Tour company to drill for hot spring on Taketomi
Taketomi Kuroshio Kankou, a local tour company on Taketomi Island is planning to start next February to drill for a hot spring on Taketomi.
According to company sources, a geological survey in July 2015 confirmed there is an active fault under the island that has a 80 to 90-percent possibility of producing hot spring wells. Company officials are planning to schedule a meeting for next January to explain the plan to local residents. The plan calls for preparing a detailed facility plan by next spring and commencing the operation in January 2018. Once open, it would be the first hot spring on Taketomi and the southernmost in Japan.
The site is on a private land of about 3,800 square meters east of “Hotel Peace Island Taketomijima.” The plans call for a restaurant and an accommodation facility on the premises.