Hotel Nikko Yaeyama
Travel Blogs from Ishigaki
... some on my iP) of that one. But it's always full of nice people. Jamaica bar, that's very cool. You have to strongly push the entree door and then watch your head, entree is 1,40m high. Very cool owner, perfect summer feeling reggae music from vinyl. Only cash accepted. Take a look at the picture and you will easy find it. At the last evening we had some insider, they show us some other bars, most of them are in the first floor. So, don't be shy, ...
... the rest of the day swimming in the clear waters and gazing into the beautiful horizon. Yes I know...it's a tough life ;))) An interesting observation I made in Okinawa is that despite being a tropical island with SE Asia islands to the south, there are no palm/coconut trees here! The ones I have seen are artificially planted along the highways, and not naturally growing in the lush jungles. Instead, there are pine trees that nearly smell like Xmas trees. So ...
... there are a lot of traditional Yaeyama-style houses left in the village.
We arrived at Taketomi Island in the late afternoon of the third day of the trip. A guest house staff picked us up at the ferry port, so my mum didn't walk much for the day. Immediately after we arrived at the guest house, I went out, because I predicted it would rain on the next day. I visited Taketomi Primary and Junior High School, Nagomi Tower and Nishi Sanbashi Pier. I enjoyed strolling in the ...
... So the boat was almost full. Anyway, the guide and driver was funny and we enjoyed the cruise very much. The highlight of the cruise was a visit to the largest sundari tree of Japan. The boat stopped near the tree, which enabled my mum to walk down to the tree. The tree had unique board roots and amazed us. The cruise fare was JPY1,500 and it was not bad at all. After the cruise, we took a ferry to Ishigaki Island and then to Taketomi Island, where we stayed for the night.
... we paid a visit to Yaeyama Palm Tree Forest. It was a small forest with many palm trees and we didn't stay there long. My mum didn't even get out of the car. The next destination was the highlight of the trip to Ishigaki Island: Kabira Bay. We ride a glass-bottom boat to see coral reefs in the bay. Unfortunately, many coral reefs were dead and not so beautiful. Besides, the guide on the boat didn't speak clearly. We couldn't enjoy the boat ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility