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— South China Morning Post: Even with the steamy sun hovering in the clear blue midafternoon sky, the decision to walk to our accommodation from the airport, bags in tow, is easily made.

My friend and I have just arrived in Yoron, a small island that forms part of Japan’s Amami Islands archipelago that sits just to the north of Okinawa. We have been on trains and aeroplanes since 5am, but with the land mass of Yoron spanning only 20 square kilometres, everything feels accessible…

July 13, 2019

Image: white sand beaches, clear waters: swimming on Yoron’s Udonosu Beach, courtesy of the South China Morning Post