Rokujo Beach 六畳ビーチ
A tiny beach at the edge of the world
Rokujo Beach is the size of a city apartment located on the northeast coast of Yonaguni Island , Okinawa's most remote island. Chances are, you have not seen anything like it before, and the view, cliff, beach, and coral garden will all live long in your memory.
- The tiny Rokujo Beach
- The view from the cliffs overlooking the beach
- The tombs of Urano Cemetery
How to Get There
The island is accessible by plane and ferry.
There is also a ferry that runs two trips a week, with return journeys on different days, but it takes four hours and it can be a rough journey.
To get around Yonaguni Island , you will need to rent a car or bicycle or hail a taxi. There are a few infrequent buses.
Rokujo Beach is on the northeast coast of the island. Do not miss the sprawling cemetery near the coast as you approach the beach.
Rokujo literally means six mats, and when you see the beach, you will know how it got its name. At high tide, the beach is only little bigger than the size of six tatami mats, the standard size of a city apartment room in Tokyo.
Stunning views from the cliff
The view from the cliff is breathtaking, and it only gets better as you descend to the beach. It is a tricky climb down the cliff, so be sure to wear appropriate clothing.
The transparent waters reveal a wonderful expanse of coral with a fabulous array of sea life close to the shore.
Snorkeling and diving
Rokujo Beach is a great place for snorkeling in the shallows, and there is a dive shop at the beach where you can rent equipment. The deeper waters are only for experienced divers since the currents can be treacherous.