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Ishigaki Island

About Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki Island has the highest mountain in Okinawa. ‘Umutodogi’ stands 526 meters tall. The island sits at the same latitude as Hawaii, and the sun shines all year around. It is a relaxed, sky-scraper free island with fine, soft sandy beaches. Sacrifice the urban atmosphere for the unpretentious Ryukyu lifestyle. Ninety percent of the residents live in Ishigaki City. The houses are built within enclosed walls, to protect residents during typhoon season. The most convenient transport option is to rent a bicycle or car. This will allow you to explore the jungle, mountains and white sand beaches at your leisure. If you like, you can participate in water sports including snorkeling, diving and canoeing. Other attractions include Tamatorizaki Lookout, Uganzaki Lighthouse and Hirakubu Lighthouse. Go and soak in the views! And make sure you don’t miss Miyara Dunchi Gardens, where there is a Samurai style villa. This villa is the oldest building in Okinawa. Ishigaki beef is the pride of the island. The famous Japanese wagyu originated here, with the cattle breed on the island. The taste is extraordinary and the meat is extremely tender. It is very popular among locals and tourists. It only takes ten seconds to roast on a coal fire, and will melt in your mouth.

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Kabira Bay

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Kabira Bay on Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is Ishigaki's main tourist draw and is an awe-inspiring and beautiful natural site.

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Emix Ishigakijima

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Emix Ishigaki is a simple guest house ideally located near the bus terminal and the port of Ishigakijima.

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Hirakubozaki Lighthouse

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Hirakubozaki is a peninsula located at the northern tip of Ishigakijima.

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Sunset Beach (Ishigaki Island)

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Sunset Beach, with its white sand, transparent sea and coral reefs, is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches of Ishigaki Island. There are also many mar

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Yonehara Beach

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Considered one of the best spots for snorkeling in Ishigaki, Yonehara Beach is a place with intact coral reefs and many tropical fishes.

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Taketomijima Island

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Taketomijima, or Taketomi Island, is part of the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa.

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Ishigakijima Island

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Ishigakijima, or Ishigaki Island, is part of the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa. It is a popular spot among divers.

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Hitoshi

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Hitoshi is an izakaya and sushi restaurant on Ishigaki Island which serves fresh seafood. It has a large array of local spirits available.

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Kabira Park

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Located a 25-minute drive from Ishigaki City, this park is known for its clear turquoise waters. Kabira Park leads out to Kabira Bay, which is one of the only t

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Mount Omoto

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Okinawa's tallest mountain is 525.5 meters (1,724 ft) above sea level. Mount Omoto is the source of two vital rivers, Miyara and Nagura, which provide drinking

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Hirakubo Peninsula

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This designated national park is located at the Northern tip of Ishigaki Island. Here, the East China Sea lies to the West and the Pacific Ocean to the East. Th

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Uganzaki Lighthouse

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Located a 30-minute drive outside of Ishigaki City, this outlook marks the Sakieda Peninsula's most north-western point. The Uganzaki Lighthouse sits on distinc

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Fukido River

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Located just south of Nosoko town, this river winds its way through a forest of mangroves, which are trees that can grow in salt water. The Fukido River empties

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Mount Nosoko

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According to legend, a local girl named "Maapee" climbed the mountain with a broken heart and turned into stone at the summit. For this reason, many locals refe

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Sukuji Beach

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Located close to Kabira Bay, this sandy beach offers swimming and snorkeling opportunities for visitors. Sukuji Beach has shallow waters and a portion of the on

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Club Med Kabira Ishigaki

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Located near the tip of Cape Kabiraishi, this all-inclusive resort offers bungalows with an ocean view and a private beach. The beach at Club Med Kabira Ishigak

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Nagura Wetlands

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As the only mangrove forest in a coral reef area in Japan, this unique ecosystem is a designated wildlife protection area. The Nagura Wetlands are surrounded by

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Fusaki Beach

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Located a 10-minute drive from the city center, this sandy beach is known for its picturesque sunset. Fusaki Beach is open to the public for free and is accesse

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Miyaradunchi

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A former residence of the nobility and now preserved as a museum, this building and its grounds are symbolic of the architecture and landscape of the Yaeyama Is

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Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum

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Opened in 1972, this museum has over 5,000 artifacts and cultural treasures related to Yaeyama's past. The Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum has collections related

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Ishigakijima Itauchi Bokujou

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Ishigakijima Kitauchi Bokujo, which is only a 10 minute drive away from the Ishigaki city center, and around a 30 minute drive away from Ishigaki airport. Ishig

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Kaiji Beach

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Located a 15-minute express boat ride from Ishigaki City, this beach on Taketomi Island is famous for its hoshizuna (star sand). Kaiji Beach is often referred t