Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara, Ishigaki

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Take a walk into a jungle formed by impressively tall palm trees endemic to the island at Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara. Sited at the base of a mountain, the forest features many species of palm trees, including Yaeyama-yashi, designated a natural treasure. At the beginning of the broad boardwalk, stop by small shops selling juice and shaved ice--ideal refreshments before or after your walk. You can also take a short hike to the observation point that offers a view of the palm trees reaching towards the sky. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara by using our Ishigaki vacation planner.
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  • In Yonohara on the Island of Ishigaki is a grove of endemic native palms that have been designated national Treasures. These palms are only found on Ishigaki and Iriomote islands in Yaeyama no were...  more »
  • Nice 10 minute walk to view these special palms. You don’t need to spend much time here. There are shops making sugar cane juice and bathrooms at the bottom of the path  more »
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