Canoeing & trekking for exciting landscapes at Iriomote island’s jungle

Active travellers with a guide can witness beautiful and exciting landscapes at Iriomote island’s jungle, as I did during my second stay in Okinawa in 2008. A helicopter tour would give you great views of the island but you would miss the unique sights of inner Japan enjoyed while canoeing or trekking in the jungle!

Ecotour photo 1: River partly covered by trees seen from a canoe.
View from a canoe on a river in the jungle of 西表島 (Iriomote island, Japan) on 31 October 2008.

Ecotour photo 2: First sight of Pinaisara waterfalls while canoeing.
ピナイサーラの滝 (Pinaisara waterfalls) seen from a river in the jungle of 西表島 (Iriomote island, Japan) on 31 October 2008.

Ecotour photo 3: River seen through dense foliage while trekking in the jungle.
River seen from the jungle of 西表島 (Iriomote island, Japan) on 31 October 2008.

Ecotour photo 4: Best panorama of Iriomote island from the top of Pinaisara waterfalls… See the top of the waterfalls, lively jungle, barely visible river, multi-coloured sea, and bright sky!
ピナイサーラの滝 (Pinaisara waterfalls) above the jungle of 西表島 (Iriomote island, Japan) on 31 October 2008.

Ecotour photo 5: Sébastien Duval with a smile at the bottom of Pinaisara waterfalls after trekking.
Sébastien Duval at the bottom of ピナイサーラの滝 (Pinaisara waterfalls) on 西表島 (Iriomote island, Japan) on 31 October 2008.

Adventurers, nature lovers and travellers trying to find inner peace, your visit at Iriomote island may be your only chance to see such landscapes… Make the best of it!

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USEFUL JAPANESE
  • Iriomote island = 西表島 (Iriomote-jima), Okinawa prefecture = 沖縄県 (Okinawa-ken).
  • Pinaisara waterfalls = ピナイサーラの滝 (Pinaisara-no-taki).

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