In the eastern part of Iriomote Island, the Maira River is located in front of the village of Komi. Looking over from Maira Bridge over the mouth of the river, you can feel the pristine subtropical nature of the river meandering upstream while narrowing its width, mangrove forests spreading on both sides of the river, and mountains in the distance. Canoeing is a popular activity on the calm river, even for beginners.
Iriomote Island is a treasure house of nature, with 90% of the island covered by subtropical virgin forest. There are many rivers flowing through the dense greenery, and vast mangrove forests have formed around the mouths of rivers. There are many activities here that allow visitors to fully enjoy nature. If you participate in snorkeling or trekking, you are sure to encounter precious plants and animals that are unique to this area.