Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Photos by Shoji Kudaka ()

Take a trip to Okinawa’s “Carrot Island.” Known for its sweet carrots, Tsuken Island, just off the east coast of Okinawa’s main island, is a wonderous place with interesting landscapes and beautiful views. Tsukenjima ninjin carrots are the island’s signature product and up to 80 percent of the island is covered in farmland, of which up 60 percent is dedicated to the crunchy, nutritious root vegetable.

From White Beach Naval Facility, Tsuken Island can be seen along with other offshore islands such as Hamahiga and Ukibaru. This remote island can be accessed via a 30-minute ferry ride from Heshikiya Port on Katsuren Peninsula.

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