Every Year visited by 60,000 people of tourists adult appeal and the island of mind "Minna", introduce the enjoyment of the beach
"Minna Island" is a crescent-shaped remote island that floats about 1km offshore from the main island of Okinawa. You can get there in just 15 minutes by ferry. With its emerald green sea, white beaches, Changing room and shower facilities, Minnajima is perfect for sightseeing! Therefore, this time, we will introduce the charm of the island and recommended Activity.
table of contents
- 1 What kind of island is Minna Island?
- 2 How to access Mizunoshima?
- 3 Are there two islands of Minna?
- 4 Tell us about the Facility information on the beach of Minnajima!
- 5 Is there accommodation in Minnajima?
- 6 What are the precautions when playing on Mizuna Beach?
- 7 Please tell us the recommended Activity on Minnajima!
- 8 Let's take a walk on Minnajima!
What kind of island is Minna Island?
Okinawa located in the northern part of the main island floating off the coast of the "headquarters peninsula", "Minna (Minna want)". Since the shape of the island looks like a croissant when viewed from the sky, it is also nicknamed "Croissant Island".
The area is small. 2016 Year Currently, the island population is a small island with about 40 people, but the number of tourists visiting between Year is about 60,000 more! Okinawa Easy access from the main island, shallow and calm waves, so every Year every summer, it is crowded with young people and families who enjoy marine Activity.
There are also sea houses and parlors around the beach, such as floating rings and parasols. Rental service doing. It is a nice point that you can play with only the minimum luggage!
How to access Minnajima?
To access Minnajima, go to the north of the main island. Watakuchi Port A high-speed ship departing from (Tugucho) New Wing Everyone II It is common to get on and take the route. You will arrive at Minnajima in about 15 minutes, looking at "Sesokojima" on the left and "Ocean Expo Park" on the right.
The fare is adult: Round trip 1,730 yen / One way 910 yen (as of July 2020).. The number of flights varies depending on the season, Departures once every hour during high summer season doing.
But here's a note Ticket arrangement is. Cannot book regular flights Therefore, it will fill up quickly during the season when congestion is expected. If you are uneasy, than the scheduled schedule Go early and buy a ticket It's a good idea to do it.
A more reliable way to get to the island is to take a “day tour” on Minnajima. If it is a tour, you can make a reservation in advance, so you will be able to fully enjoy Minna Island on the On the day without worrying about the congestion situation.
Are there two islands of Minna?
In fact, There is another island in Okinawa Prefecture that is written as "Minashima" To do. It is a remote island "Minnajima" located in the middle of Miyakojima and Ishigaki island, further north of Taramajima in the Miyako Islands.
Minnajima of the Miyako Islands There are no direct flights to the area, and it's a charter boat from Tarama Island, so it's not easy to access. But, Minnajima on the Motobu Peninsula Like, it is a charming island with abundant nature surrounded by coral reefs. Please be careful not to make a mistake when sightseeing.
Tell me Facility information on the beach of Minnajima!
Minna Island is also one of the leading Diving spots in the north. Seagull rock beach Or the mysterious "" where the seabed appears all over at low tide Nameless beach "There is a secret behind the water lighthouse." Beach under the lighthouse There are various beaches such as ".
Among them, the most popular one is right next to the dock. Mizuna beach "is. There is a general information center in front of Minna Beach, Changing room Including, Locker, shower, toilet We have all the facilities. In addition, there are shops where you can Rental floats, parasols, rubber boats, etc. BBQ is also possible with advance reservation Has become.
In addition, there is a monitoring station, and there is a net inside the sea that keeps out the poisonous jellyfish, so safety measures are perfect!
By the way, on Minnajima No cafe or restaurant So, if you want to eat, use a parlor. It's a bit far from the beach, At the parlor, you can eat B-grade gourmet such as Okinawa soba.. In addition, since it is open only in the summer, please bring your lunch if you go outside the tourist season.
Is there accommodation on Minnajima?
Minna Island is full of tourists during the season, but after the final high-speed boat departs, it is very Quiet and laid-back island Will be. On the island There are several facilities such as guest houses and log houses So, if you want to enjoy Minna Island slowly, it is recommended to take the plunge and stay overnight.
If the sun goes down, you can see the starry sky, which is a charm of Minnajima Beach. There is no doubt that it will be a quaint trip that is different from spending time at a resort hotel on the main island!
What are the precautions when playing on Mizuna Beach?
On emerald green Shining sea, Dazzling White sand beach Is attractive Minna Island.. However, since the reflection of the sun is strong, Beware of heat stroke and sunburn I have to do it. There are many shops where you can buy drinks during the summer season, so Diligent hydration Also keep in mind. Also, apply sunscreen cream or wear a rash guard over your swimsuit. Firmly against sunburn Please take it.
There is nothing blocking the sunlight on the beach, so when you take a break on the beach Umbrellas are also essential is! This is, Can be Rental around 1,000 yen So, if you don't have one, try to use the Rental service as much as possible. Other, you can Rental set of chairs, mats, and seats for use on the beach.
By the way, if you participate in the tour, depending on the plan content, the parasol Rental fee may be included in the tour price, so it is a good deal!
Please tell us the recommended Activity on Minnajima!
Buoys and nets are set up off the beach of Mizuna for safety measures, Many colorful tropical fish and corals inhabit the swimming area. doing. Therefore, you can fully enjoy just by looking into the sea with underwater glasses, but if you want to enjoy the sea of Minnajima deeper, Diving and Snorkeling such as Marine Activity Why don't you try? Here are some recommended Activity on Minnajima.
You may meet sea turtles! ? Snorkeling
Since the sea of Minna Island is shallow, beginners and children can enjoy Snorkeling easily.
Snorkeling tours, it is common to go by boat to a point outside the swimming area and dive. Depending on the tour company, some of them have a tropical fish feeding experience and if you are lucky you can meet sea turtles, so if you are interested, please check in advance.
★★★ 【Activity Japan benefits】 ★★★ ＜ While staying on Minnajima ＞ ① 1 A free beach umbrellas 1 group Rental ② underwater glasses, snorkel and life jacket free Rental ※ ② is the original benefits of the Ocean style only! ! ③ Wetsuit free Rental (Minnajima stay Tour Time) * Except from July to September ④ Local option menu up to 50% OFF (limited to menus held by our company) ⑤ Local, Rental goods Sale available (Minna Beach Rental Counter) Only) ~ Course flow ~ ① 30 minutes before departure time, Ocean style set-up, reception (payment) tour bookmark distribution and guidance. ② Departure of high-speed boat, arrival at Minnajima, and Explanations facilities and precautions at the pier, flow of the day. ③ Free time (Snorkeling using free time) Refer to the bookmark for details on the On the day (each person should have lunch using free time) 支 Prepare for returning from 1 hour before return flight (shower and changing clothes) * Please be careful not to be late for departure time because the shower room is crowded during the busy season.配 布 At the pier, return the return boarding ticket in exchange for a clear case (bookmark).へ Go to Togakuji Port by high-speed boat! Thank you for your local dissolution, (^-^)
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You can swim with tropical fish! Diving
The sea of Minnajima is extremely transparent, so it is also a popular Diving spot. Diving tour, veteran instructors are always attached during the experience, so even beginners can experience it with confidence. The time to swim while surrounded by a surprising number of tropical fish and corals is truly a blissful time. It's nice to take a commemorative photo with colorful tropical fish in the sea.
Experienced instructors will respond kindly and politely! ! Why don't you enjoy leisurely and comfortably in the transparent sea with tropical fish and coral reefs? [Course schedule] 08:15 Local gathering Document entry, change of clothes, payment, etc. (about 15 minutes) 08:30 Course Explanations(experience Diving) I will Explanations carefully before actually entering the sea (about 10 minutes) 09:00:00 Departure from the port 09:30 Start of experience Diving(about 40 minutes) -10: 30 11: 00 Move point and start the second experience Diving(about 40 minutes) to 12:00 12:30 - return to port shower, dressed, dissolution
[Okinawa, Minnajima, Sesokojima] A great set course! Boat snorkel & experience Diving << Corona measures implementation >>
Go to the popular remote island Snorkeling Enjoy! You can see coral reefs and tropical fish in the beautiful ocean of transparency. Experience Diving I want to do it but I'm a little worried! ? It is also recommended for such people. Enjoy snorkeling first and then experience Diving You can participate with peace of mind as you It is a course of advantageous degree / recommendation degree No.1.
Enjoy both the sea and the sky! Parasailing
You can enjoy an aerial walk 40 to 50 meters above the ground as if you were a seabird. Parasailing". yen fitted with a type of parachute, fly the sea like a kite while using a motorboat of the engine, the popular marine Activity is.
The beauty of the Minnajima Reef seen from the deep blue sky is just a word of wonder! Since you can overlook the islands of Okinawa, Majestic panoramic view You can enjoy. You can enjoy both the sea and the sky of Minna Island, and you can feel luxurious.
美ら海水族館から車で約15分程の港より出港！※本部港からの出発です。 瀬底島・水納島・伊江島付近でパラセーリングをお楽しみいただけます。 ●撮影写真ダウンロード付き スタッフが撮ったお写真をシーワールドFacebookページからダウンロード可能！ ●4名様以上のご予約で防水カメラレンタル無料サービス ※通常価格￥2,000⇒￥0 ※4名様以上のご予約限定 ★次回以降のご利用に使える2,000円OFFクーポン券プレゼント★ 《GoToトラベル・地域共通クーポン対象ショップ》 紙クーポン、電子クーポン両方対応OK 【コロナウイルス感染症対策ガイドライン】につきましては、下記をご覧ください。 https://www.sea-world.jp/pdf/guideline.pdf
Okinawa... of the sky of only to you. We can overlook Seso Island, Minnajima while feeling wind with skin. There is no doubt that you are impressed by the feeling of flying in the sky and the clear sea! It is advantageous by setting it with a banana boat ♪
refreshing! Jet ski touring
Jet ski (watercraft) If you have a driving license for, we recommend touring. Minna Island is a small island, so you can go around the island in no time with a Jet ski. The exhilarating feeling of gliding through the beautiful emerald green sea while spraying water is addictive once you taste it.
Jet ski tour, veteran instructors will set the course according to the skills of the participants, Enjoy from beginner to advanced Will
16 o'clock start only! ! Sunset Touring If you have a license, it is recommended! ! Safe for beginners, one more staff Jet ski I will guide you on the (^ _ ^) I set the course can enjoy even beginners and advanced people (^ _ ^) Of course, Jet ski Behind it, you can also carry her, friends, and your child-(^ _ ^) Because it is the price including all the gasoline price and insurance fee that I used, there is no additional charge All means come to Five Ocean Please. There are accommodation on the beach (Oceans cottage) Search
[Okinawa ・ Headquarters] Guide is driving ♪ Minnajima & Sesokojima tour Jet ski Touring experience (for unlicensed people)
Guides drive around Minnajima and Sesokojima Jet ski Tooling! It will be a plan to take a ride behind the guide. Okinawa Guides that know the sea of will guide you on the other side of the island that can not be seen in ordinary sightseeing or the scenic spots that can not be seen from the beach! Because one guide is attached per one set of customer, it is relief, security ♪ toilet ・ shower There is also a partner restaurant "Kanutan" that is fully equipped and ocean view is attractive, so you can enjoy it freely! With my family, my friends, Okinawa Do you not make the best memories that can enjoy the sea of 100%? !
This is for those who want to play in the ocean!
At the Rental shop on Mizuna Beach, Banana boat Various types of boats can be Rental, including "," U-boats, and "Marbles." All of them slide on the sea while being pulled by a marine jet, Thrill and exhilaration.. In addition, you will definitely be excited about the tropical fish and coral reefs that can be seen from the surface of the sea! You can experience it as a group, so you can enjoy it with your friends and the whole family.
Depending on the type of boat, you may need to make a reservation, so please check in advance when you wish to Rental.
[Okinawa Minna] 3 marine trial courses (banana boat, big marble, U-boat) 3 can enjoy the price of this ♪ round trip ship comic pack
★★★ [Activity Japan benefits] ★★★ ＜ While staying in Minnajima ＞ ① 1 A free beach umbrellas 1 group Rental ② underwater glasses, snorkel and life jacket free Rental ※ ② is the original benefits of the Ocean style only! !! ③ Wetsuit free Rental (Minato Island stay Tour Time) *Except from July to September ④ Local option menu is up to 50% OFF (limited to in-house menu) ⑤ Local and Rental equipment Sale available (Minat beach Rental counter limited company) Only) ～Course flow～ ①Distribution and guidance of the Ocean Style set/reception (payment) tour 30 minutes before departure time. (2) Explanations facilities and precautions and the flow of the day at the high-speed boat departure, arrival at Minnajima, and the pier. ③ Free time (3rd type of marine sports will be held using free time) For details, please refer to the bookmark on the On the day event (use your free time and have lunch) ④ One hour before the return flight Return from position (shower /changing) *Please be careful not to be late for the departure time as the shower room will be crowded during busy periods. ⑤ At the pier, return tickets will be distributed in exchange for clear cases (bookmarks). ⑥ Take a high-speed ship to Tokuji Port! Thank you for your hard work at the site (^-^)
Kayak & SUP
If you want to explore the sea freely, Kayak And SUP Is recommended.
At Minna Beach, the bottom is transparent "Clear Kayak Can be Rental so you can enjoy touring while watching the tropical fish and corals swimming in the sea directly below. Also, because the transparency of seawater is high, if you float a Kayak or SUP on the sea, A mysterious sensation as if floating in the air You can taste
Let's take a walk on Minnajima!
On Minnajima, where almost no cars are running, the only way to get around the island is by foot. But, A small island with a circumference of less than 5km So even if you take a stroll around the island, it will take less than an hour.
In the village there from everybody beach was up the hill, Okinawa old houses and the tile roof of the unique, Okinawa is the guardian angel "Shisa You can see traditional Okinawa scenery such as the statue of "" and the colorful hibiscus. After enjoying the sea, it's a good idea to take a walk around the island.
At the eastern end of the island, there is a 13m high "Water delivery lighthouse Is installed. The lighthouse is not open to the public and the site is fenced, but it has been still Year since 1972 to protect the safety of ships coming and going off Minnajima.
There are two ways to get to the Mizuno Lighthouse: from the island village or from Mizuno Beach to the sandy beach. Both are about 15 minutes on foot, Be careful of the poisonous snake "hub" when you go through the village! Since there are many hubs in places where grass and trees are overgrown, be careful not to enter the thickets when you walk around Minnajima.
*Information such as plans, charges, timetables, and Phone Numter are as of August 2020.
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