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Iriomote Jima is located in the Yaeyama Islands (Yaeyama Island Group) in the Sakishima Islands of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. Also known as Iriomote Island, Iriomote Shima, Iriomote-jima, Irïmutii or Iriumuti. Iriomote Jima is the largest island in the Yaeyama Islands (Yaeyama Island Group) and the second largest in Okinawa Prefecture. Surrounded by the East China Sea. Borders Kohama Island (Kohama Jima) and Ishigaki Island (Ishigaki Jima) to the east.
During World War II, many residents of Ishigaki Island were forcibly made to take refuge on Iriomote.
Located on the western coast of Iriomote Jima. Also known as Sonai Town, Sōnō or Sono.
Marumabonsan Island (Marumabonsan Rock)
Small island to the south of Sonai.
Located on the western coast of Iriomote Jima. Also known as Funauke, Funaki, Hunauke.
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