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Plankton-rich blue water... it's actually very deep!

Fukue Island of the Goto Islands, Nagasaki, Japan

 

The Goto Islands is a chain of about 140 islands located about 100km off the coast of Nagasaki city.

Even though these islands are located at 32 degrees north latitude, underwater is tropical all around the year with coral reefs and tropical fish, due to the Kuroshio Current (warm ocean current).

Most of the Goto Islands are designated under part of Saikai National Park.

 

> Islands of Japan

 

For our recommended islands of Japan, please check out:

amamika.com/japan_travel/islands/

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Taken on September 9, 2011