This white-sand beach is a popular place to stretch out and enjoy views of the beautiful verdant coastline, Okinawa’s highest peak, Mt. Omoto, and the nearby grove of Yaeyama palms. Coral reefs are found in the waters here, and colorful tropical fish can be seen swimming near the shore. In summer the adjacent campground bustles with activity as beach campers celebrate the season. The fast current off Yonehara Beach requires that swimmers exercise caution.
Tokyo (Narita) to Yonehara Beach, Ishigaki
3 h 40 min
From 7,480 yen
Yonehara, Ishigaki City Okinawa Prefecture
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.