Ishigaki Yaima Village, Ishigaki

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Gain an insight into local history, art, and nature at Ishigaki Yaima Village, a cultural park showcasing and protecting traditional Ryukyu life. The replica village is complete with quaint wooden architecture, animals roaming around, and regular performances of different aspects of the culture. Watch live performances of traditional dances, and listen to versions of folk songs performed by artists in traditional Ryukyu dress. Monkeys in the neighboring forest attract just as many people to the cultural park, with the friendly critters coming right up to feed out of your hand. Plan to see Ishigaki Yaima Village and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is a village where you can enjoy the culture of Okinawa. Calendar time, not when it was, but after talking to sing Okinawan minyo uncle and aunt that she sang. Culture of the stone wall, really appreciated. Also can give food, squirrel monkeys took the children's spot, so children fun feeding her was. You could take a lot of very good pictures so will roll the squirrel on the shoulder. He was also very good opportunities for cultural, natural and touch, and where you can see mangroves and a short walk.
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  • Was moved and reconstructed old houses, or animals such as squirrel monkeys and Buffalo and place such as "Stonewall" and I think. Beautiful sea view from the high ground. Time schedule needs, there was only about an hour or less, so too did not experience activity, half the places I think.
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  • It’s a nice stop if you are traveling around the island. The top 2 features being the authentic Okinawa musicians and the feeding monkey area. The monkeys are quite gentle compared to other places I h...  more »

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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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