Monday, March 9, 2015

A SUBTROPICAL ISLAND IN OKINAWA.

 We went to Ishigakijima island for 4 days. Ishigakijima island is in the same latitude as Honolulu in Hawaii.


Kabira wan bay.


A viewing point at Tamatorizaki.










We got on a boat at Kabira wan bay to see  to see the seabed.


There are many blue coral forests in the bottom of the sea.


Giant calms.


A fish named Minokasago.


We went to a limestone cave in this island.


A stalactite scene.




There are mangrove forests too.


Mangrove trees.


Closing up.


Black mangrove trees.


Hirakubo lighthouse.


The hotel where we stayed.



The view from the room where we stayed.


Thanks for visiting this post.













67 comments:

  1. All the blue and green shades of color in your landscapes are wonderful - a feast for the eyes. The architecture of the hotel is very unusual - triangular. The blue corals are magnificent.

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  2. What a beautiful place! Love your underwater photos. And the cave looked really interesting to visit. Thanks for sharing your latest vacation.

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  4. I just love all these places you visit. This place looks like a paradise. Gorgeous views of the water and a lovely hotel..I love the mangrove trees, lighthouse and the neat caves.. Wonderful series of photos, thank you for sharing your visit.. Have a happy week!

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  5. Hi Minoru,
    This place is a piece of paradise! It's interesting how the stalactites and mangrove roots look very similar......and that blue,blue sea is amazing.....lovely photos!

    Have a great week,
    Ruby

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  6. Hi Minoru,

    A piece of Heaven! Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  9. It looks like a beautiful place and I love the colour of the sea.

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  11. Beautiful photos, Minoru. Already looking forward to seeing again sea;))
    Good week.
    a hug.

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  12. What a wonderful place! Everything is so gorgeous. I love that little church in the last shot.

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  13. Wow! What a gorgeous place and fantastic photos!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  14. Always have been mesmerized at what is below the surface of the water! Your own pics? And the mangrove trees look so interesting:)

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      Thank you very much for your comment. Yes,I took all photos in my posts.

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  15. It has been my dream to visit this beautiful Okinawa someday but it is quite far from the main peninsula of Japan.

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. It takes about 3 hours from Tokyo to Ishigaki island by direct plane. A little bit far from Tokyo.

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  16. Wow! what a place to be visiting. it looks fantastic.

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  17. Hello Minoru, What a beautiful island to visit. The stalactite cave is very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. このポスト、今後の旅の計画に大変役に立ちます。 海の色がとても魅力的です。 石垣では泳ぐ人は少ないのでしょうか?人があまりいませんね? 参考までに、どのホテルにお泊りでしたか? 差支えないようでしたら、教えてください。 とにかく、旅三昧で、いいな、いいなとうらやましく思っています。

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    1.  Dear Akemi sama. こんばんは。 まだ、海水温度が低くて、泳ぐのには、早すぎる様でした。
      ホテルは、ANA Intercntinental Resortです。 3階以上の部屋でしたら、景色も良いと思います。
      http://www.anaihghotels.co.jp/search/oka/ic-okahb/index.html?_PMID=99608342&ad=google
      石垣島は5月の中旬以降でしたらマリンスポーツも楽しめそうです。
       私は、「まっぷる 石垣島、宮古」という旅行案内書をアマゾンで買ってレンタカーで楽しみました。 アマゾンのサイトで旅行案内書をそちらでも買えると良いのですが。

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  19. Wonderful pictures
    of some beautiful places, I like Islands too!
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  20. Oh my goodness, this place looks like paradise to me. The hotel has such an unusual shape. The view from your window was priceless. Thank you for the cyber tour.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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  21. Beautiful scenes and wonderful sea creatures! Great series for ODW!

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  22. Such beautiful views! Love the caves too!

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  23. This looks like paradise to me

    Mollyxxx

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  24. That place is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  25. lovely, especially the coral!
    ROG, ABCW

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  26. ご無沙汰しています。石垣島に行ってこられたのですか。流石に南の島、見慣れない植物が沢山有りますね。
    どれも透明感があって美しいです。
    今からバックして、ポスト訪問させて頂きます!

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    1. Dear Tomoko sama.
      こんばんは。御訪問ありがとうございます。 天気が良く無くて鮮やかな写真は撮れませんでした。 お義母様のお世話大変ですね。 ひお雛様のブログ見させていただきました。

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    2. 有難うございます!

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    3. 有難うございます!

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    4. Tomoko sama.
      どういたしまして。

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  28. What a beautiful island destination.

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  31. what a lovely place Minoru... and the hotel is majestic...is really worth seeing...

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  32. Such beautiful place to to visit! Lovely images with lots of aspects and details and the hotel is placed so well in nature!

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