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Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara

Fukai, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture 907-0451 , Japan
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Ranked #21 of 46 Attractions in Ishigaki
Type: Other, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Yaeyama-yashi (Satakentia) is a palm tree and endemic in Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island. In Yaeyama-yashi forest of Yonehara designated as a natural treasure, there are many tall palm trees. We visited there in the morning seeking for calm and quiet forest. No other sightseer was there. Walking and taking pictures in the palm forest is very interesting. The car... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Having missed our bus back to Ishigaki City from Yonehara Beach, we stumbled on this attraction totally by accident, but I'm glad we did! There is a board walk through the jungle to a grove of incredibly tall palm trees that are unique to the island. We also saw massive banyan trees and even a huge bat! At the start... More

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Orange, Australia
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177 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It is a good idea to stop by the palm tree forest on your way to/from Kabira Bay. The walk from the parking is short and comfortable and, at the end of the walk, there is a small palm tree forest. There are a souvenir shop, restaurant and small museum nearby.

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