Island Countryside Settlement

Island Countryside Settlement, Taketomi-jima: Address, Island Countryside Settlement Reviews: 4.5/5

Island Countryside Settlement

Island Countryside Settlement
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4.5
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Jose P
Phoenix, AZ61 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Pleasant stroll around the historic settlement of the island. Spend about 2-3 hours enjoying the streets full of traditional Okinawan architecture. Avoid the buffalo cart ride. It is expensive and short. Anyway, you'll see them while walking around.
Written March 7, 2016
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obsoperator
Bergen County, New Jersey6,385 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This island is an easy 15-minute ride, twice an hour, from Ishigaki. It's just big enough to be worth renting a bicycle, but you have to dress for heat and humidity (and wear a hat an sun protection.) We didn't bother to go in the water (dangerous currents prevent swimming), but enjoyed seeing the pretty beaches, as well as the historic residential homes.
Written November 16, 2018
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Eugene L
Hong Kong, China111 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Even as a complete outsider and novice to the indigenous culture, you should still be able to enjoy Taketomi Island. My family stayed at a hotel on the island itself, and we spent one afternoon walking around the village. It was a fascinating and beautiful experience. There was nothing academic to it, nor were there any special sights, the attraction really was being able to live the 'rustic' feeling pervasive to the place.
Written January 7, 2019
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Zac C
Hong Kong, China1,190 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Just a village which has been renovated to attract more tourists. The remodeling is done based on traditional Okinawa style. A short visit of 30mins is sufficient.
Written April 6, 2019
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Sinner Poetry
Milan, Italy25 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The village of Taketomi island is a beautiful jump into Ryukyu traditions, architecture, life style, creed... shisa to guard every house. Very nice if you are interested in their tradition.
Written January 6, 2019
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Kenichi H
Ito, Japan661 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Just as imagined you can feel real atmosphere of Okinawa.
Time passes so slowly there,people is not hasting, as if everything goes slow, I love this!
Written January 18, 2018
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Tsuyo-S
Saitama, Japan19 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
素晴らしい古い集落と生活。牛車、三線、星砂、潮風、緑と青の海と空。白砂に石灰岩の石垣。石垣島からわずか15分の別世界。おすすめです。

Green and blue sea,White sand including 'star sand',lime stone fence, buffalo car,old style houses,sea breeze,traditional music by Sanshin. Those are things you can find and those makes you trip to gentle old small island life.No convenience store no high tech life.but best spot when you visit Ishigaki Island.
Written December 25, 2016
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Nicole W
Cambridge, MA7 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
If you are on Taketomi island- you should explore the whole thing! The island is so small, that it is inevitable that you will come across these style homes. Beautiful addition to the already beautiful nature!!
Written July 17, 2016
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Fab G
London, UK238 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Had a lovely day there, a short trip boat ferry from Ishigaki. worth the detour :) Lovely buffalo ride, yes its touristic but, well, I'm mostly a tourist lol rented bikes too so we could ride around and between lovely beaches surrounding the island, even one got corals sand shales with sea stars if you can spot one as very small, or they give you little plastic bag with few inside when booking buffalo ride :)
Might be back and try spend night there would be great !
Written May 5, 2016
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