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Aguni Island (粟国島, Aguni-jima) is an island in Japan, which is part of the Okinawa Islands and administered as Aguni Village in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture. It is located 60km Northwest from Naha on Okinawa Island in East China Sea.[1] It has an area of 7.64 km².[2][3][4] It has one bar, one cop, no restaurants, no convenience stores and no taxis or buses. Besides the hotel, there are about 10 minshuku (guest houses) catering to the scuba divers who comprise the majority of visitors. The island manages commercial fishery, and its fishermen are usually also farmers. There is a port and an airstrip through which visitors can visit the island on a ferry or airplane. [1]

Aguni Island
Native name:
Aguni-jima (粟国島)
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Aguni Island
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Aguni Island is to the west of Okinawa Island
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates26°34′51″N 127°14′07″E / 26.58077°N 127.23532°E / 26.58077; 127.23532Coordinates: 26°34′51″N 127°14′07″E / 26.58077°N 127.23532°E / 26.58077; 127.23532
ArchipelagoAguni Islands
Area7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Administration
Japan
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Getting away from it all on Aguni Island". Japan Times. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ Kerama Islands. Open Coast Travel.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Wright, Hillel, "Getting away from it all on Aguni", Japan Times, 13 May 2012, p. 10