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Yoron Island

Yoron IslandMap of Yoron Island Yoron Island is a small island, and is located about 550 km south-southeast of Kyushu Island.
It is the island belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, but it is located only about 25 km north-northeast of Okinawa Island.
In Japanese, it is called "Yorontou" or "Yoronjima".

Yoron Island is located in the subtropical zone, and has always been a popular resort island.

It is about 7 km from east to west and about 5 km from north to south in width.
Beautiful and clear sea spreads, and coral reefs surround this island.

Between eastern beach and the reef, there is Yurigahama sand beach.
It appears only at low tide, and it is the popular spot in Yoron Island.

Chabana in the west part of the island is the central town, and there are many shops.
There is Yoron Airport and a ferry port to the west of Chabana.

Along the whole coast of the island, there are many resort beaches.
There are many resort hotels and inns.

A route bus runs all the way around the island.
And we can use taxi, rental car and rental bicycle.

How to get to here

By airplane

About 1 hour and 20 minutes from Kagoshima Airport, about 40 minutes from Okinawa Airport.

By ship

Kagoshima Port 18:00 - next day 14:00 Yoron Island.
Naha Port 7:00 - 12:10 Yoron Island.




Yoron Island
©Kagoshima Prefectural Tourist Federation / ©JNTO
Yurigahama A beach
Photo by freesozai.info
A resort beach
Photo by freesozai.info
A view of sunset
Photo by freesozai.info

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