AN EXCITING JOURNEY THROUGH NATURE AND CULTURE ON THE ISLAND OF MIYAKOJIMA

  • Port

    Miyakojima

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural, Shopping, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    USD109.0

  • Duration in hours

    3.5

  • Shore excursion code

    022Z

Description

A spectacular promontory that winds out into the sea, offering unrivalled views to awe-inspired visitors that are enchanted by the nature here, and a theme park that tells of the cultural ties between Japan and Germany: every stage of this excursion offers a new discovery.



What we will see
  • The majestic Higashi-Hennazaki cape
  • Stunning views from the lighthouse at the tip of the promontory
  • Ueno German Culture Village
  • Replica of Marksburg castle


What we will do
  • The first destination on our excursion is the spectacular Higashi-Hennazaki cape in the south-eastern part of the island, lapped by the Pacific Ocean to the left and the East China Sea to the right. It is a narrow, flat stretch of land that stands out against the cobalt blue of the sea and is named after its position (“Higashi” means east, where the sun rises).
  • We can admire the winding lines of the promontory, which cuts through the water for approximately two kilometres, surrounded by a palette of incredible hues from blue to turquoise.
  • At the tip of the promontory lies a bright white lighthouse which boasts such a spectacular outlook that it has been rated one of the one hundred most beautiful views in Japan.
  • We will then turn around and stop at Ueno German Culture Village, now a theme park reminiscent of the place where the locals saved a German crew from a shipwreck off the coast of Miyakojima in the 19th century.
  • The park is home to a replica of Marksburg castle, which houses a museum dedicated to German history and culture.

What you need to know
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • We recommend exchanging your own currency for Japanese yen on board.
  • Guests with mobility problems will be assisted while getting on and off the coach.
  • There is limited availability of guides that speak English and other European languages.