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... in Japan it is nearly unknown. Because of a typhoon, we couldn't go for a snorkel tour, but when you will visit this area, try to do it. Cost for a tour is from 5.000 - 12.000 ¥. Ishigaki is know as a Manta spot. There is a very good chance to see them, even without scuba diving. Wise to spend that money. Hotel: we can recommend the Hotel Patina Ishigakijima. It's close to the center, port and bus station (5-10min walk). You can get towels ...
... in my trip, not 7 months into it. On a happier note we spent the last 2 days exploring two islands, Ishigakj and Taketomi. Ishigaki had some breathtaking panoramic views, while Taketomi had an incredible historic charm and ambience. The "village" in the middle of the Taketomi island hosts visitors on a water buffalo carriage and took us around their cute village. The island has a whopping population of 340! There was yet another stunning beach on this tiny island. ...
Taketomi town covers seven islands of the Yaeyama Islands; its town hall is located in Ishigaki City. Strange as it may sound, but considering the islanders' convenience, that is very reasonable. Incidentally, Yonaguni Island, the westernmost inhabited island of Japan, has their own township. The population of Taketomi Island is about 350 and the area is much smaller than that of Ishigaki or Iriomote. However, it's very popular among tourists, because its very accessible from ...
... in the lounge and a view from our riverside room was beautiful. My mum also liked the hotel and she hoped to come back there some day.
On the next day, after the check-out, we drove to the port for Yufu Island. A buffalo car ride to the island was a highlight of Iriomote Island, so I didn't want to miss it. However, because it was heavily raining, my mum didn't like the ride. So we left for Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Centre instead. It was a small museum, but ...
... Still, it was good for my mum to try a new experience for her. Anyway, that was all for our Ishigaki Island trip. We returned our car and the rental car shop drove us to the ferry port. Our next destination was Iriomote Island.
Two days later, we came back to Ishigaki Island earlier than scheduled, because there were nothing much to do in Taketomi Island. At the ferry port, we called a rental car shop and they came to the port in ...
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