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Iriomote Island, Japan Overview

Iriomote Island is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands and the second largest in Okinawa Prefecture after Okinawa Island itself. The island has an area of 289.27 km and a 2005. The island does not have an airstrip, and most visitors arrive from Ishigaki by ferry, a 31.4 km ride to Uwahara Port on Iriomote’s northeast coast or Ohara Port on the southeast coast. Administratively the island belongs to Taketomi Town, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Infrastructure is limited to a single coastal road connecting the hamlets on the northern and eastern shores.

90% of the island is covered by dense jungle and mangrove swamps. 80% of the island is protected state land, and 34.3% of the island forms the Iriomote National Park. The highest point on the island is Mt. Komi Komidake) at 469.5 metres (1,540 ft).

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Iriomote has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af). The average yearly temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F), and the average monthly temperature ranges from 18.3°C (64.9°F) in January to 28.9°C (84°F) in July. Iriomote has a typhoon season that, on average, runs from June to September.