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Subtropical Plant Paradise Yubujima Island

689 Komi, Yaeyama-gun, Yubu-jima Taketomi-cho 907-1432, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-85-5470
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Tourist trap

The island is walkable from Iriomote as the water is just inches deep during low tide...but they... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
thelonious22
,
Seongnam
via mobile
Enjoyed walking around the island and seeing all the greenery/flowers

If you just come here to take the water buffalo ride, look at the water buffalo in their pen, and... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
chitownsam
,
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good59%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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12 Nov 2016
“Enjoyed walking around the island and seeing all the greenery/flowers”
2 May 2017
“Tourist trap”
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689 Komi, Yaeyama-gun, Yubu-jima Taketomi-cho 907-1432, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The island is walkable from Iriomote as the water is just inches deep during low tide...but they still won't let you walk it...I reluctantly traveled to and from by the cart pulled by the poor water buffaloes...they make you follow a guide (although there really...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you just come here to take the water buffalo ride, look at the water buffalo in their pen, and shop/eat at the very overpriced store, it's going to get tiresome very quickly. We walked around the island and admired all the greenery and flowering...More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I did not intend to visit this tourist area, but I have three hours until the next bus came. So I took the local bus from Ohara Port to the site. The Oxen leave every 30 minutes 15 and 45 minutes after the hour. The...More

Thank Ruggerlynn
Reviewed 29 March 2016

It seems to be a key point of every package tour, but out of season it's almost empty. There is no much to see at the island, but a ride in a buffalo cart is a kind of fun.

Thank Moe M
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I visited here with my wife at around 11:30 at the end of December. I had visited Yubu Island with Ox Carriage before, but we wanted to do that again. However, more than 50 persons were queuing to take the carriage, and it seemed that...More

Thank YacchanAmarone
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, this is a touristy stop. Everything on these remote islands gets a little pricey and adds up. The ticket for myself was 1400yen and my 1 year old son was free. There was just enough to keep us busy for...More

1  Thank dena f
Reviewed 21 April 2013

There is not much to see on the island. Some plants and the staging area for the water buffalo. Give it a miss if you can make plans for other things to do. The buffalo are interesting and placid. The island used to be inhabited...More

Thank ryue65
Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Guess everyone does this as part of a package tour....the ride in in the water buffalo pulled cart was somewhat interesting in that the driver sang a traditional Okinawa folk song (and disgusting, since our water buffalo seemed to be having stomach trouble). But on...More

1  Thank TNJP_Explorer
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