世界も注目!魅力的すぎる八重山の星空をご案内 石垣島・西表島・波照間島

The world pays attention!
Guide to attractive starry sky of Yaeyama

Ishigakijima, Iriomotejima, Haterumajima

What JAPAWALK OKINAWA wants to tell you about is "You should look at the starry sky if you go to Ishigakijima."

When there are both the sea and a certain pleasant sightseeing and it becomes at night…The mysterious light that stars glittering in the dark sky of the jet black are felt to the space…It is starlit sky of Yaeyama.
The association of IDA international dark sky United States headquarters begins local inspection of Yaeyama Islands in 2016 and investigates the situation of light quantity of the starlit sky and the artificial lighting. It is Tekapo in the New Zealand, Namib Sand Sea in Africa Namibia to be famous as the starlit sky sanctuary that association of international dark sky authorizes.
Beautiful starlit sky of Yaeyama is going to attract attention worldwide.
It is the starlit sky spot of the check required now.

Aiming at the first Japan's starry sky preservation area, starry sky experts in the island are active

To Iriomotejima wrapped naturally where is untouched based in Ishigakijima with a stone wall astronomical observatory and astronomy facilities including VERA (radio telescope) and Haterumajima which is the southernmost island (as a manned island) of Japan.
Islands take the cooperation for the authorization of the starlit sky sanctuary now. What become the focal point "starlit sky tourism" of Ishigakijima "Coral foundation" of Iriomotejima in Haterumajima "Taketomi-cho Haterumajima starlit sky observation tower."
The starlit sky guide whom the starlit sky of each island knew everything about guides you to the star trip to island.

Are you interested in seeing Southern Cross,Milky Way,and Scorpio?

The starlit sky of Yaeyama adds to gaiety over summer from spring.
It is about June that altitude of the Southern Cross going up in the south horizon rises most. It is the chance when a longed-for constellation is seen in.
The degree of leaning of the impressive S-shaped curve of Scorpius known as the constellation which represented summer stood up; it is Shigeyama on early summer 8 that turn up.
The also summer leading role is the Milky Way. It is called Tingara in Okinawa.
he starlit sky tour with the guide is absolutely recommended to enjoy dark night without a reservation at summer night to feel an abyss of the space to an obi of the light. As he/she leads a night sky as starlit sky guide without being at a loss, I can concentrate on the night sky in peace.

I want to tell you secretly. Attraction of "Early morning tour

I observe the star at night. No, would you like to see the star early in the morning? I suggest JAPAWALK OKINAWA.
The image of the impressive top page of JAPAWALK OKINAWA is an early-morning canoe tour of Iriomotejima.
I begin to still row a canoe at dark time and watch a star and moonlight and am a time to thoroughly enjoy progress at the time when I gradually dawn.
The person enjoying both night starlit sky tour and early-morning tours is a tour of the secret popularity during increase secretly.