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Address: Shimajiri-gun, Kumejima-cho 901-3100, Okinawa Prefecture

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夕日、海ほたるを見ました。

日中のシュノーケリングなどは行きませんでしたが、サンセットツアーに参加しました。久米島本島にしずむ夕日もきれいでした(グリーンフラッシュみたいな緑の光が見えた?)。涼しいし昼より人が少ないので、ロマンチックです。また日が沈んだあとには海ほたるも見られ、星空もきれいです。 sunset sea firefly starry sky nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
やまはむ
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Morioka, Japan
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Morioka, Japan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

日中のシュノーケリングなどは行きませんでしたが、サンセットツアーに参加しました。久米島本島にしずむ夕日もきれいでした(グリーンフラッシュみたいな緑の光が見えた?)。涼しいし昼より人が少ないので、ロマンチックです。また日が沈んだあとには海ほたるも見られ、星空もきれいです。 sunset sea firefly starry sky nice and cool in evening(than daytime) some kind of green flush?

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Thank やまはむ
Yokohama, Japan
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A piece of paradise! get a small ferry boat to this sandy, tropical island! You are able to snorkel, wake-board and much more here . Be sure to check out the stingrays and sea turtles . Fabulous!

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1 Thank bubblefish29
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Hatenohama should be on everyone's wish list of places that are a must see. Our trip out took 30 mins in a small boat (20 people max). It was organised by our hotel Eef Beach. We booked loungers and parasols. There is no natural shade from the sun. The only negative is that we were only allowed to swim whilst... More 

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Thank James M
Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Just a pleasant boat ride away is a sandbar with nothing but beach. Go to the toilet before hand and bring water. Hatenohama is a unique experience just to be there. It is really not that expensive to go there and the boat captain gave us a little glass bottom boat tour along the way. Great for those who are... More 

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Thank World1day
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

For fishing watching and snorkeling is very good and interesting. More fishes near the ship parking place. Don't go to place far from the ship parking place because of little fishes at that place.

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Thank Belisa450
Okinawa, Japan
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Absolutely stunning beach. Looks like you were dropped into a travel magazine, until you realize that you were dropped on a beach with nothing on it. The lifeguards limit where you can snorkel and walk to and there is no shelter from the conditions - be it sun, wind or rain. The shells were some of the prettiest that I... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The water here is crystal clear! None of the beaches on the okinawa island can compare with it!! LOVE it!

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Altorf, France
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Paradise Beach and white sand with the possibility to see marvellous colors. Kumejima Hatenohama is unique in its kind. It offers a dream perspective on the sea. Walking around and appreciating its Beauty is a must do while in Kumejima. Happy Sharing-Happy Inside

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Thank frederic s
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Took the tour from the hotel. Bus picked us up from hotel on time and easy drive to pier. Glass bottom boat ride was also fun. Once we arrived at Hate no Hama the guide spoke in Japanese to explain a few things; we basically had to guess what was said. Around an hour to walk around the beach(es). Hardly... More 

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1 Thank wiriask
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113 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Soooooo relaxing, wish I could've stayed there all day... I went through Eef beach sports club for 5000 yen

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