Yakushima Island Loggerhead turtles may be watched at Yakushima island’s beaches, Maehama, Inakahama, Yotsusahama, collectively they are called Nagatahama – which are the largest spawning grounds for loggerheads in the North Pacific.
Yoronto Island (23 km from Okinawa Island) but still officially Kagoshima Prefecture, has beaches with elegant cottages. Access: Loggerhead and green turtle-watching point, a 5 minute boat ride from Chabana Port. Access: via 21/2 hrs flight from Haneda Airport and 35 minutes flight to Yoron Airport Call Yoron Tourism 0997(97)5151