Taketomi - where time seems to magically slow down
- Shrines, temples and any places that are considered holy are completely off-limits! Do not enter them, or you might be expelled from the island! Please take this seriously!
- There are no convenience stores or vending machines. The island's local shop is tiny and only opens for a few hours, so either get your supplies before you come to Taketomi or make sure you stock up before the shop closes.
- There is no bank and no money exchange. Make sure you get enough cash before heading to Taketomi.
- It gets extremely hot and humid during summer, so make sure you stay hydrated and rest in the shade during the hottest hours of the day!
- Be aware that Taketomi and all the surrounding islands do experience typhoons, so please make sure in advance if a typhoon is heading your way and take precautions!
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