- TOP >
- Tourist attractions
We would like to recommend our valued customers to visit the following places when you are in Ie Island and the northern part of Okinawa Island.
In the northern part of Okinawa Island, the theme parks such as a popular aquarium called “Churaumi Aquarium” and the World Heritage are recommended.
When you make a tour of the island in Ie Island, you can enjoy beautiful scenery of cattle farm where you will find the cows called “Iejimagyu”.
Ie Island is full of natural beauty which includes the symbol of Ie Island “Gusukuyama”, Lily Field Park, and the natural spring called “Waji” located at the bottom of a cliff.
- Sightseeing spots in Ie Island
Known by locals by the affectionate name “”Tacchu””, this mountain acts as a symbol of Ie Island. The summit, at an altitude of 172 meters, offers a 360-degree panorama of the island.
Lily Field Park
From mid-April to early May, 1 million pure white Easter Lilies bloom proudly across the wide park, as the the Iejima Island Lily Festival takes place.
Waji (Underwater Spring)
Bubbling up from the water’s edge along a stretch of steep cliffs, it is an important source of water for the island. An amazing view extends around the spring.
Oral tradition says that if you hold up the cave’s “”Vigil Stone””, you will be blessed with a child. During WWII, it was used as a bomb shelter and came to also be known as the Thousand-Man Cave after housing countless evacuees.
Iejima Auxiliary Airfield
Before the end of WWII, the former Japanese Imperial Army destroyed it before ever using it. In 1945, the U.S. Armed Forces took control of Iejima and restored it to be used as an auxiliary airfield and training center.
Ernie Pyle Memorial
A monument remembering WWII U.S. Armed Forces War Correspondent, Ernie Pyle. Many Americans living in Okinawa visit for a service held in his honor every year on a Sunday close to April 18.
The Monument of Hokon / Hokon no To tower
A monument remembering the 1,500 townspeople and 2,000 military officers who perished in World War II. A peace memorial is held every year on April 21.
White sands stretch across a beautiful shallow-water beach. Also has a store, showers and restrooms, as well as a campsite surrounded by pine woods beside the beach.
Ie Island Hibiscus Garden
Including Iejima’s own unique breed, over 1000 varieties of hibiscus can be found in the garden. The Ie Island Hibiscus Festival is held here every year in December.
Iejima Country Club
Longest short course in Okinawa. With a par 58, 18-hole short course available regularly, a long course is also available every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Iejima Beachside Horse Park
Easy even for beginners to enjoy horseback riding along white sands. Various courses ranging from a 20-min stroll to a 2-hour tour of Ie Island.
Shimamura-ya Tourist Park
Park that contains the ruins of the chateau depicted in the tragic romance “”Iejima Handuguwa””, one of Iejima’s three great tragedies.