#405: Iriomote-jima (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#405: Iriomote-jima (category: island)


Iriomote-jima or Iriomote Island is an island belonging to Okinawa Prefecture (refer to #065). It is the second largest island in the prefecture after Okinawa main island. It is closer to Taiwan than to Okinawa main island.

Iriomote-jima has primeval forests and many rare endemic creatures, represented by Iriomote cat (Iriomote Yamaneko in Japanese), inhabit there. This island comprises Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park with Ishigaki-jima.

Iriomote-jima Japan

(Monday, February 13th, 2016)    See Archive

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