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Explore Tokyo and dive Yonaguni, famous for its hammerhead sharks, stunning marine life and the mysterious Iseki stones.

The trips starts in Tokyo, from where you will fly down to the sub-tropical island of Ishigaki, with its white sandy beaches, coral reef, jungle and mountains; a far cry from the metropolis you’ve just left! From here, it’s a short flight to Yonaguni Island, where you’ll spend the rest of your holiday in a small traditional Japanese style property, soaking up the culture.

Looking for a longer experience? Check out our BIG in Japan itinerary.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK for Tokyo

  2. Day 2: Arrrive Tokyo and overnight

    Transfer from the airport by road and train and check-in to your hotel for one night.

  3. Day 3: Transfer to Yonaguni

    Take a flight to Yonaguni Island, via Ishigaki. Enjoy a five night stay at the Irifune Annexe Bamboo Villa including breakfast and dinner daily. Three days diving the mysterious Iseki stones. During winter, large schools of hammerheads gather in Yonaguni’s waters.

  4. Days 4-7 : Dive Yonaguni

    Dive pack (4 days/8 dives) includes a variety of local sites with a chance of hammerhead shark, cuttle fish, marlin and possibly whale shark encounters. It’s the Iseki Stones that is the big draw for divers here.

  5. Day 8: Return to Tokyo

    Afternoon flight to Tokyo. Make way back to Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome (or similar) for two nights including breakfast.

  6. Day 10: Depart Tokyo

  7. Day 11: Arrive UK

You should note: An info pack is included, with bilingual train times and full instructions for every journey you make - all you need to help you get around.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Dates and prices: Please contact us for details.
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year. December to March best for hammerheads.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • Domestic flights
    • 8 nights accommodation
    • Some transfers
    • Half board meal plan – Yonaguni
    • 4 days diving
    • Tanks and weights
Featured location:

Yonaguni Island

Japan’s most south-westerly point, Yonaguni is one of the biggest secrets in the diving world, full of mystery and marine life, including seasonal hammerhead sharks. Its unique and mysterious underwater monument provides an out of this world diving experience.

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, common cuttlefish, whale shark, spotted eagle ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Hammerhead shark