Remote Island in Okinawa: Iejima Island
Okinawa, a prefecture located in the most southern part of Japan, has many fascinating remote islands. Among them, Iejima Island has easy access. Iejima offers a chance to enjoy stunning natural scenery to the full, such as the blue sea, beautiful flowers and star-filled sky, and a day trip from the main island of Okinawa is possible.
Access to Iejima Island: 25 min by ferry from Motobu Port (4 round trips per day)
Iejima Island Lily Festival
There will be in full bloom over 100 kinds of lilies including a million flowers of the white trumpet lily variety. The expansive grounds present a beautiful sight, with the contrast of the blue sky and white lily flowers.
*During the festival, there will be extra ferry operation. For details, see the following website:
Dates: April 20, 2019 (Sat), 11:00 – May 6, 2019 (Mon) 17:00
*There will be day-offs during the period.
Location: Lily Field Park, Iejima Island
Inquiry: Iejima Island Lily Festival Executive Committee
There is “Hibiscus Garden” where hibiscus flowers bloom throughout the year. The garden is currently under renovation and will be reopened on April 20 (Sat), the day Iejima Island Lily Festival will start. You can enjoy colorful hibiscus flowers of over 1,000 kinds and other Japanese tropical flowers and birds in the “Forest of Wild Birds.”
Open: 9:00 – 17:00
Entrance Fee: Free
Location: 3614-1 Higashiemae, Ie village, Kunigami County, Okinawa
Inquiry: Iejima Island Hibiscus Garden
Marine ActivitiesEnjoy the emerald green ocean to your heart’s content with an exhilarating ride on a Banana boat or Tube, or sea kayaking, looking at coral reefs and feeling the relaxation of the waves.
Souvenirs from the IslandThere are many specialty goods of the island such as “IE SODA” made from spring water of the island, Iejima Wagyu beef, or “Ie Rum Santa Maria,” rum made from sugar canes of Iejima.
In Iejima, activities including Stellar Observation Tour or Night Snorkeling are planned for the approaching summer. For details, see the following website!
*The information herein is as of February 2019.