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Kumejima is an island in the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan. Located in the East China Sea, the island is approximately 70 square kilometers in size and is home to approximately 7,000 people. It is the second largest of the Kerama Islands, a small archipelago of 22 islands located between Okinawa Island and the Yaeyama Islands.

Kumejima is known for its stunning beaches, coral reefs, and crystal clear waters. It is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as for fishing and other water sports. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, humpback whales, and tropical fish.

The island has been inhabited since the Jomon period (10,000-300 BC). During the Ryukyu Kingdom period (1429-1879), it was an important trading port and the site of a castle. The island was also a major producer of sugar cane, and the ruins of many of the plantations can still be seen today.

Kumejima was the site of a major battle during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. The island was heavily bombed by the US military, and the ruins of the battle are still visible today.

Kumejima is a beautiful island with a rich history and culture. It is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the island.

Excursion tips for a day in Kumejima

Kumejima is an idyllic island located in Okinawa, Japan and is a great destination for tourists. Here are some activities you can do in Kumejima in a day:

1. Visit Kumejima’s beautiful beaches, such as Fusaki Beach and Kumejima Beach.

2. Take a boat tour around the island and explore its stunning coastline.

3. Visit the Kumejima Aquarium and learn about the local marine life.

4. Check out the Kumejima Cultural Museum and learn about the island’s history and culture.

5. Go snorkeling and explore the vibrant coral reefs around the island.

6. Take a walk in the Kumejima Nature Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

7. Visit the Kumejima Shrine and learn about the religious customs of the island.

8. Sample the local cuisine, such as Okinawan soba noodles and tempura.

9. Go shopping in the local markets and pick up souvenirs.

10. Relax in the hot springs and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

Experience Kumejima 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 Kumejima. 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 Kumejima

Kumejima in Japan experiences a subtropical climate with warm winters and hot, humid summers. In spring, temperatures start to rise and the weather is generally mild and pleasant. Summer is hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25-32°C and high levels of precipitation. Autumn is generally mild and sunny, with temperatures dropping to around 20°C. Winter is usually mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from 10-15°C.

Cruise weather for Kumejima

Our weather forecast for Kumejima 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. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 29.2 °C
27.4 m/s
30.6 m/s
6.7 %
23.0 m
77.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 29.4 °C
19.1 m/s
19.4 m/s
2.6 %
23.9 m
76.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 29.7 °C
19.8 m/s
20.9 m/s
61.9 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 29.5 °C
24.5 m/s
26.3 m/s
5.5 %
24.1 m
76.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 29.5 °C
24.5 m/s
26.6 m/s
2.4 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 29.2 °C
23.0 m/s
26.6 m/s
2.9 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 29.1 °C
29.9 m/s
31.7 m/s
6.3 %
23.7 m
78.6 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 29.1 °C
45.1 m/s
52.2 m/s
49.6 %
22.1 m
78.5 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 28.7 °C
52.6 m/s
61.2 m/s
100.0 %
16.5 m
84.5 %
994 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 29.2 °C
43.6 m/s
49.0 m/s
95.5 %
23.8 m
76.4 %
997 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 29.2 °C
29.5 m/s
35.3 m/s
32.4 %
23.8 m
75.9 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 29.3 °C
64.2 m/s
79.3 m/s
62.7 %
18.6 m
85.2 %
998 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 29.1 °C
64.8 m/s
81.4 m/s
100.0 %
12.3 m
86.9 %
999 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 29.1 °C
41.0 m/s
49.0 m/s
99.5 %
21.4 m
84.0 %
1,001 hPa

Cruises to Kumejima

Would you like to travel to Kumejima on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kumejima.

Scheduled ship calls in Kumejima, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
May 1st 2025 Thursday, 1st of May 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am

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