Beautiful Islands in Japan

20 Most Beautiful Islands in Japan

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Sakushima Island, Aichi

It is the largest island in Mikawa Bay floating off the coast of Ichika Harbor. There are plenty of nice photo spots, you can taste the relaxing island time by cycling etc while touching the art. Sakujima floating in Mikawa Bay in Aichi Prefecture crosses from Ichishiki port in Nishio City with a high-speed ship.

It is around 80 minutes by train and bus from Nagoya to Ichimori harbor. From Nagoya and arrive at Ichimori Port about an hour via Chita Peninsula Road, and it takes around 20 minutes to get up from there. A remote island that you can enjoy even a day trip, which is the shortest two hours from Nagoya!

Ichimori Port


Naoshima Island

Naoshima known as the art island is about 1 hour by ferry from Takamatsu Port and about 30 minutes by express boat. Islands composed of 27 large and small islands centered on Naoshima located about 3 km north of Tamano-shi, Okayama Prefecture, about 13 km north of Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture in the Seto Inland Sea.

The island was included in National Geographic’s 19 Places to Indulge Yourself, featuring tips from Boutique Japan founder Andres Zuleta!

Gogo Island

An island off Matsuyama where fruit tree cultivation is popular enough to be said as an island of fruits.

It is an island that you can go by ferry from Matsuyama city by one book. You can enjoy fishing, swimming in the sea, cycling, etc. The view of the sea is also wonderful. It is recommended because the sea is particularly beautiful in the summer.

Okinoshima Island

The island’s settlements are steadily lined with steep slopes like fields. In the village, beautiful stone steps and stone walls using granite are very impressive, and time flows slowly.

The island of Okinoshima is located sougonnni in the ocean between Japan and Korea, and since ancient times people have been awed and offered prayers to the deity of the island for maritime safety.

80,000 offerings discovered on the island is designated as a National Treasure. As even landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological ritural sites on the island almost intact over a millennium. Well, strangely enough, only male tourists are allowed to come to this island.

Kakeromajima Island

Kakeromajima Island is blessed with beautiful ria inlets, and the calm water makes it easy to enjoy marine sports such as sea kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.

It is located 20 minutes by ferry across the Oshima Strait from the southernmost tip of Amami Oshima. It is a small island with a population of 1,200 with about 30 small settlements.

Izenajima Island

The island full of history and romance floating on the ocean 28.8 km north of Nakijin village of Okinawa main island. It is known as the birth place of the 2nd Ryukyu dynasty. Izena Island is surrounded by fringing coral reefs and measures approximately 5km in diameter.

Miyakojima Island

Miyakojima is an island that belongs to Okinawa Prefecture, where plants unique to the subtropics such as mangrove and banyan mar are lively and nature is spreading, such as the shining sea that weaves the gradation up to the spectacular from the beach to the offing.

Kerama Islands

Kerama Islands are a group of small islands in the East China Sea. Located only about 40 kilometers to the west of Okinawa Main Island, the Kerama Islands are a popular side trip due to their pristine, white sand beaches and clear blue waters that are ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and diving.

A lot of beautiful islands on Kerama islands like Aka Island, Amuro Island, Agenashiku Island, Ri Island. Visit interesting places such as Marilyn’s Statue, Statue of Shiro, Mt. Takatsuki, Akao Bridge.

Yaeyama Islands

The Yaeyama Islands are both the southernmost and westernmost inhabited islands of Japan. Together with the Miyako Islands and the Okinawa Islands they make up the three main island chains of Okinawa Prefecture.

With their tropical atmosphere and laid back, rural lifestyle, the Yaeyama Islands are a popular getaway destination for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of Japan’s metropolises. This island paradise offers beaches, snorkeling, diving and relaxation.

Kuroshima Island

Kuroshima is one of the Satsunan Islands, usually classed with the Ōsumi Islands, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Kuroshima is called cattle island. Kuroshima is called a cattle island. Because of this rather flat heart shaped island, there are around 200 people and 2500 cows.

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