Trip with a Rent a Car in Miyakojima city: A trip around Miyakojima's three most popular tourist sites
What we'll do
At Sunayama Beach that is symbolized by a rock formed into an arch from marine erosion produces a beautiful contrast between the sparkling white sand and the blue color from the ocean, making this a very popular spot among tourists for its picturesque scenery. The Miyakojima City Botanical Garden is a vast, 400,000 m² site with about 1,600 types of tropical plants. Higashihennazaki on the easternmost tip of Miyakojima is a small peninsula where you can view the island's sparkling blue seas, and it has been selected as one of Japan's top 100 city parks. The numerous picturesque views that let you enjoy Miyakojima's nature are sure to take your breathe away.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Miyakojima Airport Shop.
From Miyakojima Airport Ext., 3-minute walk toward the shop.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Taxis or rental cars are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
Sunayama Beach is only 15 minutes by car from Hirara, Miyakojima City. If you climb to the top of the dunes made of sand as soft as powder snow, the beautiful scenery of the blue ocean and white sand will spread out right before your eyes. The Irabujima and Ikemajima islands can also be seen. Nearby, there are also stone arches made from marine erosion that have become famous photo spots. The place is lovely during the day, of course, but the evening sun peeking through the natural arches creates a magical sort of beauty. Many tourists visit just to see the setting sun.
2Miyakojima City Botanical Garden
Only 10 minutes by car from Miyako Airport, the Miyakojima City Botanical Garden has vast grounds of 120,000 square kilometers and over 1,600 varieties of plants that grow naturally in subtropical regions. Within the institution, there are nine different facilities offering a variety of experiences, including a 10-meter-tall observation deck that can be used to see migratory birds, the Miyakojima City Craft Village, woodworking, local cuisine, Miyako horse riding experiences, and more. It's a very quiet park, so visitors can listen to the sounds of nature wrapped in stillness and fully enjoy a leisurely time spent in the southern part of the country. As the park is located close to Miyako Airport, it's a great place for a walk for those who only have a little time; it's also ideal for making one final memory of a trip to Okinawa.
Higashihennazaki is a cape of about two kilometers that protrudes out into the sea at the easternmost tip of Miyako Island. It's known for its scenery and has been designated as one of Japan's Top 100 Urban Parks and also as a National Historic Landmark and Scenic Natural Monument. In the Okinawan dialect, "higashi" (east) is "agari," leading to this cape also being called Agarihennazaki. Over 200 kinds of plants grow en masse here, and the pure white of the blooming Easter lilies in spring is famous. From the lighthouse at the tip of the cape, a 360-degree view of the horizon over the water can be seen. There is a walking path along the coast from the parking lot to the lighthouse, so visitors can take a stroll and gaze out at the beautiful sea. At night, a sky full of stars can also be enjoyed.