Kabira Bay, Ishigaki

4.4
Kabira Bay, the most photographed sight on the island, remains noted for its pristine white sands, blue waters, and lush vegetation. Although it's not safe to swim here due to strong currents and the presence of jelly fish, you can enjoy the picturesque vista from land, or take a ride on a glass-bottomed boat to observe the coral reefs and manta rays from the surface of the water. Add Kabira Bay to your Ishigaki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ishigaki road trip tool .
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  • Beautiful scene. You look, take a few photos and then think about taking a swim. Only you can’t because all that beautiful turquoise water is for boats only. No swimming allowed. Doesn’t make sense, b...  more »
  • 4 nights/5 days that I'm tired, delicious meals and a variety of activities without crowding. Enjoyed every nightly party one day one day different
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  • Good weather, and when not cloudy well water is best. Was talking about glass-bottom boat is better at low tide and is a. If you can see sea divers are not valuable system.
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  • It's a beautiful bay and certainly worthwhile visiting. However, there are a few things to bear in mind (which is why it doesn't get 5 stars!). 1 - there are no beachfront bars or restaurants. The only restaurants are very small and away from the bay, so don't expect a nice view while you eat. 2 - despite seeing MANY glass bottom boats going out, we were turned away from several companies due to "low tide". Potentially because we're western? 3 - no swimming. 4 - public transport to the area is very infrequent. So all you can do really is grab an ice cream and sit on the beach!
  • Breath taking views on the beach. Fun touristy souvenir stores selling blue sea ice cream (yum). We took a ride on one of the glass bottom boats - the trip is a bit abrupt, but you do get to see lots of beautiful fish. We even saw a sea turtle for a solid 3 seconds!
  • Beautiful view, maybe the best on Ishigaki but loaded with tourists. Walk a bit on the beach and you might find some peace.
  • Very beautiful bay/beach with soft nice sand. But not much to do here other than take the boat tour because swimming is not allowed. But all-in-all a good place to go to.
  • Fun to take a glass bottom boat trip! Just walk along the beach and ask!
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