Ishigaki Shore Excursion

Experience the wonders of a truly exotic Japan on Ishigaki Island, see the nature, discover pristine beaches, amazing views, local cuisine and more. Join the tour as a cruise ship passenger or a visitor in the area.

8 hours


  • Explore Japan's Ishigaki Island, its unique culture and lush nature
  • Try the local Okinawan cuisine, and shop for colorful island souvenirs
  • Enjoy the one-day guided tour in a comfort of a chartered vehicle


Ishigaki Island belongs to Okinawa Prefecture. It is a 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. Visit Ishigaki Yaima Mura where 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 downtown area. 


Tour itinerary
*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

Important information

Included in price

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (private cab, Toyota Alphard, Hi-Ace van - depending on the number of passengers)
  • Admission fees

Not included

  • Local lunch
  • Any personal expenses incurred

When you make your inquiry, kindly let us know whether you need to go through the immigration process at your port of entry in Japan as that would affect the itinerary of the shore excursion. 

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    7 days prior: free of charge
    6-2 days prior: 40% of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Ishigaki Port 
3 Chome-4 Hamasakicho, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0013

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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