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Nishihama Beach

Hateruma, Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1751, Okinawa Prefecture
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Beautiful!!!!

It was the most beautiful ocean I had ever seen. It is a little far from Okinawa island and we had... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
nkoga1
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Absolutely beautiful, full with fish even in shallow water

Best beach I have been to in Okinawa so far. White sand, clear water like in many other places but... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Endre1234
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Tokyo, Japan
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Hateruma, Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1751, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

It was the most beautiful ocean I had ever seen. It is a little far from Okinawa island and we had to use plane to go, but it is worthwhile to visit there. It had been chosen "japan's most beautiful sea'" In addition to that,...More

2  Thank nkoga1
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Best beach I have been to in Okinawa so far. White sand, clear water like in many other places but what was surpsising is the amount and variety of fish you could see even a few meters in. Facilities are minimal though. Hot and humid...More

3  Thank Endre1234
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

breathtaking beach. snorkeling was great, water was perfect and coral reef was pretty close to shore so you don't have to swim far to see marine life. short bike ride from the ferry. watch out for the birds and shut your bags tight because they...More

5  Thank IamToony
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This beach is THE REASON for taking the 1 hour ferry ride to Hateruma and staying a night or two. Yes, there is possibly equal or even better snorkeling in other parts of Okinawa if you take a boat to the perfect spot, but the...More

11  Thank Bryan I
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Hateruma Blue is just stunning. Coral and fish can be found within a few meters. There is washing facilities. The only drawback is that it is really too hot and shinny.

2  Thank Anthony_Chow
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

it was truly breathtaking! miraculously fine weather in the rainy season. the ferry from ishigaki was packed with serious visitors.

2  Thank Hajime K
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

All photos you see from this beach do not need any filter. The color of the water is exactly that. There are different layers of "blue colors" due to the reef, depth and sand amount. You don't need to rent a bike to walk there....More

3  Thank Helder N
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

This beach and Kondoi beach in Taketomi were the highlights of our trip to the Yaeyama islands. It is worth getting to Hateruma just to see this beach, it is breathtaking. The sand and the clear blue water are perfect. You can walk along the...More

6  Thank sirx
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

very fantastic and peaceful with clean water and not many ppl..

3  Thank 효도르
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Tyler P
16 April 2018|
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Response from しまやまたかゆ |
no lockers strage area! but,if you pay 1000yen to hotel,you can
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26 November 2016|
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Response from Bryan I | Reviewed this property |
I've only been to Okinawa waters in August when they are hottest, but even in February it's still ~70F (and warmer in shallow waters) so you can definitely still snorkel there, however if you are prone to getting cold, I'd... More
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