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May 15, 2012 - Taking on Taketomi

The weather was still good this morning so I decided to check out and go island hopping. I stashed my suitcase in a locker at the ferry terminal and bought a ticket for the first boat to Taketomi. It was a smooth trip of about 15 minutes. Taketomi prides itself in maintaining the feel of a traditional Ryuku village. Tourism appears to be the main source of income but I was pleased to find it free of the kitch that I'd experienced in the rest of Okinawa Prefecture. The main tourist activity is to take a water buffalo cart tour around the...

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