This Ishigaki shore excursion provides a chance to explore the fascinated marine life of Ishigaki by hopping on a glass-bottom boat and get hands-on experience weave cotton textiles traditional Japanese costumes, especially kimono sashes.

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Duration: 5.5 hours
Start/End: Ishigaki port/Ishigaki port
Highlights: Kabira Bay, glass-bottom boat, Mineya Minsa textile factory
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Ishigaki shore excursions from cruise port

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This shore excursion leads you discovering the ladle-shaped Ishigaki Island with secluded coves, stunning beaches, and subtropical climate. From Ishigaki port, enjoy a scenic drive to Kabira Bay where locates the most beautiful beach on the island.

Kabira-Bay-Ishigaki-shore-excursionsWhen you reach the beach, hop on a glass-bottom boat to enjoy 30-minute cruising through the bay. Right on the boat, admire a lively picture of colorful fishes, coral reefs, and giant clams in the crystal turquoise waters. Moreover, move to the area where they cultivate priceless black pearls to export. Along the way, make sure that your camera is ready for plenty of chances to capture wonderful photos.

Kabira Bay glass bottom boatAfter having a delicious lunch with traditional Japanese cuisine in a local restaurant, your guide will lead you to the Mineya Minsa textile factory where you get a glimpse of how traditional cotton sashes are woven.

Mineya Minsa textile factoryThere is a custom lasting for hundreds of years that brides weave unique patterns on sashes by themselves to show the love to their husbands. Finish your Ishigaki day trip when creating your own patterned handkerchief, then transfer back to port.

From beach to mainland of Ishigaki shore excursions

What’s Included?

  • English-Speaking-Guide (licensed)
  • Chartered car/coach including high-way and parking fee
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • Mineral water

What’s Excluded?

  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses