Each year, travel website TripAdvisor comes out with their Traveler's Choice Awards, which include several categories including popular destinations, trending destinations, and emerging destinations. For the 2021 awards, the Okinawan island of Miyakojima made the emerging destinations list, which is calculated by measuring positive Tripadvisor traveler review ratings for accommodations, restaurants and attractions, along with increases in searches, saved destinations, and actual bookings.
If you're wondering what Miyakojima has to offer, JapanTravel has a range of great articles on this part of Japan already!
The article Summer in Sunny Miyakojima showcases some of the island's gorgeous beaches and all the fun of a paddle boarding session - if you enjoy water sports, there are plenty of options to choose from here.
This piece is a great list of things to do and see on the island, from the Miyakojima Botanical Gardens to the Yuki Shio Saltworks and a myriad of destinations in between.
Lastly, if you've also got your eye on Miyakojima as a travel destination in the future, you might be looking for accommodation options. The Hotel Breeze Bay Marina is just one of the choices available, and it comes with oceanfront views.