Kayaking through the mangroves

Kayaking through the mangroves

Take a kayak through the mangrove swamps of Iriomote Island's jungle interior.

Iriomote is the wildest of the Yaeyama Islands; 90% of the island is covered by dense jungle and mangrove swamps making Iriomote National Park the southern-most national park in Japan. The best way to view the island's interior is by kayak. Accompanied by English speaking instructors who will provide full training and equipment, you'll then paddle down the Hinai River surrounded by jungle, mangrove trees and all sorts of interesting wildlife. 

InsideJapan can also arrange extended Iriomote trips which include a hike to the top of Pinaisara Waterfall for fantastic views across the island. 

Kayaking through the mangroves

located in Iriomote

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