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Tokashiki-jima Island Sea Bathing Course

Tokashiki-jima Island Sea Bathing Courseの写真
Type:
海水浴
Time Required:
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Distance:
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Enjoy swimming and playing on the gorgeous beaches of Tokashiki-jima Island.

Course Outline

This course introduces you to the two major beaches on Tokashiki-jima Island in the Kerama Islands National Park: Tokashiku Beach and Aharen Beach. Both locations boast white, sandy beaches formed by corals and other marine creatures that arc along the coastline before the crystal-clear "Kerama Blue" seas. Tokashiku Beach is famous for offering visitors the opportunity to swim with sea turtles and Aharen Beach is especially popular as an excellent diving spot, but you can enjoy a wide variety of marine activities on both beaches. For a more relaxing time, we also recommend simply lounging beneath a sun parasol around the shallow area of the beach. At night, the mountains behind the beach block the city lights from Naha so you can gaze at a stunning sky full of stars. However you choose to enjoy the oceans of Kerama, there is something for everyone.

Highlights

White, sandy beaches and cerulean ocean waters
White, sandy beaches and cerulean ocean waters

Tokashiku Beach

Tokashiku Beach is sheltered by the central mountains of the island and as you begin the walk down the forest trail from Tokashiku Village, you will be greeted by a view of the Kerama Blue. Sea turtles often come to feed on the seaweed in the shallow water areas of the beach, so you may even have a chance to swim along with them. In the evening, you can enjoy watching the sunset right from the sandy shores.

An expansive, curving beach
An expansive, curving beach

Aharen Beach

Aharen Beach is easily accessible by bus from Tokashiki Port and offers a wide array of marine activities, including snorkeling, banana boat rides, and sea kayaking. There are also lifeguards on watch from late April to October. At the village campgrounds, you can use the toilets, showers, and coin lockers (for a fee) as well. On the south side of the beach you can find Aharen Port, the main hub of the Kerama Line boat, which connects Tokashiki Village and Zamami Village.

Hanari-jima Island Beach
Hanari-jima Island Beach

Hanari-jima Island (remote island)

Hanari-jima Island and its white, sandy beaches can be seen straight across the water from Aharen Beach. Attracting divers from around the world and featured on television, Hanari-jima Island’s beach is an extremely popular diving spot where you can see troves of prismatic tropical fish unique to Okinawa. We highly recommend a visit to this beach as well—simply cross over via banana boat or glass-bottom boat.

Course Map

Tokashiki-jima Island Sea Bathing Course

Course Time

1
Tokashiki Port
9 min.
3.1 km
2
Tokashiku Beach


1
Tokashiki Port
14 min.
4.8 km
2
Aharen Beach
*Course time and distance are estimates.