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Amazing Nature, IRIOMOTE Island

by Ryuta
(10) Reviews
10h $ 178 per person


  • Pinaisara 55 meter drop waterfall by canoeing and trekking.
  • Snorkelling at Barase island, moving coral shell island

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178.00 USD

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Iriomote island is located in southernmost national park in Japan. The island is characterized by its natural landscape typical of the subtropical zone—a dynamic and abundant natural environment comprising near-primeval evergreen forest with numerous rare animal species unique to this island including the Iriomote wild cat.

It takes about 60 minutes from Ishigaki island to Iriomote. Between two islands lies Sekisei Lagoon, great coral reef. More than 360 species of coral have been confirmed. Their diversity is on par with the Great Barrier Reef, the world largest coral reef.

Iriomote island provides visitors with places and opportunities for high-quality nature experiences, offering a wealth of land leisure activities such as trekking canoeing mangrove river as well as marine leisure such as snorkeling.

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  • Pinaisara 55 meter drop waterfall by canoeing and trekking.
  • Snorkelling at Barase island, moving coral shell island


Seasonal guide in Yaeyama, Okinawa.

City Okinawa

Meeting Point At your hotel or ferry terminal/Ishigaki island

Ending Point At your hotel or ferry terminal/Ishigaki island

Duration 10 hours

Starting time 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • guide fee. canoeing and snorkeling fee
  • lunch
  • Transportation fee from Ishigaki to Iriomote

What‘s not included

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to participate in the tour from Okinawa main island?

The tour is available those who stay in Ishigaki island only. Over 400km distance between Ishigaki and Naha, Okinawa

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Ryuta

National Certified Guide

(10) Reviews

Contact Ryuta
Response Time 19 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Certified English Guide-Interpreter. Born in Tokyo. Tour and nature guide in Tokyo and Kanagwa area.

Seasonal tour guide in Okinawa and nature guide in Yaeyama, southern most islands in Japan, consisting of Ishigaki, Iriomote and Taketomi islands. This area is surrounded by one of the most beautiful corral sea not only Japan but also among the world with full of nature.

With a license certificated by travel agency, I am happy to serve as a guide-interpreter for special interest trips including hiking and kayaking.

Reviews ( 10 )

2 months ago |   by Julius

“ A perfect guide makes a perfect day even better! ”

We did the day tour to Iriomote with Ryuta and it was a blast! As for Iriomote and the sights: Iriomote truly is a very beautiful Island and doing half day Kayaking/half day snorkeling gives you the chance to at least get a glimpse of what it’s like. If you get the chance to go there, even if only for a day trip, do it! If you can stay there for a couple of nights – even better! Now for Ryuta, our guide: We started communicating via triplelights right after our booking. He was very patient and helpful with all the many questions regarding the actual schedule of our tour (we weren’t shure what we wanted to exactly, as the tours all seemed a bit alike but then different at the same time) and even offered advice on accomodation on Ishigaki, where we stayed. He was always extremly quick to repsond. As for the day of the tour itself, we met Ryuta at the agreed meeting point and took the ferry to Uehara port on Iriomote, where we joined a somewhat larger group consisting of us and a Japanese Family of Four. Ryuta knows the Tour guide from his longer stay on Iriomote and they seemed quite familiar. Ryuta acted as our translator and personal guide, streamlining the whole day so that we didn’t have to worry about anything. He explained everything in great detail and would answer all the questions we had. You can truly feel that he is very passionate about his work! He even brought spare sunscreen and towels for us, which came in very handy. After the tour, Ryuta took us for a walk in Downtown Ishigaki, where we had dinner together at a lovely place. Finally, he walked us to our car! If you ask yourself why you would need a guide within a guided tour, here’s why: If you don’t speak or understand Japanese, you will miss out a lot of things – which would be a pity, as Iriomote is very beautiful. Also, of course you can arrange the tours yourself, but just having someone taking care of everything so thoroughly makes a day trip very hassle free. So, to sum it up, Ryuta is a great guide and great person, whose services we strongly recommend!

3 months ago |   by Patricia

“ Wonderful guided tour of Asakusa and the Meiji Shrine ”

Mr. Ryuta was the loveliest tour guide I could have imagined. He put together an ideal tour for us, based upon our interests and our specifications; and even found us a lovely place to eat for lunch when we got hungry. His English is excellent, he is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Tokyo, and he was just absolutely delightful to spend time with. We all agree (party of 3) that we can't recommend him more highly. One last thing: our 13 year old son was suffering from a rather extreme allergic reaction to something he encountered before we boarded the plane, and Mr. Ryuta was extremely generous and helpful with his time and advice. He took the time to locate the nearest hospital with English-speaking doctors and to write down the address and phone number-- as well as a way we could reach him quickly if we needed a translator in an emergency. Thankfully, we did not, but needless to say we greatly appreciated his offer to come to our aid if need be. He showed tremendous grace and kindness under pressure. Please know you are making a wonderful choice if you sign on for a tour with him!

6 months ago |   by Byron

“ Trip to kamakura ”

I would like thank Mr Ryuta, for a wonderful tour of Kamakura...he is very knowledgeable and very patient which helps to make the tour a great experience. I would highly recommend Mr Ryuta to anybody interested in informative and fun tour in Japan.

6 months ago |   by Ziva

“ Tokyo tour with Ryuta ”

The one day tour with Ryuta-san was perfect, well organized, nice and interesting.

7 months ago |   by Kurt

“ Adventure to Kamakura ”

Ryuta provided an excellent journey to ancient Samurai capital of Kamakura. Meeting us in Tokyo provided a stress free day of travel all the way to escorting us back to Tokyo. One of us is a vegetarian and Ryuta went to extra efforts to find the perfect lunch spot. Overall a terrific day outside of Tokyo.

7 months ago |   by Gordon

“ Great visit and tour of Tokyo, Wonderful guide in Ryuta. ”

Ryuta was wonderful! I was traveling to Tokyo with wife and young child (2 years old) and was looking for a more intimate and personal view of the city with emphasis on history and culture while also taking into account the needs of my young child to be a little boy and have fun. Ryuta did an excellent job of balancing my desire for history and culture while also incorporating fun activities for my child and wife. Ryuta is extremely knowledgable regarding Tokyo, culture and Japan's history and easily answered my questions and was able to expound upon them in great depth. He also anticipated with great skill my anticipated questions and desires and worked them into our tour. Ryuta was prompt and on time for our tour, spoke excellent English, and clearly went out of his way to make our visit of Tokyo a truly wonderful and memorable experience. Would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone seeking a guided tour of Tokyo.

7 months ago |   by David

“ Great Guide for Introduction to Japan ”

Ryuta took me to Kamakura for a tour of beautiful, historic temples, shrines and a lovely soba noodle lunch. Ryuta helped me design a perfect day introduction to Japan that included traditional green tea at a beautiful tea house, an overview of the subway and rail system and a little Japanese politics. His national certification allows him to be well versed in all the sights and he has a keen understanding of the traditions of Japan as well as the modern dynamics of this great country. I would thoroughly recommend Ryuta as an expert guide who will give you a memorable introduction to Japan or deepening of your understanding of its history and historic sights. I had a great day and the money was well spent.

Very Good
8 months ago |   by Gianluca

“ Tokyo with Ryuta ”

It was a raining day but still Ryuta let us experience the places he promised, very patience and accommodating Ryuta always tried his best show us what each family member requested. We can all agree to recommend Ryuta

11 months ago |   by Mark

“ Walking tour with Ryuta ”

We appreciated being able to change part of the tour content to suit weather conditions and still have a good time and enjoyed a really great lunch. The combination of Ryuta's knowledge and easy going personality made for a most enjoyable day.

1 year ago |   by David

Ryuta was easy to communicate with prior to the tour, he even went out of his way to try and find out about a possible sumo stable visit before we met. We were due to visit Kamakura and Ryuta made travelling to the area very easy by meeting us at our apartment in Tokyo. The tour itself was very informative and he was happy to accommodate our request to visit the Studio Ghibli shop in Kamakura. At the end of the tour Ryuta kindly took us back to Tokyo, to a different location so we could see a local festival. Ryuta went out of his way to make it an enjoyable day for our family.

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