Ie-jima Island

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The island with many names Ie-jima (伊江島), Ie Island is sometimes called Ie-shima in local dialect, Peanut Island because of its shape and peanut crop, and Flower Island because of the abundant chrysanthemum and other flowers grown here.

What every you choose to call this small coral island just off the coast of Motobu town in Northern Okinawa with a population of just over 5,000 you will be happy you came for a visit and sad when you leave. Iejima is only 8.4km from east to west, and 3km from north to south yet there is lots to explore.

The famous “Iejima Tacchu” is a rock that rises 72 meters above the near by sea and resembles a volcano. This easy to climb naturally occurring peak offers 360 degrees views of the whole island and near the by Okinawa main island can be seen from the top.

Gushibaru shell hill is a unique mound that consists of sea shells and is considered a national historic site. Also in Ie Island is a monument dedicated to U.S. journalist Ernie Pyle who died on Ie-jima during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II. The are a few great beaches that are easy to find on the island as well.

Ie-shima should not be written about without mentioning the great snorkeling and SCUBA Diving that takes place just off of the island’s shores. As the Island is formed by upheaved coral you can imagine the the reef surrounding the this peanut shaped island must be abundant with colorful fish and marine life.

 

Transportation To / From Ie-jima Island.

Ferry to / from Ie-jima Island

Ie Port—30min—Motobu Port

Adult: 580yen/one way, 1110yen/round trip, 1060yen/group over 15people
Children: 290yen/ow, 560yen/rt, 540yen/group over 15people

Extra Fee for vehicles
Call: 0980-49-2255(Iejima) or 0980-47-3940(Motobu)
Bicycle: 530yen/ow, 1060yen/rt
500cc motor bicycle: 680yen/ow, 1360yen/rt
Motorcycle: 890yen/ow, 1789yen/rt
Small car(less than 3meterb long): 2,200yen/ow, 4180yen/rt
Car (3-4meter long): 2,720yen/ow, 5190yen/ rt
Micro bus (6-7meter long): 5,770yen/ow, 10,960yen/rt
Big size bus (11-22meters long): 10,180yen/ow, 19340yen/rt

 

Naha Port to Motobu Port

This is a ferry going to/from Kagoshima Kyushu. Stopping at Motobu Port daily.
Naha Port—1hour 50min—Motobu Port
2000-2500yen one way depending on which ferry company
Marix Line
Maru A Ferry

Charter Flight from Naha Airport to / from Ie-jima Island

C208 (9 passengers) Caraban: Naha Airport –Iejima Airport 59km 20min Approx. 135,000yen
C206 (5 passengers) Station Air: Naha Airport-Iejima Airport 59km 25min Approx. 90,000yen
C172 (3 passengers) Sky Hawk: Naha Airport –Iejima Airport 59km 35min Approx. 45,000yen

AIR Dolphin
You can book over the phone.
Call: 098-858-3363

/ow = one way /rt = round trip

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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA