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Iriomote is an island located in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. It is part of the Yaeyama Islands, which are located in the southernmost part of the Ryukyu Islands. Iriomote is the second largest island in the archipelago and is known for its pristine beaches and lush jungle.

The island is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the endangered Iriomote wildcat, which is only found on the island. The island is also known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, making it a popular tourist destination. The island is also home to a number of traditional villages, which still retain their traditional architecture and lifestyle.

Iriomote has a long and rich history. The island was first settled by the Ryukyu people in the 15th century and was an important trading port during the Edo period. During World War II, the island was heavily bombed by the United States Navy and much of the island was destroyed.

In recent years, Iriomote has become a popular destination for eco-tourism, with visitors coming to experience its unique wildlife and natural beauty. The island is also home to a number of festivals and events, such as the Iriomote Matsuri, which is held annually in August.

Iriomote is a beautiful island with a rich history and culture. Its pristine beaches, lush jungle, and unique wildlife make it a popular tourist destination. It is also home to a number of traditional villages, which still retain their traditional architecture and lifestyle.

Excursion tips for a day in Iriomote

As a tourist in Iriomote, Japan, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top activities to consider:

1. Explore the tropical forests and mangroves on a guided tour.
2. Visit the Urauchi River and take a boat tour to admire the stunning scenery.
3. Go snorkeling and see the vibrant marine life.
4. Visit the Nakama Village and learn about the local culture.
5. Try kayaking or canoeing in the crystal clear waters.
6. Take a hike to discover the hidden waterfalls and lush greenery.
7. Enjoy a traditional Japanese meal at a local restaurant.
8. Relax on the white sand beaches and soak up the sun.
9. Visit the Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about the local wildlife.
10. Shop for souvenirs at the local markets and stores.

Experience Iriomote with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Iriomote. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Iriomote

Iriomote in Japan has a warm, humid subtropical climate throughout the year. In the winter months, temperatures average around 20°C (68°F) during the day, with nights dropping to around 16°C (61°F). During the spring, temperatures start to rise, with the summer months averaging around 29°C (84°F) during the day, and dropping to around 24°C (75°F) at night. In autumn, temperatures drop back down to the winter temperatures. The island experiences heavy rainfall throughout the year, but the months of May and October are especially wet.

Cruise weather for Iriomote

Our weather forecast for Iriomote helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 29.6 °C
23.8 m/s
26.6 m/s
40.9 %
24.1 m
75.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 30.2 °C
26.6 m/s
30.2 m/s
35.6 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 30.1 °C
39.2 m/s
44.6 m/s
58.9 %
21.3 m
78.0 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 28.1 °C
80.9 m/s
99.4 m/s
100.0 %
10.8 m
83.4 %
992 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 28 °C
157.3 m/s
182.9 m/s
100.0 %
8.2 m
88.0 %
966 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 28.9 °C
80.3 m/s
104.0 m/s
100.0 %
14.1 m
85.7 %
984 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 30.2 °C
78.5 m/s
103.7 m/s
92.5 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
993 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 29.9 °C
52.9 m/s
57.2 m/s
100.0 %
21.1 m
83.8 %
998 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 29.7 °C
39.6 m/s
43.6 m/s
93.9 %
20.2 m
83.1 %
996 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 30.2 °C
25.9 m/s
24.5 m/s
80.7 %
24.1 m
79.4 %
995 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 30.2 °C
8.6 m/s
8.3 m/s
98.1 %
23.8 m
79.3 %
995 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 29.8 °C
18.7 m/s
20.9 m/s
88.5 %
21.6 m
79.7 %
995 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 29.6 °C
29.5 m/s
35.6 m/s
77.5 %
22.3 m
78.5 %
992 hPa

Cruises to Iriomote

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Scheduled ship calls in Iriomote, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 4th 2025 Sunday, 4th of May 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am

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