Tidal Flat in Funaura Bay
In Funaura Bay in the northern part of Iriomote Island, tidal flats formed by sediment pouring in from rivers at low tide appear. The tidal flat, where the roots of mangroves appear to float, is truly a treasure house of living creatures. You can walk down to the mudflats and observe the creatures up close and personal.
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.