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Kudakajima Island

Chinen, Nanjo 901-1400, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-835-8919
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Rustic get away for the adventurous

We rented bicycles for the day for 1000 JPY and pedaled around the perimeter of the island. There's... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Amy S
More of a sacred space then tourist attraction

Beautiful, natural island with sites almost untouched by people. You can get here by bus from Naha... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Honoria B
San Francisco, California
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“sea snakes” (2 reviews)
“ferry” (4 reviews)
“sacred” (5 reviews)
Chinen, Nanjo 901-1400, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-835-8919
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We rented bicycles for the day for 1000 JPY and pedaled around the perimeter of the island. There's lots of side paths where you can tidepool or find a quiet place to eat your packed lunch. Bring lots of frozen water to keep you hydrated...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful, natural island with sites almost untouched by people. You can get here by bus from Naha City, even though google maps and possibly your hotel concierge will tell you it's not possible. Take the 38 bus from Naha City twords Shikiya. It will take...More

Thank Honoria B
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Kudakajima is a lovely island to visit. It was easy to reach from Naha. We caught the local bus from Naha (38) to sansan beach. The bus cost about 800 yen each way. We got the ferry which took about 30 mins to kudaka and...More

1  Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Most tourist visit here for day trip, because you can see most tourist spots within two hours by riding bicycle. However I recommend you to stay here for over night. This whole island is big power spot and better spend time to look around.

1  Thank Tat_H23
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Easy drive to the port (telephone numbers invaluable for GPS) park free. 20 min ferry ride across to this for al island with little on it. There are simple places to stay and snack places for water etc. which is essential as there is little...More

Thank kirstine2013
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We spent the better part of a day on Kudaka Island, primarily to see the ancient sites as part of research on old Okinawan culture. The ferry ride was straightforward and we were able to walk the length of the island as well as stop...More

2  Thank RJSJr1954
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Kudaka island is one of isolated island of Okinawa. There are a lot of nature, to put it in other words, there are nothing except the nature. If you want to go some places for sightseeing, I will not recommend you to visit this island....More

5  Thank Ky0ka
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Worth a day-trip from Naha. Due to a ban on development, most of it is unspoiled.. you can have whole beaches to yourself. The east side of the island is bordered by a coral reef, creating a very pleasant lagoon. There are bike rental shops...More

5  Thank butanixinju
Reviewed 19 July 2013

we made a tour of this island in July, we rent a bicycle and we stayed in the middle of nature, it was so hot!! in the island there are maybe 10 people at all....we take a bath in some bays very small and difficult...More

Thank Lauraska77
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Kudaka-jima is a small island that you could see, all of, in a one day trip. Included in my attached photos, there is an English translation of the ferry schedule. Sturdy walking shoes would be the best for exploring the island. Bicycle rental shops are...More

7  Thank RyukyuMike
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