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Kumejima Island

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

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A must visit when visiting Okinawa. It's like going back into time. Great small town with super friendly people.

I've visited Japan a number of times but this was my first trip to Okinawa. I'm so glad that I ventured off the main island to visit Kumejima Island. Here is where my fondest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2016
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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I've visited Japan a number of times but this was my first trip to Okinawa. I'm so glad that I ventured off the main island to visit Kumejima Island. Here is where my fondest Okinawan memories were developed and where my heart remains.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

How lucky can you be to live in this paradise. I was "warned" that there was nothing to do on this island since it is really out of the way. Just a 40 minute flight Naha, it is not that difficult to get to. I happen to avoid beaches with pirate ships and drunken college students so this place really... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Worthwhile to visit this island. Quite relaxing. However, some of the living place other than hotel did not welcome non-japanese speaking guest. For snorkeling activity is rather good. The restaurant in here is good.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's a wonderful island with less commercialized. If you visit here, don't forget to go to hate-no hama! It’s only 20 minutes by boat from “Tomari Fisharena”, Kume Island’s port.

Thank sd8695
Hong Kong, China
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Go to Kumejima from 9-12 Oct 2014 during Typhoon No. 19 (Vongfong) was hoisted. I still can drive to go out some restaurants. The island has many traditional Japanese retail store and supermarket. they have many different things, such as food, Stationery, clothes, etc... the price are cheap. The island is very peaceful. People are nice and helpful. Easy to... More 

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Altorf, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wonderful Island with loads of activities such as snorkling and sightseeing. One may appreciate the Kumejima Pepper and Tatami Ishi. The Sunsets are marvellous and the coral reef simply very beautiful. A Magic Scenery and highly recommended, Zabojad recommends it to anyone. Happy Sharing Happy Inside

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We spent a total of three days in Kumejima, thinking of few days of a nice beach holiday. Weather was not accompanying us (during May, I have said it already in other reviews, avoid Okinawa). The impression was that the spot is great for a day trip from Naha or to stay few days but with much nicer weather. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The main reason visiting this island was for Hate no Hama, which was so worth the trip. We arrived on the first flight from Naha, straight to hotel to catch the Hate no Hama tour. Got back around lunch. Ate lunch at hotel then lounged by the pool and swam and relaxed. Hired a car in the afternoon and drove... More 

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Nice little day trip to a really beautiful island. A ton of photo opportunities.

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