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Travel Blogs from Ishigaki
... and made it on the flight as they were just closing the gates. Phew. When I arrived at the guesthouse in Ishigaki, I logged onto my credit card history and noticed that I had bought a ticket with another airline company! I had it in my mind that I was flying with Skymark - but my ticket was with ANA airlines!!! Such a rookie mistake!!! I practically bought 2 tickets for $50 to get here. I was so upset. It just seemed like something I would have done ...
... attraction which my mum and I enjoyed together in the island. Interestingly, the buffalo knew the route, although a guide was on the car. He stopped a few times on the way, but walked without the guide's directions. After the ride, a staff kindly took a picture of us with the buffalo. That was a nice experience. They also gave us a free ride to the ferry port. Because we had nothing to do in the island, we headed back to Ishigaki Island to spend some time until our flight time.
... We rented a car again and drove to Ishigaki Yaima Village theme park. It was operated by the company operating Ryukyu Village theme park in the Okinawa main island. There were several relocated old houses displayed and Nagura Anpal preserved marsh in the theme park. My mum talked to a staff member in an old house, but she was tired after that and took a rest in another old house. So I went to a squirrel monkey cage and enjoyed feeding ...
... s! the beach itself was the usual spectacular scenery/garbage all over but i enjoyed it for a couple of hours until it started to sprinkle. worried about my laundry, i headed back to get it off the line just in time. the rain helped me decide to scrap the scooter idea. oh well. guess i'll break a limb and test out the Japanese health care system another time.
the guest house owners had us make dumplings that night. fun and tasty. dish duty was determined ...
... the beautiful, clear blue water !
We then drove to Kabira's cape, on the north west coast of the island, where the Club Med village sits. Even if you can not enter the village, you can drove around the peninsula and enjoy the beautiful park. Following the suggestion of the very useful ishigaki-japan.com website, we could enjoy the stunning view of Hirabanarijima which is located just off the northern coast ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking