Iriomote Island, Pinaisara falls Kayaking & Hiking & Yubu Island tour

Iriomote Island, Pinaisara falls Kayaking & Hiking & Yubu Island tour

You can spend a great day in popular recommended 2 places on Iriomote island.

Iriomote Island, Pinaisara falls Kayaking & Hiking & Yubu Island tour
Mangroves as far as the eye can see! While watching the mangrove, leisurely canoeing. Listen only to the sound of nature, let’s enjoy luxurious time.
Full-scale jungle hiking! There is no hard mountain climb on this tour. But you can enjoy a very subtropical jungle hiking.
You may be able to see rare living things too.
You can visit Yubu Island too. Yubu Island is famous for its water buffalo cart. If you ride on it, you can go from Iriomote Island to Yubu Island. There is a subtropical botanical garden on Yubu Island.
  • Kayaking
  • Hihking
  • Beginner OK
  • Waterfalls fun
  • Mangrove
  • For family
  • From 4 yrs
  • From Ishigaki Is OK
15,000 yen (13 – 70 years) / 14,000 yen (6 – 12 years) / 13,500 yen (5 years)
Mangrove kayaking & Yubu Island tour, Water buffalo cart
Mangrove kayaking & Yubu Island tour, Water fall basin

You will be able to spend quality time with this tour!

You can kayak slowly whilst looking at mangrove trees or taking photos. Kayaking takes about 40 minutes on the way. Then you will hike for 20 minutes. You can see many kinds of subtropical trees. In summer (from May to October), you can enjoy swimming in the waterfall basin.

You will go to Yubu Island after you finish outdoor activities. You can ride on a water buffalo cart on Yubu Island. When you ride on it, you can listen to some traditional Iriomote Island music. The driver will play a Sanshin, which is like a guitar. On Yubu Island, you can see many subtropical trees or flowers, and a lot of butterflies flit around the flowers.

Photos  Yubu Island -Yubujima-

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Half day to the Pinaisara falls & Yubu Island tour INFORMATION

Availability All year round
You can register 2 or more participants.
Duration Approximately 8 hours
Start 8:30 am Finish 4:30 pm *Rough schedule
If you join with your child, the tour may be delayed for about an hour.
Costs 15,000 yen (13 – 70 years)
14,000 yen (6 – 12 years)
13,500 yen (5 years)
Included Admission and a water buffalo cart fee (go and return)
Okinawan food lunch *free
Equipment (shoes, backpack, waterproof bag, life vest, kayak)
Guide fee
You need Towel
A change of clothes *Please bring underwear too.
Drinking water *At least 1.5 liter during the hot season. You can also buy it at our shop.
Sunglasses *If you have one.
Glasses or contact lenses spares *If you are wearing glasses or contact lenses, bring spares during the tour.
Insect repellent spray *If you are not good at insects.
*If you bring a camera to the tour, please manage at your own risk.
Appropriate clothes Casual clothing is OK. Your clothes will get dirty and wet during the tour.
To protect from UV, insects and injury, we recommend long sleeves.
You can swim in the waterfall basin on hot days, so please wear swimsuit under your clothes beforehand.
It is cooler during the winter on Iriomote Island, and it is often windy, so a windbreaker is very useful.
Baggage and valuables We will take care of any large baggage you will not use during the tour.
Please be sure to put any valuables in free security locker.
Weather condition The tours will go ahead in conditions of light rain, which is frequent, and will only be cancelled in conditions of heavy rain.
In cases of bad weather, we may conduct a safer half day course or change the tour content.
Kazaguruma tours reserves the right to cancel or change the tour due to bad weather.

You can change the clothes at our shop before go to Yubu Island.
If you want to go to the top of Pinaisara falls, we recommend Pinasara falls Kayaking & Trekking course. But in this case, you can’t go to Yubu Island.
We call you at the day before of tour. You can check the weather and tour schedule.

FAQ  To Customers

  • If you are coming from Ishigaki Island.
    Please buy a ferry ticket to Uehara port at Anei Kanko in Ishigaki port. The ferry to Uehara port leaves at 6:50 am.
    Our staff will pick you up around 7:50 am. They will have a billboard of our shop.
    *Please go to the restrooms in advance. And please waiting at the entrance of building.
  • If the ferry to Uehara Port is canceled.
    In rare cases, the service to Uehara port will be suspended. For example, an approaching typhoon or influence of strong northerly wind and so on.
    In that case, we will call you on the day before or the morning, and we will explain how to get to Iriomote.
  • When going to Ishigaki Island after the tour finished.
    Please board the ferry departing Uehara port at 5:15 pm. You will arrive at the Ishigaki port around 6:15 pm.
  • If you are staying at Hoshino Resorts Iriomote Hotel.
    Our staff will pick you up 8:40 am. Please waiting at the lobby.
  • Accommodations within 5km radius from Uehara port.
    Our staff will pick you up 8:30 am – 8:50 am. Please waiting at the lobby.
  • Accommodation that cannot be picked up.
    La Teada Iriomote Resort, Guest House SHIMAJIKAN, Namisou, Takemori-inn, ECO VILLAGE, Jungle Hotel Painumaya, Irunty Futademura, PAINUKAJI, Iriomote Island Hotel, Uminchunoie, etc.

We will pick you up at the port or accommodation at the time we had promised.
Then go to the base, we will orientation meeting before starting the tour.

When all preparations are completed, it is time to start!

After practicing how to use a paddle, get on the canoe floating in the river.

Don’t worry about kayaking, even if you are a beginner. Iriomote’s river has very weak currents, next to nothing. Kayaking is easy and enjoyable.

First, maybe you can’t control your kayak, but it is not a problem. Take it easy!
You will gradually get the hang of kayaking.

When you will see the Pinaisara falls came into view, let’s take some souvenir photos.

Let’s hike to the Pinaisara falls. Watch your step, especially when it is raining.

In Iriomote jungle, there are many interesting trees and creatures.
Our guide will explain them to you during the hike.

After the break time, we will hike and kayak back to the start point.

After taking a shower and change clothes in our base, we will go to Yubu Island by our bus.

You can enjoy riding a water buffalo cart and walking on Yubu Island.
There are palm trees of countless and you can buy Okinawan souvenirs.
*When you go to Yubu Island, your guide will not accompany you and wait in the parking lot.

After enjoying Yubu Island sightseeing, we will give you a ride to Uehara port or your accommodation.

We have arrived at waterfall basin.
Please take a break while watching a beautiful Pinaisara falls.
If it is hot day like summer, you can into the waterfall basin. Your kids can enjoy it too, but we must wear a life vest while swimming in the basin.

While you are having a break, your guide will cook delicious lunch. It is Okinawan style noodle.