Ishigaki Island belongs to Okinawa Prefecture. It is the main island in the string of Yaeyama Islands, an archipelago in the southwest of Okinawa. The capital, Ishigaki City, is Japan's southernmost city, offering a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shopping opportunities. The island boasts lush nature and scenic beaches, both sandy and rocky. Embark on a one-day guided Ishigaki shore excursion and discover its colorful culture, traditions, history, and nature.
In Ishigaki Yaima Mura, cute squirrel monkeys welcome visitors. Check out the famous scenic Kabira Bay and explore the marine world in a glass-bottom boat tour. See fantastic views of Ishigaki and the surrounding ocean from Tamatorizaki Observation Point. Wrap up your Okinawan experience shopping around Ishigaki City's downtown area.
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for FREE if you book the cruise through us or transferring your existing reservation to us (meaning we are your travel agent who booked the cruise for you with nothing changed). Please contact us to learn how.
*Departure times may vary.
09:00 Leave Ishigaki Port
09:20 - 10:30 Ishigaki Yaima Mura (Ishigaki Yaima Village) - get acquainted with unique Ryukyu culture and heritage, see cute, playful squirrel monkeys, shop for Okinawan souvenirs and discover the tastes of Okinawa;
10:50 - 11:20 Uganzaki Lighthouse - stunning views of the island and the ocean ahead
11.40 - 13.10 Kabira Bay, board the glass-boat for an exploration of the marine world, lunch at a local restaurant, Kabira Koenchaya
13:50 - 14:20 Tamatorizaki Observation point
15:00 - 16.30 Downtown Ishigaki - shopping at famous Euglena Mall, leisurely strolling around
Back to Ishigaki Port by 17:00
3 Chome-４ Hamasakicho, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0013
We highly recommend that you book our shore excursions now if you will be taking a cruise in 2024. 2023 has already seen large crowds, and 2024 will see even more. We expect many tourists will be unable to book their shore excursions in 2024, so please make your plan as soon as possible.
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