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Kerama Islands

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Address: Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa Prefecture

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As beautiful as it gets

This was a family excursion for us with an 11 year old child. The purpose was a half day Snorkelling tour. The Islands are so beautiful and the water is so clear! You can see... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Nishinomiya, Japan
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Nishinomiya, Japan
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was a family excursion for us with an 11 year old child. The purpose was a half day Snorkelling tour. The Islands are so beautiful and the water is so clear! You can see so many colourful fish in the water as well as beautiful coral! If you are lucky, you can see a sea turtle in the wild.... More 

Thank badgerbob77
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very clear water, lot of colorful tropical fish and coral reef. Easy accessibility. Just take about 45 min by speedboat.

Thank fatlulu
Singapore, Singapore
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177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We took a 1-day snorkeling tour to Kerama Islands. Coral and fish were sparse compared to Great Barrier Reef, Maldives, Thailand, and Indonesia. Not bad, but if you've snorkeled at world class sites you won't be impressed.

2 Thank HappyBelly
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Soooper place.. If you wanna enjoy it, just get a ticket from one of the diving clubs and go for a dive in Kerama. No need to know swimming. Just enjoy your leisure and have fun in one of the most beautiful waters in the world. Must visit and a must dive place even for beginners.

7 Thank Sarath84
Yokohama, Japan
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Very clear waters with abundant sea life and not too far from Naha. Tokashiki is only 30 min by speed boat and Zamami - 1 hour by speed boat. Better options for staying and eating on Zamami though. Tokashiki is bigger.

4 Thank dimatrue
Okinawa, Japan
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Perfect diving spot. Spent a day diving here but would've loved to have stayed a few days camping or in a small hotel and lounging on the beaches. Worth a visit or 20 visits!

3 Thank Christine B
Stratford, PE
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Travelled to Zamami Island twice while visiting Okinawa. First time by fast ferry (50 minutes), 2nd time by regular ferry (2 hrs). It was by far the best experience that I had in Japan. 2 days at the beach and since it was off season, virtually no one around. While snorkelling saw a Black Tipped Reef Shark, many varieties of... More 

9 Thank mhorne1h
Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We regularly ride our jetskis out the the islands and snorkel off of them. We have seen sharks, turtles and rays while snorkeling!

3 Thank xanaduyas
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I'm pretty in love with Akajima's Nishigahama (Iribama)beach. while a lot of coral has died these last few years, there is still enough colorful fish and occasionally a turtle to warrant the 1000 yen or so for snorkling gear

3 Thank Koen R
Nagoya, Japan
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187 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

beaches are paradise, nearly unspoiled and non-overcrowded... close to Naha (less than 1 hr express boat) very friendly people a lot of outdoor activities (snorkling, kayaking, swimming, whale watching (seasonal), etc..)

2 Thank NeilHTG

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