Tropical paradise awaits you at Iriomote Island,
the Galapagos of the East,
where primeval rainforests cover 90% of the land, offering rare opportunities for jungle cruises and encounters with endangered wild cats.
Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Iriomotejima will reopen as
Hotel Nirakanai Iriomotejima
in April 2016.
reopens in days
Paradise in the jungleIriomote Island attractions
Navigate Okinawa Prefecture's longest river upstream through Japan's largest primeval forest by tour boat. Then hike through the forest to marvel at the mysterious waterfalls.
One of Japan's renowned waterfalls, with a fantastic view from the Urauchi River trail observation deck.
Blooming at night and closing in the morning, these delicate flowers blanket the rivers in astonishing numbers from late June to the end of July.
Hidden away in the forest surrounded by mangroves is this beautiful waterfall at the upper reaches of the Nakara River.
This vast coral reef teeming with brightly colored sea creatures is accessible for diving off the western coast of the island.
Fine powdery sand squeaks beneath your feet as you stroll hand in hand along this curving beach that dazzles in the evening.
Transparent emerald waters and pure white sand cover this pristine sanctuary known to few and accessible only by boat.
Experience exhilaration as fireflies by the tens of thousands illuminate the lush greenery all around you from the end of February to late April.
Flat fairy-tale roots buttress large, mysterious mangroves – up to 400 years old and among the largest in Japan – along parts of the Nakama River.
All seven types of mangroves found in Japan thrive on Iriomote Island, where they provide shelter for various rare species of flora and fauna.
Explore and experience natureOutdoor activities and tours
Take the plunge!
Dive deep into the natural pool at Nahra Waterfall and fully experience nature at dynamic Iriomote Island.
Dazzle your senses!
Tour the jungle with millions of Yaeyama fireflies illuminating your way from late February through April – before the rest of Japan.
Cruise the jungle!
Take a leisurely jungle cruise with an entertaining tour guide through the mystical interior of Iriomote Island. Kids are welcome.
Enjoy boat rides and snorkeling!
Snorkel among colorful yellowtail clownfish in Oku-iriomote.
Discover pristine coral reef beaches
Relax in the pure white sand and emerald waters at Ida Beach.
Explore mangrove forests by kayak!
Get close to nature by Kayaking through the mangroves at Iriomote Island!
First-class hospitalityGeneral information
Experience Iriomote Island, the only pristine wilderness of its kind in the world, with rivers meandering through ancient mangrove forests, virgin ecosystems rich in biodiversity, mysterious waterfalls favored by "the gods", and stunningly beautiful emerald seas where every view is heavenly.
Indulge in luxurious resort comfort and warm hospitality in a relaxing room (for groups or individuals) overlooking our lavish pool, satisfying spa, blooming greenery, convenient shops and surrounding nature where adventure calls.
Relax among colorful flowers and savor delectable local fare available only on Iriomote Island at our popular restaurant. Breathe in wonderfully fresh morning air and admire gorgeous sunsets at Tsukigahama Beach.
|Building||4 floors, 8,882m2|
|Guest rooms||140 rooms (42m2 with 8m2 terrace or 54m2 with 15m2 terrace)|
|Hotel facilities||Front desk, lounge, restaurant, shops, swimming pool, spa, tour desk|
|Room facilities||Air conditioner, refrigerator, dryer, dehumidifier, safety deposit box, hot pot, telephone, TV|
|Parking||20 cars (free of charge)|
|Wheelchair rental||Available by reservation|
|Mobile network||For Docomo and au mobile phones (Softbank network not available)|
|Internet||Wireless LAN in 1st floor lobby|
|Credit cards||VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club|
|Shuttle service||Free shuttle bus between hotel and Iriomotejima Uehara Port.
Schedule complements express ferry schedule. Reservations not required.
|Spa||Iriomote Spa Menu/Health Considerations|
Reserve a room at
after April 2016
Hotel Nirakanai Iriomotejima