Miyako Islands is a popular sub-tropical group of islands located 300 kilometers south from Okinawa Hondo known as the home to some of the best beaches in Japan. Miyako Island is regarded as the fourth largest island in Okinawa filled with sugar cane fields unlike those of the Yaeyama Islands abundant in mountain terrain. Resort hotels, local shops and restaurants can be found among the many beaches in the area. The Maehama Beach offers guests picturesque white sand perfect for swimming and snorkeling. While at the Yoshino Beach, schools of colorful fish surround the coral reef, another snorkeling spot on Miyako Island. The public facilities at each beach are also well equipped for a more relaxing and convenient experience. For travelers visiting this oasis of Okinawa, be sure to watch out for the wildlife to this natural habitat, some can be poisonous and signs are made visible for guests to notice. Unlike other areas in Okinawa, Miyako Island is one that is free of Habu Vipers known to be extremely poisonous. The activities on Miyako Island attract thousands of visitors a year to visit and offers an unforgettable natural experience in Japan.