Where is TARAMA-JIMA?
Tarama-jima (The Island of Tarama) can be found on the map 40 miles west of Miyako-jima.
It is only 9 miles to drive (or to jog) around the island and the highest point on the island is only 100 feet above sea level. It literally looks like a floating coin in the sea, with the "human population" of 1,200 yet the "cattle population" of 5,000. It is one of the most famous Wagyu producing areas in Japan.