Kouri-jima is a small island off the north coast of the island of Okinawa in Japan. Bridges connect it to the main island by way of Yagaji island. We spent a pleasant afternoon snorkeling at a beach located on the north side of the island.
Several vendors supply snorkeling equipment and showers in the beach area that we visited on Kouri-jima. The one that we chose was small, but well-equipped with four clean showers. It also sold snacks and rented snorkeling gear.
The beach that we chose was nestled and protected between two rock outcrops. The coral was located just a short distance offshore in shallow and crystal-clear water. The large variety of colorful fish entertained us for several hours.
If you visit the beach on Kouri-jima, be prepared with sunscreen, snorkeling gear, and a sun tent, if possible. The summer sun in Okinawa is intense and can quickly burn the skin. Being well-prepared will help you enjoy your visit.
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