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Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa-ken, Japan

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How much money will you need for your trip to Yaeyama Islands? You should plan to spend around ¥11,440 ($88) per day on your vacation in Yaeyama Islands, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ¥3,453 ($27) on meals for one day and ¥2,302 ($18) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Yaeyama Islands for a couple is ¥13,143 ($101). So, a trip to Yaeyama Islands for two people for one week costs on average ¥160,160 ($1,233). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Yaeyama Islands for one week usually costs around ¥80,080 for one person. So, a trip to Yaeyama Islands for two people costs around ¥160,160 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ¥320,320 in Yaeyama Islands. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Yaeyama Islands can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Yaeyama Islands cost? Is Yaeyama Islands expensive? The average Yaeyama Islands trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Yaeyama Islands prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Yaeyama Islands
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Yaeyama Islands is ¥6,572. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Yaeyama Islands is ¥13,143.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Yaeyama Islands

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Transportation Budget in Yaeyama Islands
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Yaeyama Islands is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ¥2,302 per person, per day, on local transportation in Yaeyama Islands.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Yaeyama Islands
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Rental Cars in Yaeyama Islands
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Food Budget in Yaeyama Islands
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  • While meal prices in Yaeyama Islands can vary, the average cost of food in Yaeyama Islands is ¥3,453 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Yaeyama Islands should cost around ¥1,381 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Yaeyama Islands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Yaeyama Islands
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  • Entertainment and activities in Yaeyama Islands typically cost an average of ¥1,057 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Yaeyama Islands
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  • The average person spends about ¥770 on alcoholic beverages in Yaeyama Islands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Yaeyama Islands On a Budget
Yaeyama Islands Yaeyama Islands
The Yaeyama Islands is a cluster of islands located in the southwestern part of Japan, close to Taiwan. There are nine different islands, varying from small islets to large holiday resort islands. The Yaeyama Islands are one of the most popular destination in Japan due to their beautiful beaches and underwater ruins. Yaeyama is also known for having their own language and writing system. For the most part, everyone on the Islands speak Japanese, but you'll often find the Yaeyama writing on T-shirts in souvenir shops or scattered around Yaeyama.

The Yaeyama Islands have a subtropical climate, meaning evening in winter, temperatures stay around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. There really are no bad times to visit the Islands in regard to weather, except for September, which is typhoon season. Summers are hot and humid but great for sunbathing, making it the Islands' peak season; October-November and March-April are great times to visit as the weather is still warm though the Islands tend to be less touristy.
Each island is home to unique sights that you really can't see anywhere else in Japan. For example, Iriomote Island is home to the only jungle in Japan and one of two Star Sand Beaches, named for the star shaped seashells that wash up on the beach. Ishiaki Island is known for their impeccable beaches, especially Sukuji Beach which provides views of the Uganazaki Lighthouse on clear days.

Head to Taketomi Island to immerse yourself in an extremely well preserved traditional Ryukyu village, complete with water buffalo pulling carts. Here, you'll also find the one of two (the other being on Iriomote) Star Sand Beaches as well as Kondoi Beach which is known for clear turquoise waters and long white sand beaches.
The Yaeyama Islands are comprised of nine smaller islands and islets, some with more attractions than others. Hatoma Island is a small island whose main attraction is that they have no attractions, simply because they are such a small island. Aragusuku and Kohama are two other islands that do not have many attractions, aside from the large tourist resort on Kohama.

Hateruma Island is known as Japan's southernmost point and even have a monument dedicated to this fact. This island has a more laid-back vibe and is home to some of the most beautiful turquoise waters on the island at Nishi Hama beach. Iriomote island is one of the more popular islands for tourists due to their large jungle and beautiful coral and sea life that can be seen when scuba diving off its coast.

Ishigaki Island is a little smaller and less frequented by tourists. But don't let that fool you, Ishigaki has some of the most stunning beaches in all of Japan, especially Sukuji Beach. Taketomi is a popular destination, primarily due to their impeccably preserved Ryukyu village and having one of two Star Sand beaches in Japan. Kuro Island is known as the cow island; the number of cows on the island actually outnumbers its inhabitants. Kuro is a a great spot to get away from it all, including modern life such as convenience stores and traffic lights! Then, there's Yonaguni Island, known for their natural rock formations including the Emerald Dove, Japanese Wood Pigeon and Ryuku Robin.

The Yaeyama Islands are a snorkeler's paradise, with coral reefs around many of the islands, including Yonaguni and Iriomote. Scuba diving is also popular off of Yonaguni due to the mysterious underwater ruins that are some 8000 years old and have been attributed to the lost Continent of Mu and even sometimes considered to be alien artifacts! Above water activities include exploring the caverns on Yonaguni Island, taking a boat cruise on the rivers on Iriomote Island, and touring Taketomi Island on water buffalo.
Food and Dining
Being a set of islands, you can correctly suspect that the majority of food will be seafood. Taketomi island is known for their shrimp, you'll find peach-pineapple on Iriomote island, and Ishigaki is famous for their melt-in-your-mouth beef. For the most part, the larger islands, Ishigaki, Iriomote, and Taketomi, will have the majority of food and bar options. The rest of the islands cater primarily to locals and therefore often don't keep much stock in regards to food and liquor.

In Japan, trains are one of the fastest and lowest cost means of transportation. Getting a Japan Rail Pass can save you money if you plan to stay for several days or more. Regional and nation-wide passes are available, usually for the number of days of your choice.

The easiest way to get in is to take a flight into the main airport on Ishigaki Island then take an inter-island ferry ride to the island you need to go to, if it's not Ishigaki. There are a few larger cruise ships, such as Star Cruises, who can take you from mainland Japan to one of the islands, although this tends to be extensive and take quite a bit of time.

The majority of islands are small enough that you do not need transportation, although some people like to rent bikes in order to explore the island better. Larger islands do have small bus systems that make loops around the island, taking you to the most popular destinations. There are a few car rental services if you prefer to drive, just remember that you will have to ferry the car to and from other islands you visit.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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