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Depart from Naha! Cycle around Miyakojima and Irabu Bridge

May 13, 2019
NIPPON HODAI
Travel to Miyakojima using the JAL Japan Explorer Pass! We will introduce to you how to travel around the island and to the spectacular Irabu Bridge in bicycle!

1. Take a domestic flight from Naha Airport

From Naha Airport, take the flight headed for Miyako Airport that departs at 7:25am.

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Airplane
Naha
⇩50 mins
Miyako

那覇空港(NAHA AIRPORT)

Address 沖縄県那覇市鏡水150
Web Site URL http://www.naha-airport.co.jp/

2. Get to the city center after arrival

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From the bus stop "Airport Terminal-mae", take the Hosaku Loop bus that departs at 10:15am.

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Bus: Miyako-kururin Bus
Airport Terminal-mae
⇩35 mins
Hirarako
 

3. Put your luggage into the coin locker

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10:40am-10:50am
We will have a long trip moving here and there today, so it's better to first put your luggage into coin lockers at Hirara Port.

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On foot 7 mins
 

4. Rent an electric bicycle

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10:50am-11am
Rent a bicycle to get around! We recommend getting an electric bicycle to get around more swiftly!

(24h) 2,000JPY~

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Bicycle 7 mins
 

5. Head to the best "Power Spot", Harimizu Utaki

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11:05am-11:15am
"Utaki" is an Okinawan term for sacred place and is central to the Okinawan religion. This Cultural Property of "Harimizu Utaki" is the most venerable spot in Miyako Island. It is also within the few "Utaki" where free entry is possible, so don't miss the chance to visit this spiritual spot!

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Bicycle 1 min

漲水御嶽(HARIMIZU UTAKI)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良西里8

6. Visit Miyakojinja Shrine, the southernmost shrine in Japan

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11:16am-11:20am
You can have a great view of the blue ocean and Irabu Bridge at Miyakojinja Shrine. The Shrine has the unique Okinawan atmosphere that is not found elsewhere, so it is definitely worth a visit! It can also bring good luck for economic fortune.

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Bicycle 1 min

宮古神社(MIYAKO SHRINE)

7. Have an Okinawan lunch at "Kuninaka Shokudo"

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11:25am-12:10pm
Enjoy some Miyako Island cuisine at this eating place that has been well loved by the locals for a long time.

Miyako Soba (with 2 Tempura) 500JPY

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Bicycle 1 min

くになか食堂(KUNINAKA RESTAURANT)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良東仲宗根38-1
Directions 平良港から徒歩12mins
Business Hours Mon-Fri. 11:00-16:30
Shop Holidays Sat, Sun

8. Take a bite of bread at "Moja No Pan"

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12:10pm-12:20pm
Visit this popular bakery to have a taste of its delicious bread! You can also find cute illustrations there!

Chocolate Bread 160JPY/Hot Coffee 250JPY

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On foot

もじゃのパン/ atlier和毛(MOJA NO PAN/atlier NIKOGE)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良字東仲宗根20
Business Hours 11:00-17:00 / 12:00-sunset
Shop Holidays Sun, Mon

9. Say Hi to the cute mascot dog at Atelier Nicoge!

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12:10pm-12:30pm
Stop by this pretty gallery/select shop right next to the bakery. It is perfectly fine to bring your bread and coffee inside!

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Bicycle 5 mins

もじゃのパン/ atlier和毛(MOJA NO PAN/atlier NIKOGE)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良字東仲宗根20
Business Hours 11:00-17:00 / 12:00-sunset
Shop Holidays Sun, Mon

10. Get some "Mamoru-kun" goods at DESIGN MATCH!

12:35pm-12:50pm
"Mamoru-kun" is a famous character of Miyako Island that is dressed in police uniform and can be found everywhere on the island. Visit this variety store to grab some original "Mamoru-kun" goods for souvenirs!

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Bicycle 1 min

DESIGN MATCH(DESIGN MATCH)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良下里572-3
Business Hours 10am-7pm
Shop Holidays Iregular holiday
Phone Number 0980-79-0239
Web Site URL http://designmatch.ciao.jp/index.html

11. Eat a small snack at "Ricco Gelato"

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12:50pm-13:05pm
How can you not try the popular Gelato made with ingredients from Miyako Island?

Single 400JPY~

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Bicycle 10 mins

リッコジェラート(RICCO GERATO)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良字下里550
Business Hours 11:30-19:00
Shop Holidays Tue
Web Site URL https://www.ricco-gelato.com/index.php

12. Coffee and donuts for take-out

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1:15pm-1:20pm
This shop is regarded by some as the most delicious on the island. Enjoy the coffee and donuts there!

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Bicycle 2 mins

ニンギン商店(NIN-GIN SHOTEN)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良字久貝887-1
Business Hours 11:00-17:00
Shop Holidays Sun, Mon
Web Site URL https://www.facebook.com/ninginshoten/

13. Take a shot with the giant Shisa (Okinawan lion-dog) at Kamamamine Park

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1:25pm-1:40pm
How about a small picnic at this park with the giant Shisa and the coffee and donuts from "Ningin"?

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Bicycle 15 mins

カママ嶺公園(KAMAMAMINE PARK)

14. Let's go to the Irabu Bridge!

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1:55pm-2:35pm
Ride across the longest free bridge in Japan!

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Bicycle 1 min

伊良部大橋(KIRABU BRIDGE)

15. Take a photo with Mamoru-kun!

2:35pm-2:40pm
Take a photo with the Island's idol Mamoru-kun♥

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Bicycle 15 mins

宮古島まもる君(MAMORU OF MIYAKOJIMA)

16. Overlook the blue ocean at Makiyama Observatory

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2:55pm-3:10pm
It is considered to be a breathtaking spot to visit before you die. You will be overwhelmed by the stunning view there.

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Bicycle 40 mins

牧山展望台(MAKIYAMA OBSERVATORY)

17. To the No.1 beach of Irabu Island!

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3:50pm-3:55pm
Ride along the Toguchi-no-hama Beach while enjoying the view!

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Bicycle 20 mins

渡口の浜(TOGUCHI BEACH)

18. Fill your stomach with some hamburgers

4:15pm-5pm
Have an early dinner at this well-loved shop. Try the hamburgers there that has its own fans!

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Bicycle 60 mins

Hamburger&Bar insula(Hamburger&Bar insula)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市伊良部字国仲22
Business Hours 12:00-17:00(L.O16:30) / 19:00- or 20:00-
Shop Holidays Non
Web Site URL https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bar---Grill/HamburgerBar-insula-166824003390072/

19. Sunset at Irabu Bridge

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6pm-7pm
The beautiful golden orange glow of sunset is not to be missed!

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Bicycle 15 mins

伊良部大橋(KIRABU BRIDGE)

20. Return the bicycle

7:15pm-7:20pm
Thank you for the day!
 

21. Get back your luggage

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7:30pm-7:40pm
Get back your luggage from the locker!

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On foot 4 mins
 

22. Stay a night at a Miyako-style guesthouse

7:50pm-8:30pm
Check in to this guesthouse and have a short break.

Dormitory 2,777JPY~

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On foot 5 mins

宮古島ゲストハウス風家(GUEST HOUSE FUYA)

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良下里109-7
Directions 宮古空港からタクシーやバスで15分
Business Hours 【Check in】17:00-22:00 【Check out】10:00
Web Site URL http://fu-ya.jp/

23. Finish off the day with delicious local food and Okinawan folk music!

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8:30pm-10pm
Visit this Izakaya (Japanese bar) and enjoy the live performance of "Shima Uta", the traditional Okinawan folk music there! Don't hesitate to join the event and dance along with the music!

Miyako Skewered Beef 680JPY/ Ishigaki Beef Sushi 680JPY/ Vinegared Mozoku Seaweed (large) 580JPY

うさぎや 宮古島店(USAGIYA (MIYAKO-JIMA Branch))

Address 沖縄県宮古島市平良字下里2
Directions 宮古空港から車で10分 、公設市場の目の前
Business Hours 17:00-24:00
Web Site URL http://usagiya-miyako.com/