Miyakojima is a paradise whose ocean, sky, and sun will relieve if not heal both body and soul. Spread out before the hotel is a beach of gleaming white sand, and all spacious ocean-view guestrooms are complete with a balcony. Step out and enjoy the sea breeze, sound of waves, and beautiful sunset.
Twin room has balcony facing the emerald-green ocean. Furthermore, you can watch the sun set into the ocean from your room on a fine day.
Please have a comfortable time in the wide living room. You'll be impressed so deeply by the magnificent view of Yonahamaehama Beach from your room.
Japanese green tea set, coffee set, slippers, bath towels, face towels, hand towels,ｗash towel， body wash, combined facial/hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, hairstyling products, toothbrush set, razor, shaving cream, shower cap, hair brush, q-tips, nightwear (sleeping shirts), toner, moisturizer
Restaurants and Bars
This restaurant offers you various dishes using some local ingredients with the magnificent view of the emerald-green ocean.
Yaebishi, Japanese Sushi and Teppanyaki restauran
Please have a comfortable time with the well-prepared Japanese dishes.
At this restaurant, you can have a barbecue with the magnificent viewing the sun set into the ocean. Please have a luxurious time at the resrort.
Moon Shell bar, on cafe terrace
This bar with the chandelier made with abut 7,000 shells gives you feelings of the resort. Please have a relaxing time at a table on the terrace.
More than 40 kinds of dishes
Please enjoy our original buffet breakfast using some local ingredients. A great variety of dishes including daily special menus will make you so satisfied.
Buffet breakfast (J/W)
Junior meal JPY1,188~
Up to 6 years old complimentary
Summer in Sunny Miyakojima
The perfect getaway for summer vacation
I never imagined that I would go to Okinawa during my first year in Japan as a student. It was just a sudden decision to spend summer holiday in Miyakojima, a beautiful island part of the Ryukyu chain. Airfare from Fukuoka to Miyakojima was around 12,000 yen through Skymark airlines, and with a sense of adventure decided to seek affordable accommodations once there. Most of the accommodations in my price range were located pretty far from the beach, though many hotels are close, or even have own beach. Not really an option for a student on a budget. We spent four nights in Guest House Hidamari for 1,500 yen per person/night, a type of dormitory room with eight bunk style beds and shared facilities, including a kitchen, bathroom, and toilet.The guest house offers pick up service from Miyako airport for 500 yen one way per person.
The island is famous for Okinawa soba, so I tried the restaurant near the guest house called Goya. The taste of Okinawa soba was delicious, and quite different from other soba styles that I have tried in Japan.
The first day I arrived at noon, and just spent my day walking around the nearest beach to my guesthouse. The next day, I joined a paddleboard course in Maehama beach and spent an hour relaxing on the beach. The one and a half hour paddleboard course was about 3,000 yen per person, and they prepared everything for us. They even provided transportation to and from the guesthouse, which made the course even more of a bargain. Maehama beach was very nice with perfect weather, and I definitely wanted more time to lay down on the sand and play at the beach. Even though it was summer holiday, there were not so many tourists, so it was great. The third day, I joined a snorkeling course with the same company, costing 5,000 yen including all equipment. We went to the beach which is famous for snorkeling.The fourth day, I spent the whole day in Sunayama beach. This beach was heaven because it was like my own private beach, just a few visitors and no waves, so the beach looked like a swimming pool with sand. The last day, I found a handmade accessories shop near my guest house, the owner making all of the accessories using shells or stones found from the beach.
In all the beaches I visited in Miyakojima, I could not find cafes or restaurants nearby, except those beaches owned and accessible through hotels. It would be a good idea to bring your own food and drinks.
Are you still confused about what to do for summer break? Go to Miyakojima, and experience a different atmosphere of Japan.
about 5 minutes by walk from Miyakojima Tokyu Hotel & Resorts
Miyakojima: A Diver's Paradise
More tropical seas for the enthusiastic diver
Not to be confused with Miyakejima south of Tokyo, Miyakojima lies about 300km southwest of the main island of Okinawa. It's a relatively flat place formed from limestone and surrounded by smaller islets offering spectacular coral reefs, huge tunnels, rocks, arches and caves. Most of these are long and winding, opening out into sandy areas and smaller reefs. Some entrances are almost or totally dark, making a dive light essential. Because of the low energy of the seawater, the sediments found along the bottom are generally very fine. A lot of the main dive sites that offer this kind of environment (such as those below) can be found along the north coast of Irabu island, one of the many islets surrounding Miyakojima.
The Overhang is very open with rocks and boulders dotted around. At 15-18m lies a number of smaller rocks containing a huge variety of coral, linear blennies, emperor shrimps (if you look very closely) and plenty of semi circle angel fish that streak by. The water is clearest over the surface of the rocks and under the glare of the sun are white spotted puffer fish, peach fairy basslets and coral groupers.
The Cross Hole 15 minutes away offers a range of caves and small cliffs, some almost like monoliths. At 18m is a small series of rocks where white spotted puffer fish and yellow fin goat fish hover about and schools of yellow spot emperor fish flit around. Next to this beautiful sight is a dark entrance into a small tunnel. Once inside, the only way is up. The tunnel's dynamic shape is impressive, offering a glimpse of interesting limestone formations. The exit is shaped slightly like a diamond and the sun shining through is spectacular.
The W-Arch is about 5 minutes from the Cross Hole. Its highlight is at 18m or so where it's possible to swim through a rock into a small area of dead coral and sand. The sun is a wonderful sight to behold and the fish bright and plentiful. Yellow long nose butterfly fish have made a home for themselves in the dark corners, while coaxing a lion fish to swim towards the sun for a photo was perhaps not the best thing to do as he darted off, his fins bright red, leaving us with not the best of pictures.
The focus of Gakeshita is one rock leading into an extremely humid pitch black dome. As the swell from the open sea begins to enter, the water level and atmospheric pressure both rise. When the swell recedes, air pressure goes down, creating a misty sheet of vapor over the surface. Such vapor is formed when the water level rises and falls in an area of high humidity and there are said to be very few places to observe this while diving. The ocean seen from inside the dome is a transparent blue and along with the vapor, forms an almost mystical sight.
Wataguchi Garden is extremely accessible and will appeal to beginners or as an easy relaxing dive. Coral gardens can be found upon descent, while nearby a ray emerged, shaking off its sand camouflage and disappearing into the distance. Visibility is pristine and the water not too cold. The dive consists of meandering between different rocks and coral heads along a bottom of pure white sand where divers can relax, enjoy the clear water and observe sea snakes, black spotted puffer fish, white backed anemone fish and porcupine fish drifting slowly by.
Miyakojima is as popular for its white sandy beaches as it is for its dive sites. There are some restaurants and bars in the city centre, lookout points with spectacular views and beaches that are perfect for sunbathing or snorkeling. The best way to get to the island is to fly directly from Haneda with Japan Transocean Air (flight time around 3hrs) and if diving, to arrange everything with a dive school that will also book accommodation or book through an agency. A visit to izakaya "Usagiya" is not to be missed. Dancing to live shamisen music is the perfect end to a day of diving.
about 25 minutes by car from Miyakojima Tokyu Hotel & Resorts
Map & Directions
914, Shimojiaza-yonaha, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa 906-0305
10 minutes by car from Miyako Airport
10 minutes by free hotel Shuttle bus from Miyako Airport(reservation necessary)
3 hours from Haneda to Miyako (direct flights by JTA)
2.5 hours from Haneda to Naha (JAL, ANA)
45 minutes from Naha to Miyakojima (JTA, ANA)