohara Port is Iriomote's main port and closest to Ishigaki.

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