About Yoron-jima Island
Yoron-jima is the southernmost of the Amami Islands and is located 23 km north of the main island of Okinawa. The island is formed by raised coral reefs with a coastline of 23.7 km. It is known as “the pearl of the Orient” because of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. “Yurigahama” is a phantom beach that emerges and submerges with the tide. When it appears at low tide, the surrounding waters shine in a sparking emerald green. The contrast between the ocean and the white sand is heavenly and mesmerizes many visitors. The island has a deep tie with Okinawa so you can see a unique mix of mainland Japan and old Okinawa cultures.
Access by air
Yoron-jima is easily accessed from Kagoshima, Amami-Oshima and Okinawa.
Access by sea
Ferry service runs once a day between Kagoshima and remote islands.