Lulled by the sea waves we had a peaceful sleep at the resort. We woke up to the sound of chirping birds and sunlight streaming through the blinds and wished ourselves a Happy Anniversary. 🙂
We decided to celebrate our anniversary wearing our traditional dress, Saree and Dhoti (In our mother tongue, Telugu, its called Cheera and Pancha) 🙂 Kiyotaka San and Yoriko San joined us in our celebration. Our traditional dress took them by surprise. 🙂
First Wedding Anniversary
Yoriko San suggested us few main tourist spots. We decided to visit Ikema island, Underwater Observatory, Kurima island and Cape Higashi Hennazaki.
The Ikema Bridge connecting Miyakojima with Ikemajima is 1425m in length and was opened in 1992.
Beautiful sea in shades of blue
Cape Higashi Hennazaki is located on the easternmost tip of Miyako Island. It is approximately 2 km long, flanked by the East China Sea in the North and the Pacific Ocean in the south. There is a light house located at the tip of the cape.
Road leading to the tip of Miyako Island – Cape Higashi Hennazaki
The Light house at Cape Higashi Hennazaki
Cape Higashi Hennazaki
Kurima bridge is 1,690 meter in length and was completed in 1995. The view of sea from Kurima bridge is spectacular similar to the Ikema bridge.
Kurima Bridge – A view from Kurima island
The Irabu bridge is under construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2014. It will be 3500m long and a major tourist attraction. We didn’t get a chance to go to Irabu Island but we were able to click this pic from Kurima island.
The Emerald Sea at Ingya Marine Garden Park
We drove across the whole island. Agriculture, Fishery and Tourism are the major industries in Miyako. Sugarcane fields were found everywhere. A major portion of Sugarcane products of Okinawa is from Miyako.
After a drive across the island, we planned to spend sometime in the beach near the resort. While Ganesh went snorkeling, I collected few colorful shells and corals. The next day we started back to Nagoya.
It’s a splendid and breathtaking place one has to visit. 🙂 And next to come is my post on Battle of Okinawa.
The photo frame I made using the shells collected at the Miyako beach