Title: Izena Island – A Trip to One of Okinawa’s Outer Islands


Izena Island is one of the more beautiful islands we had the pleasure to visit this past year. Stunning natural geography, pristine beaches, and scuba diving over some of the healthiest and most amazing coral reef we’ve ever seen. Not to mention world-class fishing! We highly recommend taking a trip to this hidden gem of an island.

We stayed at the Maeda Minshuku near the Izena Port, which is a small hotel which caters to the island’s tourists. The owners are a champion fisherman who offers fishing charters to guests, and the lovely staff at the minshuku stand by to prepare the day’s catch in the hotel kitchen. Contact Maeda Minshuku via their Instagram @maep2395 if you happen to be traveling to Izena.