Cruises from Iriomote Island
Iriomote Island is at the southern end of Japan’s Ryukyu Island chain, just 194 km east of Taiwan. With a population of less than 2,000 and no airstrip, visitors arrive by a ferry to enjoy the natural beauty of the island and SCUBA diving around its coral reefs. The vegetation is lush subtropical forest and its climate comfortable year round. After tourism, the economy depends on fishing and pineapple growing.