Nishihama Beach on Hateruma Island, Okinawa, is ranked as the number one beach in Japan on the world’s largest travel review site,
Japan on the world’s largest travel review site, Trip Advisor. Based off the reviews of travellers from around the world, it received the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017 award for the World’s Best Beach.
On Hateruma Island, located south of both the Yaeyama and Iriomote Islands, is Nishihama Beach, which was chosen as Japan’s best beach and ranks number one in Japan.
At Nishihama Beach, there are beautiful clear blue seas and a white sandy beach that stretches for more than 1km.
Out of Japan’s Top 10 spots, 8 are beaches which are located in Okinawa.
Japan’s best beach2017
|1st||Nishihama Beach（Hateruma Island, Okinawa）|
|2nd||Yonaha Maehama Beach（Miyako Island, Okinawa）|
|3rd||Furuzamami Beach（Zamami, Okinawa）|
|4th||Hatenohama Beach（Kume Island, Okinawa）|
|5th||Aharen Beach（Tokashiki, Okinawa）|
|6th||Kondoi Beach（Taketomi Island, Okinawa）|
|7th||Sunayama Beach（Miyako Island, Okinawa）|
|8th||Chirihama Nagisa Driveway（Hakui, Ishikawa）|
|9th||Aragusuku Beach（Miyako Island, Okinawa）|
|10th||Tatadohama Beach（Shimoda, Shizuoka）|