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Iheya Island Noho Island Izena Island Ie Island Minna Island

Iheya Island Noho Island Izena Island Ie Island Minna Island
Iheya Island

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Iheya Island is also known as Terushino Island. The word terushino is an archaic word for the sun or the sun goddess. Located about 40 km north of the Motobu peninsula on the main island of Okinawa, Iheya Island is a narrow island that stretches north to south and is also the northernmost point in Okinawa Prefecture. The island is known for its sugar cane and rice cultivation, boasting the second...

Noho Island

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Noho Island is located about 40 km to the north of the main island of Okinawa and has been connected to Iheya Island since 1979 when the Noho Ohashi Bridge first opened. The island has one small village and its main industry is sugar cane cultivation. Today, Noho Island gets its water supply from Iheya Island because it lacks water resources. Many of its wells have a high salt content, which made life...

Izena Island

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Izena Island is located in the East China Sea about 27 km northwest of Nakijin Village on the main island of Okinawa. The island does not have any habu pit vipers, unlike most other parts of the prefecture. Izena Island is known as the birthplace of Sho En, a king of the Ryukyu Kingdom and founder of the Second Sho Dynasty, and has many historical landmarks linked to the king. The center of the island...

Ie Island

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Located about 9 km northwest of the Motobu peninsula on the main island of Okinawa, Ie Island is just a 30-minute ferry ride away, making day trips easy and convenient. The island’s main industries include leaf tobacco production and Iejima beef. Ie Island also features many war and historical landmarks, and actively hosts school trips at local guesthouses.

The south end of the island has a long and...

Minna Island

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Minna Island is a crescent shaped island located off the Motobu peninsula on the main island of Okinawa. It is also known as “Croissant Island” because it looks like the French pastry when seen from the air. Minna Island was once uninhabited, but later people moved from Sesoko Island and began making sugar. Today water is supplied from the main island of Okinawa, but the island’s name is said to have...

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