If you’re looking for an exotic beach holiday, this Japanese island is set to be this year’s dream destination.
Ishigaki in Japan’s Yaeyama archipelago has been named the top trending travel destination for 2018 by TripAdvisor.
The island has topped the travel site’s ‘Destinations on the Rise’ list, which used an algorithm to track the year-on-year increase in positive TripAdvisor reviews on accommodation, restaurants, and attractions, as well as an increase in booking interest.
Ishigaki, the main island in Japan’s southwestern Okinawa Prefecture, is known for its natural beauty. It is covered with mountains and is home to white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and some of the region’s bluest waters, which have made the island a sought-after spot for snorkelling and diving. Ishigaki’s palm forests and mangrove lined rivers also make it a great location for hiking and camping.