Ishigaki

Travel Guide
Kabira Bay Beach showing boating and a sandy beach

Enjoy exceptional cuisine, dive with colorful exotic fish and coral features and delve into luminous caves filled with gleaming stalactites.

Ishigaki is among the largest islands in the Yaeyama Island archipelago of Japan, with powdery white beaches and undulating mossy hills. Try kitesurfing, surfing and diving off the island’s many beaches backed by magnificent scenery. Learn about its fascinating cultural history and sample traditional crafts.

Explore the mesmerizing coral reef near Shiraho Beach on the island’s southeastern corner. The beach has a relaxing, uncrowded atmosphere with limited amenities. Rent snorkel or scuba gear from tour operators in the quaint village of Shiraho.

On the northern side of the island is the stunning Kabira Bay Beach, which is famed for its clear blue-green water. Spot the shadows of boats on the seafloor and relax on the white, powdery sand. Swimming is prohibited here, but glass-bottomed boats take passengers on trips to see the exotic fish.

Make your way up to Kabira Park, which contains several intriguing shrines between its tall palm trees. Its observation deck offers panoramic views of the beach. Spot the giant Mount Omoto in the distance. Sunbathe on the lawn to thoroughly enjoy the hot summers, which run from June to September. August and September are the wettest months. Winters remain warm.

Visit the various cultural attractions in Ishigaki City on the southern flank of the island. Dine at one of the many restaurants serving some of the island’s unique cuisine. Sample local specialties, such as Tonsuku pigs’ feet and SPAM® meat dishes. Explore the intricate subterranean system in the Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave just north of the city.

The island is west of Okinawa Island in the Yaeyama archipelago, which is east of Taiwan and southwest of Japan. Fly to the New Ishigaki Airport, the largest in the island group, or take a ferry to Ishigaki Port. Travel between cities by bus and get around the villages on foot.

Visit Ishigaki to experience a fascinating culture with a distinctive cuisine and a scenic coastline along an extensive coral network.

Art Hotel Ishigakijima
Art Hotel Ishigakijima
3.5 out of 5
559 Okawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa
The price is ¥9,715 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
This family-friendly Ishigaki hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ishigaki Port and Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Maezato Beach and Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (864 reviews)
"Cheap and very clean!"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Art Hotel Ishigakijima
Hotel WBF PORTO Ishigakijima
Hotel WBF PORTO Ishigakijima
3 out of 5
Tonoshiro 86, Ishigaki, Okinawa
The price is ¥10,443 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in the heart of Ishigaki, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Ishigaki Port and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave and Banna Park. Shiraho ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (794 reviews)
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"トリプルルームに宿泊しました。値段の割に部屋は広く、かつ清潔で快適でした。冷蔵庫の冷え方が少々弱めですが、冷えた飲み物を買ってきて保冷しておくのには十分です。ターミナルにも近く、立地的にも最高です。"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

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Fusaki Beach Resort Hotel & Villas
Fusaki Beach Resort Hotel & Villas
4 out of 5
1625 Arakawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa-ken
The price is ¥18,302 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Nestled on the beach, this Ishigaki resort is within a 5-minute walk of Fusaki Beach and Tojinbaka. Kannonzaki Lighthouse and Fusaki Kannon-do Temple are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (403 reviews)

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Fusaki Beach Resort Hotel & Villas
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Mr.KINJO BEACH SIDE KAFU-SHI
Mr.KINJO BEACH SIDE KAFU-SHI
3 out of 5
375-5, Maesato, Ishigaki, Okinawa
The price is ¥4,290 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Maezato Beach and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Ishigaki Port. Yaeyama Museum and Miyara Dunchi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (58 reviews)
"Location is good only if you are self driving. There is an extra charge for parking. The room is big and has a washing machine."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Mr.KINJO BEACH SIDE KAFU-SHI
cozystay group hotel ishigakijima2020
cozystay group hotel ishigakijima2020
3 out of 5
Maezato 412-1, Ishigaki, Okinawa
The price is ¥6,818 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated in Ishigaki, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Maezato Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Ishigaki Port. Yaeyama Museum and Miyara Dunchi are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
"洗濯機が部屋にあり良かった。滞在中のタオル類も自分達で洗濯するようですが、書いてあったのかもしれないですが、わかっていなくて戸惑いました。"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

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Alezedvilla Shiraho
Alezedvilla Shiraho
2.5 out of 5
Shiraho 2102-43, Ishigaki, Okinawa
The price is ¥19,000 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Shiraho Beach and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Miyara River Hirugi Grove. Maezato Beach and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"設備も良く清潔、お洒落、チェックインも楽 海まですぐで最高のロケーション、 お隣の人たちとのコミュニケーションも楽しく最高でした"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Alezedvilla Shiraho
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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