What is Yabiji? A thorough introduction to Japan's largest group of coral reefs on Miyako Island!

What is Yabiji? A thorough introduction to Japan's largest group of coral reefs on Miyako Island!
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Activity Japan Editorial Department

On this page, you will find information about one of the largest coral reefs in Japan located off the coast of Miyako Island. Yabiji ” is a special feature!

Beginners can participate snorkeling "or" scuba diving "or" skin diving "or" SUP/SUP We will thoroughly introduce recommended experience tours such as ".

In addition, basic information and how to get to Yaebishi Popular activity experience tour ranking Let's check it out.

What is Yabiji?

What is Yabiji? A thorough introduction to Japan's largest group of coral reefs on Miyako Island!

First of all" What is Yabiji? I will review the basic overview for those who are searching for information.

Yabiji is a sea area about 15 km off the northern coast of Miyako Island, Miyako Island, Okinawa Prefecture. One of the largest tabular coral reefs in Japan is the name of

Located on the sea northeast of Ikema Island, which is connected to the mainland of Miyako Island by the Ikema Ohashi Bridge, the scale of the coral reef group is A vast area of about 17 km north to south and about 6.5 km east to west proud of

8 large-scale coral reefs called main and large coral reefs and small coral reefs called genus-bishi Formed by approximately 100 or more coral reefs .

In the Miyako blue sea, where the huge coral reefs and colorful fish such as madder perch live A superb view called "Japan's Great Barrier Reef" spreads.

Scuba diving spots and snorkeling spots Also known as , many divers from Japan and abroad gather to see the superb view at a glance.


How to get to Yaebishi

What is Yabiji? A thorough introduction to Japan's largest group of coral reefs on Miyako Island!

Among tourists visiting Miyakojima for the first time, How to get to Yaebishi? I think there are many people who have doubts.

As a major premise, connect Toyaebishi (Yabiji) and Miyakojima mainland Regular flights (ships, ferries, etc.) are not in service .

Therefore, in order for travelers to reach Yaebishi, Participation in the activity experience tour is a prerequisite becomes.

Although the departure location (boarding location) varies depending on the shop that holds the tour, About 40 minutes from Hirara Port, about 20 minutes from Ikema Island can.


Activities that can be enjoyed at Yaebishi

What is Yabiji? A thorough introduction to Japan's largest group of coral reefs on Miyako Island!

as i said before Can be reached only by transportation by ship / boat of the activity experience tour holding shop Yaebishi (Yabiji).

From here, boarding on a ship / boat is set " Activities to fully enjoy Yaebishi ” will be introduced.

At Activity Japan, " snorkeling "or" scuba diving ", " skin diving "or" SUP / SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) You can make an online advance reservation for the experience tour.

find your favorite plan Enjoy Miyakojima's most popular scenic marine spot through activities let's do it.


Snorkeling in Yabiji

Recommended activities for a wide range of people, such as activity beginners and families with small children, are " Snorkeling (snorkel) "am.

In Miyakojima, the departure and arrival points are Miyakojima mainland and Ikemajima. Many Yabiji snorkeling experience tours are held It has been.

Under the guidance of a professional guide instructor, Safe and secure views of Yaebishi Enjoy.


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Guided by a local captain [Miyakojima/Irabujima] Yabiji snorkel tour by boat! Drone shooting videos and underwater photos are all presented!

Irabu Island Marine Guide Mahalo
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
11,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (8 reviews and testimonials)

It will be a snorkeling plan in Japan's largest coral reef, Yaebishi (^_^) The beauty of the sea, the fish, and the variety of corals will surely please everyone! Our boat also has a toilet. Since it is fully equipped, women and children can participate with peace of mind (^_^)

[Okinawa/Miyakojima] Take a peek at the beautiful sea around Miyakojima with a boat snorkel!

Diving service Hekikai
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
11,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (3 reviews and testimonials)

A snorkeling tour to see the coral and tropical fish of Irabu Island's Blue Cave and Yaebishi. The instructor will support you so that even beginners can feel at ease. The holding point is left to you. We will guide you to the recommended places by looking at the state of the sea at that time. If there is an area you would like to visit, please consult with us in advance.

[Okinawa/Miyakojima] With our own bus free transfer & drone shooting! One of Japan's most transparent and coral reefs! adventure snorkeling

GRAT!S!SUP
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
9,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (1 review and testimonial)

This is the beauty of the sea! ! Feel the excitement you have never experienced before! Miyakojima's first snorkeling tour with free round-trip transportation by our own bus is now on sale! ! Limited tours are available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays! ◆ Yaebise-class coral reefs right in front of you ◆ Ultra-rare “Giant Thousand-Year Coral” is a spectacular sight ◆ Wild sea turtles live here ◆ Beach entry without seasickness ◆ Do

Scuba Diving in Yabiji

More than "snorkeling" Those who want to enjoy Yaebishi in earnest "Scuba diving" is recommended.

In Miyakojima, for inexperienced people who do not have a diving license " experience diving ” and “ for license holders fun diving ” tour is being held.

Using an action camera such as GoPro We recommend a plan that includes data for spectacular underwater photography and video shooting am.

Recommended experience tour

[Okinawa Miyakojima] Experience diving at Yaebise (1 dive: underwater photography, with snorkel)

MARINE SHOP YABIZI
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
13,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.7
  • (12 reviews and testimonials)

For those who are completely new or do not have a license, we will guide you to the underwater world that you could not see with snorkeling.

[Okinawa/Miyakojima] Participation is OK if you have a swimsuit! Experience diving half-day boat

Blue Forest Miyakojima (Blue Forest)
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
15,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (2 reviews and testimonials)

Experience diving in the sea of Miyakojima. A simple half-day menu at Yabiji, a large coral reef floating off the coast of Ikema Island. Experience diving is a marine sport that is easy to challenge even for beginners because it is carried out one-on-one with an instructor. You can enjoy the sea of Yaebise in combination with snorkeling. Accident-free for more than 15 years since its opening, various marine-related licenses

[Okinawa Miyakojima] Enjoy Miyako Blue and dynamic topography 2 boat fun diving! ◆Participation by one person・Beginners welcome・Underwater photography included◆

Miyakojima Diving Aquatic Adventure
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
14,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (4 reviews and testimonials)

Why don't you get on a board and enjoy fun diving in Miyakojima? In Miyakojima, from spring to early autumn, when the south wind blows, it is easy to dive mainly at the diving points on the Irabujima side, and to go to Yaebishi. From the beginning of autumn to spring when the wind changes to the north wind, we dive mainly on the Shimoji Island side, and sometimes go to the south coast of Miyako Island depending on the wind direction. wind direction

Skin Diving in Yaebishi

Basically without using special tools "Skin diving" to enjoy diving in the sea with one body .

To fully enjoy the underwater scenery of Yabiji the simplest activity "Skin diving" is also one of the recommended methods.

In the tour introduced by Activity Japan, A guide to the best spots in the area, including Yaebishi They will do it for you.

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【Okinawa・Miyakojima】☆水中カメラ無料レンタル&ドローン撮影プレゼント☆日本のグレートバリアリーフ・八重干瀬で感動体験!半日skin divingツアー

Marlin
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
12,000 Yen~ (tax included)

日本のグレートバリアリーフと呼ばれる八重干瀬はMiyakojimaに訪れる方にはぜひ行ってほしいスポットNO.1☆☆☆サンゴ礁の周りはカラフルな熱帯魚が泳いでいてウミガメと遭遇することも♪八重干瀬を中心に池間島周辺や大神島など、当日のベストポイントへご案内いたします.☆水中カメラ(データのみ)無料レンタル&ドロー

Yaebise Skin Diving Tour

Sirena Irabu Island
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
14,000 Yen~ (tax included)

40 minutes by boat from Irabu Island! It is a skin diving course in Yaebise, which has one of the largest coral reefs in Japan! It's like paradise! Relax at the best points of the day, such as beautiful coral reef points, points with lots of fish, fish reefs, sunken ships, and sandy areas within 6 hours

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) of Yaebishi

After experiencing a big boom for a period of time, it has now become one of the most popular activities. SUP / SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) ”.

Its charm is Activity beginners and those who are not good at swimming can enjoy it easily There is a characteristic unique to SUP and SUP.

" Stand on one of Japan's largest coral reefs ”The sensation is a special experience that cannot be experienced in other activities.

Recommended experience tour

[Okinawa/Miyakojima] Great attention this summer! ! Adventure SUP Snorkeling / Drone Photo

GRAT!S!SUP
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
15,000 Circle 13,000 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.9
  • (7 reviews and testimonials)

Continue to warm for 5 years and finally start selling! This summer's hottest special tour only for our shop! ◆Yaebise-class coral reef SUP cruising ◆Adventure in nature! Snorkeling at 2 to 3 "coral reefs" of various sizes ◆Points with rare "thousand-year corals" ◆Points where wild sea turtles live ◆Drone photography included ◆Participation for up to 10 people OK

Activity experience tour popularity ranking of Yabiji

Finally, based on Activity Japan's latest reservation data " Activity experience tour popularity ranking of Yabiji ” will be introduced.

Please use the tour content and experience fee (price), as well as the reputation based on reviews and word-of-mouth experiences, to compare and consider plan selection.


POINT!
Many reservations and inquiries are expected for each plan during long holiday seasons such as Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, Golden Week, summer vacation, and Silver Week. We recommend that you check the availability of the schedule and make early reservations.
1 rank

[Blue cave + Yaebise] Let's enjoy snorkeling in the blue cave and Yaebise together! With tour photos!

Irabu Island Tour Makana
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
14,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (16 reviews and testimonials)

Located on the north side of Miyako Island, Yaebishi, one of the largest coral reefs in Japan, stretches about 15 to 20 km north to south and about 7 to 10 km east to west. At the low tide of the spring tide, coral reefs appear over a wide area on the surface of the sea, and it looks like a continent of coral reefs. The area around Yaebise has high transparency, making it a paradise snorkeling spot reminiscent of Ryugu Castle!

2 rank

[Okinawa Miyakojima] Enjoy Miyako Blue and dynamic topography 2 boat fun diving! ◆Participation by one person・Beginners welcome・Underwater photography included◆

Miyakojima Diving Aquatic Adventure
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
14,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (4 reviews and testimonials)

Why don't you get on a board and enjoy fun diving in Miyakojima? In Miyakojima, from spring to early autumn, when the south wind blows, it is easy to dive mainly at the diving points on the Irabujima side, and to go to Yaebishi. From the beginning of autumn to spring when the wind changes to the north wind, we dive mainly on the Shimoji Island side, and sometimes go to the south coast of Miyako Island depending on the wind direction. wind direction

3 rank

Guided by "strongest staff" "Yaebishi Snorkeling Tour" [Drone] & [High-quality underwater camera] Free shooting service!

Cheerful Miyakojima
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
15,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.7
  • (10 reviews and testimonials)

◆◆ ◆◆ ◆◆ ◆◆ | Cheerful Japan's safest shop declaration | ◆◆ ◆◆ ◆◆ ◆◆ Board the new ship Cheerful, which was completed last year, and depart now for a "safe and secure" Yaebise tour. ! Our experienced staff, who have honed their skills in the field for many years, will ensure your safety. Our company's Yaebise tour is a BSAC instrumental

4 rank

[Okinawa/Miyakojima] Enjoy the dynamic topography of 3 boat fun diving and Miyakojima! ◆Participation by one person・Beginners welcome・Underwater photography included◆

Miyakojima Diving Aquatic Adventure
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
18,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (10 reviews and testimonials)

Why don't you get on a board and enjoy fun diving in Miyakojima? In Miyakojima, from spring to early autumn, when the south wind blows, it is easy to dive mainly at the diving points on the Irabujima side, and to go to Yaebishi. From the beginning of autumn to spring when the wind changes to the north wind, we dive mainly on the Shimoji Island side, and sometimes go to the south coast of Miyako Island depending on the wind direction. wind direction

5 rank

Yaebise Skin Diving Tour

Sirena Irabu Island
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
14,000 Yen~ (tax included)

40 minutes by boat from Irabu Island! It is a skin diving course in Yaebise, which has one of the largest coral reefs in Japan! It's like paradise! Relax at the best points of the day, such as beautiful coral reef points, points with lots of fish, fish reefs, sunken ships, and sandy areas within 6 hours

6 rank

Guided by a local captain [Miyakojima/Irabujima] Yabiji snorkel tour by boat! Drone shooting videos and underwater photos are all presented!

Irabu Island Marine Guide Mahalo
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
11,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (8 reviews and testimonials)

It will be a snorkeling plan in Japan's largest coral reef, Yaebishi (^_^) The beauty of the sea, the fish, and the variety of corals will surely please everyone! Our boat also has a toilet. Since it is fully equipped, women and children can participate with peace of mind (^_^)

7 rank

[Miyakojima] Visit 2-3 points in the popular Yaebise area ♪ Snorkel trip <A course 11:30>

aqua base
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
9,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.4
  • (9 reviews and testimonials)

[Lunch service] 11:30 meeting ~ 14:30 dissolution Scheduled for 2013 National Natural Monument! Limited number of seats! Feel free to experience the miraculous Yaebise Blue! The most popular A course Yaebise snorkel trip! We will guide you to the highlights of Yaebise. Please enjoy 2 to 3 points of snorkeling with 1 point about 30 minutes of sea play time. aquabe

8 rank

[Okinawa Miyakojima] Experience diving at Yaebise (1 dive: underwater photography, with snorkel)

MARINE SHOP YABIZI
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
13,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.7
  • (12 reviews and testimonials)

For those who are completely new or do not have a license, we will guide you to the underwater world that you could not see with snorkeling.

9 rank

[Okinawa Miyakojima] Yaebishi Snorkeling

MARINE SHOP YABIZI
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
9,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.2
  • (14 reviews and testimonials)

When you come to Miyakojima, let's go to Yaebishi, a nationally designated natural monument.

10 rank

[Okinawa/Miyakojima] Participation is OK if you have a swimsuit! Experience diving half-day boat

Blue Forest Miyakojima (Blue Forest)
Miyako Island (Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ikema Island)
15,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (2 reviews and testimonials)

Experience diving in the sea of Miyakojima. A simple half-day menu at Yabiji, a large coral reef floating off the coast of Ikema Island. Experience diving is a marine sport that is easy to challenge even for beginners because it is carried out one-on-one with an instructor. You can enjoy the sea of Yaebise in combination with snorkeling. Accident-free for more than 15 years since its opening, various marine-related licenses

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