Ishigaki Island Tours

Ishigaki Island
Travelers looking to escape the energy and excitement of Okinawa can find a relaxing respite on the shores of Ishigaki Island. Although this popular destination ranks among the Yaeyama Islands’ most populated centers—the silver shores of Ishigaki are a globetrotter’s delight. Visitors can float across the emerald waters of Kabira Bay aboard glass-bottom boats and wander around Kabira Park promenade where epic views are prove to be more than photoworthy. 

Well-kept dressing rooms complete with showers and toilets, shaded areas and shallow waters make Sukuji Beach ideal for families looking to wade through the coast’s crystal clear waters. And travelers without small children will love the uninterrupted views of Uganzaki lighthouse in the far distance. Yonehara’s coral reefs attract both novice and experienced snorkelers who say the close-to-shore aquatic life is some of the best on the island.

Practical Info

Although inexpensive boat trips can be purchased last minute from luxury liners that have not reached capacity, there is no official ferry service to the island. Most travelers arrive and depart via Ishigaki Airport, and while taxis, bicycles and buses are available on the island, visitors agree the city is easy to explore on foot. 
Address: Ishigaki Island, Japan
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Taketomi Island Water Buffalo Cart with Bike Rental or Kondoi Beach

Experience Okinawa-style beach bliss with this independent day trip to Taketomi, a tiny isle in the Yaeyama island chain. Festooned with Ryūkyū relics and culture, Taketomi also boasts some of the most seductive beaches in Japan, making it an ideal spot for a day trip. Use your time on the island to kick back on Kondoi Beach, or scout out Taketomi’s artisan shops and eateries by bike — motor vehicles are rare on this idyllic atoll. Round-trip ferry transport from Ishigaki is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Iriomote, Yubu, Kohama and Taketomi Island-Hopping Day Tour from Ishigaki

Check off three of the far-flung Yaeyama islands during a day-long trip from Ishigaki. Visiting the remote outpost of Iriomote plus Yubu and Kohama islands, the experience includes different activities on each isle. Cruise through Iriomote’s mangroves; ride on a water buffalo cart through Yubu, with local ‘sanshin’ music ringing in your ears; and enjoy lunch and a quick island tour of Kohama. Want to see even more? Upgrade to visit nearby Taketomi, where Ryūkyū houses and coral beaches beckon.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Iriomote, Yubu and Taketomi Island-Hopping Day Tour from Ishigaki

Discover a different side of Japan on a full-day tour to three Okinawa Islands: Iriomote, Yubu and Taketomi islands. Part of the Ryukyu Islands chain, the Okinawan islands inspire comparisons to Hawaii or Southeast Asia due to their subtropical climate, natural beauty and distinct culture. Your tour includes a cruise through the mangroves of the Nakama River, a ride in a buffalo cart, tours of a well-preserved Ryukyu village and botanical garden, listening to traditional Okinawan songs and a stop at the famous Star Sand beach on Taketomi.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Iriomote Island and Yubu Island Tour

Discover the delights of subtropical Japan on a day trip to Iriomote and Yubu islands. After leaving Ishigaki by ferry, dock on Iriomote, the jungle-covered island with dense mangrove forests, ringed by sandy bays. See it all on a cruise along Nakama River, and then cross the shallow waters to neighboring Yubu by water buffalo cart. Here, you’ll visit a botanical garden to learn about the island’s plant life. Lunch and ferry transport are both included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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