Geruma Island

House of the Takara family
House of the Takara family
(cultural heritage) on Geruma Island

Geruma port and bridge to Fukaji

Geruma port and bridge to Fukaji

Geruma Island is a small island. It is linked by a bridge to Fukaji Island, where an airport is located, and to Aka Island, where the ferryboats arrive. A small number of people live on the island, which is only 5 kilometers in circumference. It is the smallest of all the inhabited islands.

There is a virgin palm forest inhabited by Kerama deer. Stone walls and houses with traditional red-tile roofs create a tranquil atmosphere in the small village on the southern end of the island. There are coral reefs and beaches of white sand, and visitors can very much feel the nature that still abounds on the island.

Island places

Geruma, Takara's House
Located on Geruma, Takara's House is a nationally-designated important cultural property (architecture), which is an important cultural resource.
Saku original rocks in Geruma island
Saku Hara (Sakubaru) rock formations is a series of huge rock that was a very strange form that is on the west side of Geruma island.
Coral Stonewalls in Geruma island
The people of the island aim to have a more pleasant and relaxing island lifestyle where those of all ages can enjoy themselves.
Akagawara Village
Villages in Kerama Islands are still archaic because this island had comparatively little damage in the Pacific War and most of the houses remained un-destroyed.

Nature

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