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Excursion 'Sightseeing tour of the island of Miyakojima'

Description

A magnificent tour of the island of Miyakojima among nature and history - breathtaking scenery and symbols of a philanthropic past. A must!



What we will see
  • Cape Higashi-Hennazaki
  • White lighthouse
  • Ueno German Culture Village and Museum of Philanthropy


What we will do
  • Our tour of the island of Miyakojima starts with a visit to the cape of Higashi-Hennazaki in the south-eastern part of the island and lapped by the Pacific Ocean to the left and the East China Sea to the right. It Is a narrow flat stretch of land that stands out from the cobalt blue of the sea and named after its position (“Higashi” means East, where the Sun rises).
  • The promontory is a couple of km long and 160 metres wide, while the water is approximately 20 metres deep. * A snowy white lighthouse is perched on the peak offering amazing views from the observation bridge.
  • This place has been declared one of Japan's top one hundred scenic spots.
  • Before returning to the port and the ship, we stop at the Ueno German Culture Village, nowadays a theme park reminiscent of the place where the locals saved a German crew from a shipwreck off the coast during the 19th century. A reduced scale copy of the ship was built to commemorate the event and, from that moment onwards, a strong link was forged between the people of the island and Germany.
  • The village is also home to the Museum of Philanthropy.
When would you like to leave?
Adult US$ 95.00
Child (3-13 old) US$ 71.25
Length 3 1/2 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Cultural Cultural
Good for shopping Good for shopping
Most wanted Most wanted
 
What you need to know

The Ocean Sky Lift may be cancelled without prior warning depending on weather conditions.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

We recommend purchasing Japanese Yens on board.

Guests with mobility problems and those in wheelchairs will be assisted while getting on and off the coach.

Itinerary sequence may vary without prior warning.