AN EXCITING JOURNEY THROUGH NATURE AND CULTURE ON THE ISLAND OF MIYAKOJIMA
Sightseeing, Cultural, Shopping, Lunch not included
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.