Ishigaki Island Vacation - Tour of Japan - Japanspecialist

Ishigaki Island Vacation

5 Days

From EUR 1.099,-


Explore the natural beauty of Okinawa’s pristine islands.

While Japan is typically known for its thriving metropolises and traditional tea house scenes, you'll be excited to learn the country also boasts some of the most stunning tropical landscapes in all of Asia. In the southern reaches of Japan, you'll find Okinawa, a fascinating prefecture with unparalleled natural beauty, a unique culture, and untouched beauty.

Suggested itinerary

Today you will travel by plane from Tokyo, Osaka or Fukuoka to Ishigaki. The island of Ishigaki is part of the Yaeyama archipelago, the most southwestern part of Japan. Due to their location, these islands have an authentic tropical, relaxed and rural character unlike any other and are excellent places to enjoy some of the most pristine beaches and nature. On arrival you will pick up your car rental in the airport and drive to your hotel. Enjoy the sunset with a drink from the bar area before dinner.

After breakfast at the hotel, you can explore the beautiful nature of Ishigaki. Stroll along one of the beautiful bays on the island, walk under the palm trees and enjoy the view of the island and the sea. It's also nice to drive to the Miyara River and do a kayaking tour surrounded by mangroves. Kabira Bay is also nice to visit. Swimming is prohibited but it is such a beautiful scenic view. Afternoon you can enjoy snorkelling and exploring Ishigaki city's many restaurants.

Today you should take a day trip to Taketomi, the westernmost island of Japan. Drive to the harbour in Ishigaki and take the ferry, just 10 minutes. Here you can take a nice walk through the authentic village, where the houses have been preserved in traditional style, and enjoy the local restaurants and the white sand beaches. You might also rent a bicycle. Make sure to take your swimsuit with you and enjoy paddling in Kondoi or Kaiji beach.

If you want to explore further, we highly recommend this day to visit the prefecture's most adventurous island and national park, Iriomote.

The island can be reached by high-speed ferry from the harbour area and takes 35-40 minutes. This island is almost completely covered with dense jungle and lush mangrove forests. Take a boat up one of the larger rivers or by kayak further inland. Walk along the island's beautiful beaches and go hiking through the dense forests or diving and snorkelling through the beautiful coral reefs.

For the last dinner on Ishigaki, why not try the local beef, specially raised in Yaeyama district or one of the superb seafood restaurants.

Today it's time to leave Ishigaki. After driving to the airport and dropping off the car at the rental shop, you will travel by plane from Ishigaki back to Tokyo, Osaka or Fukuoka before going back to Europe.


The following types of accommodation are recommended for this tour

Japan has quite a number of different types of accommodation, from Western hotels to traditional Japanese inns.

Please note, all our tours are tailor-made so we can arrange whatever accommodation required to meet your specific needs.

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Japanese resorts offer a blend of traditional culture and luxury with delicious local cuisine, and activities such as tea ceremonies. Perfect for a unique and luxurious experience.

What is included

What is included

  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Checked luggage
  • 4 nights in western style beach resort with breakfast
  • 5-day car rental incl. free kilometer, insurance, and English GPS

What is not included

  • International return flight tickets
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transport (buses, metro, taxis)
  • Local city tax which needs to be paid on the spot
  • Optional excursions and sightseeing tours
  • Travel insurance

Please note, this is just an example of a tailor-made tour. The services described as included and not included will differ based on your requirements. At Japanspecialist we are happy to accommodate all your requests when creating your personalised tour.

For more details please see our Terms and Conditions.

Arrange your consultation with an expert

Our experienced travel consultants are ready to customise this itinerary and arrange your dream holiday today. You can either schedule an online meeting with one of our consultants or fill out an enquiry form and we will get back to you with a personalised tailor-made offer.

The price of this service starts at EUR 50,- and is fully reimbursable if you book your tour with us.

What is covered during the consultation?

Trip budget
Travel dates
Your questions
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Experience Japan your way with our experts

We are part of JTB, the largest travel company in Japan and one of the biggest in the world, with over 100 years of experience. We are passionate about this wonderful country, having spent decades designing adventurous itineraries for our clients.

Your tailor-made holiday in four simple steps

Schedule an online call or fill out an enquiry form
Finalise your requirements and preferences
Receive your custom itinerary and quote
Complete your booking and enjoy your trip

The price of this service starts at EUR 50,- and is fully reimbursable if you book your tour with us.