Hotel Patina Ishigakijima
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... Transport: you can rent a car, but remember driver seat is at the right side. Also you can rent a scooter. Our hotel have scooter rental (international driver license is mandatory) and bicycle (first 6h free, then every hour 100 ¥ ~ 1€. But there are several rental companies. We use the bus, for 1.000 ¥ you get day pass for all bus lines, we take the 5 day pass for 2.000 ¥, which includes the airport express bus. You can get ...
... 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.
... 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 ...
... 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 ...