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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.

Sights in Ishigaki Island

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Kabira Bay

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

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

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Hirakubozaki Lighthouse

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

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Sunset Beach (Ishigaki Island)

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

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

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

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Ishigakijima Island

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

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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

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

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

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

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