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Ishigaki

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Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround. The beaches provide the main draw for visitors to the island, while snaking rivers making their way inland reveal a wealth of mangroves and jungle-covered mountains in the interior. The clear waters around the island, and the natural abundance of the coral reef habitat found there, make scuba diving one of the main things to do on Ishigaki. Find what you're looking for from your Ishigaki holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Japan road trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Ishigaki

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Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
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Duration: 1 hour
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Water Body
Kabira Bay
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Duration: 1 hour
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Observation Deck
Tamatorizaki Observatory
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Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Ishigaki

Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours Iriomote-jima
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Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Kondoi Beach Taketomi-cho
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Duration: 1 hour
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding Iriomote-jima
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Pier / Boardwalk
Nishi Pier Taketomi-cho
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Duration: 1 hour

Wildlife in Ishigaki

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Duration: 8 hours
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Reef
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Pushynushima Ishigaki
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Duration: 4 hours
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin Fantasy Ishigakijima
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Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Ishigaki

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Beach
Sukuji Beach Ishigaki-jima
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Duration: 1 hour
Mountain
Nosoko Mape
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Spa
Spas
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Ishigaki

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Yurateiku Market
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Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pinion Direct Shop
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Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ibaruma Farm Fruits Chokubaijo
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Nanapito Hompo
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Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Ishigaki

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Lighthouse
Uganzaki Lighthouse Ishigaki-jima
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Religious Site
Torinji Temple
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Lighthouse
Kannonzaki Lighthouse
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Duration: 1 hour
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Lighthouse
Oganzaki Lighthouse
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Duration: 1 hour

Where to stay in Ishigaki

The greatest abundance of accommodations on Ishigaki sit in the city of the same name. Lining the island's south coast, a number of high-rise hotels and resort-style options provide standard to luxury rooms and additional facilities, including restaurants, spas, and pools. Budget-conscious travelers will want to check out the "minshukus" (hostels with private and dormitory-style rooms), generally located in the city, but on streets further back from the sea. The northern coast of the island has its fair share of accommodations too, following the same rules as the south, but without the same breadth of choice.
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