Two hundred miles southwest of Okinawa, Miyakojima is thelargest of the eight islands of the Miyako Island Chain. The island bears manyhistorical relics and beautiful white-sand beaches including Maehama, Painagama,Sunakawa, and Shigira Beach. Today, you will start your day with a scenic driveto the 2-mile long Irabu Ohashi Bridge, which is the longest toll-free bridgein Japan, and said to be the “Bridge of Dreams” because it has been 40 yearsfrom the planning stage, with a total project cost of 39.5 billion yen and took9 years from the start of construction till completion. A scenic drive willcontinue to the glass bottom boat pier. A glass bottom boat ride is anothergreat way to witness the beauty of Miyakojima. You will board your boat for a45-minute ride looking at the beauty of the ocean below. Plenty of photoopportunities will await you at Higashihennazaki Cape, a long, narrowprotrusion extending from Miyakojima, where the waves crash dramaticallyagainst the steep, jagged limestone cliffs. The ocean sparkles blue in contrastwith the lush greenery of the cape and the limestone. At the tip of the cape isa picturesque white lighthouse, perfect for viewing the coral-dotted oceanpanorama below. <o:p></o:p>
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring local currency, sunscreen, sunglassesand a hat. If guests cannot climb stairs to the glass bottom boat they can waiton the pier.
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