[Kohamajima] A must-see tourist attraction

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Kohama Island is a small island with a circumference of about 17km, and many people rent bicycles to visit tourist attractions. If you visit a tourist attraction by bicycle, it will take 4 to 5 hours. Many visitors to the island stay at resort hotels and enjoy sightseeing. We have the impression that there are not many people on a day trip.

If you would like to know the outline of Kohama Island, such as how to get to Kohama Island, please check “Welcome to Kohama Island Okinawa Japan“.

Kohama Island has many slopes, so the route is important when visiting tourist attractions by bicycle. The tourist attraction map below suggests routes to visit then while avoiding uphill as much as possible.

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Tumaru Beach
Sugar Road
Ufudaki Observatory
Iriufudaki Observatory
Coral Beach
Katore Observatory
Manta Ray Observatory
Recommended tourist attraction map


Tumaru Beach

Tumaru Beach

It is a beach where you can swim. There are showers and toilets, so if you go swimming on a day trip, here is easy to use. But there are no life guards or shops. Therefore, bring the food and drink you need.

If you are staying at a resort hotel, the beach at the hotel is better than this beach because it is more well equipped.

  Business Hours 
Always (Free)
  Toilets 
Available
Tumaru Beach Toilet

  Map No. 
About 5 minutes by bicycle from the port
Map No.  1 
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Sugar Road

Sugar Road

This is a straight road between sugarcane fields. Seen from the center of the island, it is beautiful because you can see it with the sea. In addition, there is a characteristic pine tree along this road, which also has a nice atmosphere.

There are other straight roads like this on Kohama Island. There are other photo spots on the road, such as a straight road to the sea or a tunnel of trees on a straight road. Please refer to the map below for these locations.

Straight Road

  Business Hours 
Always (Free)
  Toilets 
None
  Map No. 
About 7 minutes by bicycle from the port
Map No.  2 
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Ufudaki Observatory

Ufudaki Observatory

The highest mountain on Kohama Island is Mt. Ufudaki. At the top is an observatory, from which you can overlook the beautiful sea and islands.

After going up the 291 stairs, you will reach the observatory. There is a bench with a roof on the observatory, so you can relax. It is also a good idea to have lunch which looking at the beautiful scenery there.

There is a parking lot and a toilet in front of the stairs leading to the observatory.

  Business Hours 
Always (Free)
  Toilets 
Available
Ufudaki Toilet

  Map No. 
About 7 minutes by bicycle from the port
Map No.  3 
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Iriufudaki Observatory

IriUfudaki Observatory

The height of Mt. Iriufudaki is not much different from that of Mt. Ufudaki. There is also an observatory on the top of this mountain, which overlooks the beautiful sea and islands.

Here is about 3 minutes by bicycle from Mt. Ufudaki. You can reach the observatory at the top by going up the stairs about 250 steps. This staircase is a lower step than that going to Ufudaki Observatory.

Which is more beautiful, the view of this observatory or the Ufudaki observatory, is the same. Because the two mountains are about the same height and the places are next to each other. If you don’t have enough time, we think you should visit only one of them.

  Business Hours 
Always (Free)
  Toilets 
None
  Map No. 
About 9 minutes by bicycle from the port
Map No.  4 
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Coral Beach

Coral Beach

You will reach the beach after passing through the area with several second homes. It’s a beautiful beach. There is a parking lot there, but there are no toilets or showers. It is a beach where you can relax while looking at the sea.

  Business Hours 
Always (Free)
  Toilets 
None
  Map No. 
About 10 minutes by bicycle from the port
Map No.  5 
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Katore Observatory

Katore Observatory

You can see the mangrove forest from the observatory. The facility only has a parking lot. However, there is a staircase to go down near the parking lot, and you can see the mangrove up close.

If you want to overlook the mangrove forest, it is better to see it from the road to Uminchu Park than from this observatory. Please refer to “Spectacular view of mangroves” on the map below for the location.

Mangrove View Spot

  Business Hours 
Always (Free)
  Toilets 
None
  Map No. 
About 12 minutes by bicycle from the port
Map No.  6 
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Manta Ray Observatory

Manta Ray Observatory

It is a characteristic manta ray observatory in Uminchu Park in the Kubazaki area, a little away from the center of the island.

  Business Hours 
Always (Free)
  Toilets 
Available
  Map No. 
About 20 minutes by bicycle from the port
Map No.  7 
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Recommended tourist attraction map

This map shows not only the main tourist attractions of Kohama Island, but also information on photo spots and public toilets.

In addition, we assume that you are going sightseeing by bicycle, and we propose a route that avoids uphill as much as possible by visiting from No. 1 in order.

If you rent a bicycle to visit the tourist attractions on the map, it will take 4 to 5 hours.


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