A small break from the hustle of mainland Japan.
Kumejima is a small island about 100 miles from mainland Okinawa in Japan. This is a vacation to unwind from it all.
Day one was arrival. As with these small, far flung islands in Japan, the airport is open only 2-4 hours a day! After landing I waited for a taxi for about an hour for a ride to the village, I finally made my way to my minshuku (a bed and breakfast type inn). After opening the curtains, I was greeted by a rainbow over the sea.
After, I ate that the best restaurant I’ve ever been to in Japan, bar none.
It is very traditional Okinawan food, cooked perfection. After eating more than my fill, I strolled through the sugarcane fields and the village. As I enjoyed the smell of nature and cow manure, I realized that no matter how brief the trip was, I would enjoy it immensely.