Hotel Irifune

59-6 Aza Yonaguni, Sonai, Okinawa-ken, Japan

In the main village of Sonai, Yonaguni's Hotel Irifune is the place to stay for divers visiting Yonaguni. Owner Aratake-san discovered the famous "ruins" and his dive shop Sou-Wes runs trips out to the ruins, the reef, and in winter hammerhead sharks. Accommodations here are clean and functional, but if you're looking for something more comfortable enquire about the Irifune Annex Bamboo Villa. The villa has stunning ocean views and a vast communal lounge in which to relax after diving. A two-tank boat dive is ¥12,000 and full gear rental for a day is ¥5,000. During winter the seas around Yonaguni are cold and choppy, so you need a thick wet suit and a strong stomach.

PROS

  • knowledgeable staff
  • clean rooms
  • diving instructors on-site

CONS

  • can be empty in the off-season
  • hostel rather than hotel feel
  • rooms spartan

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0980-87–2311

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms (3 without bath)
Rate Includes: Some meals

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