Explore the Island at its finest through this 7-hour Ishigaki shore excursion. The highlights of the trip will bring you a peaceful moment at Torinji Temple, splendid view from the Banna Mountain Observation Deck as well as the Tamatori-saki Observation Deck. Feel the living under the sea in Kabira Bay or experience more interesting things in Ishigaki Yaima Village and Yonekoyaki Pottery Studio.

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Duration: 6 hours
Start/End: Ishigaki port/Ishigaki port
Highlights: Torinjin Temple, Banna Mountain Observation Deck, Mineya Workshop, Ishigaki Yaima Village, Kabira Bay, Yonekoyaki Pottery Studio, Tamatori-saki Observation Deck
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Ishigaki shore excursions

Small Group – Big Deal

Cruise: Westerdam
Date: 2 Nov 2019
Only 10 left
US $142/person

Number of participants68101214
Price per person (USD)230188175156142
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Ishigaki-highlights-shore-excursionsYour private guide will be waiting and greeting you at the port with welcome-board. A comfortable car will transfer you directly to the first destination: Torinji Temple – one of the oldest wooden buildings in Okinawa Prefecture. The temple has its own unique look with ancient style structures and religious decorations. It is worth a short stroll to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the temple. Then, head to Tojin Tomb – the Chinese-style tomb memorial of Tojin Baka.

Tojin Tomb - Ishigaki shore excursionsLater, we visit the Banna Mountain Observation Deck. Once you reach the top, you can get a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean or the East China Sea, and even of the streets of the city. Besides, the Banna park has a path full of plants with colorful butterflies and also a huge playing area for your kids.

Banna Mountain Observation DeckNext stop is Ishigaki Yaima Village – a theme park where you can experience the making of Sata Andagi, traditional Okinawa sweet or trying on the RyuKyu clothes. Squirrel monkey is the feature of this village and you can come close to this adorable creature and feed them. A worthy place to admire the beauty of tropical flora and fauna ecosystem. There are restaurants and gift shops that you can buy souvenirs and taste the local specialty.

Ishigaki Yaima VillageLeave Yaima village and drive through the Nagura Bay where you can have an amazing dive into the lively underwater world, we reach Kariba Bay. Enjoy the gorgeous landscape while leisurely strolling along the beach. Take a boat trip with glass bottom or go snorkeling to see giant crams or clownfish (available on customer accounts).

Nagura Bay at dusk Head to Yonekoyaki Pottery Studio where the most colorful shisa statuettes are produced. Don’t miss the chance to buy all those traditional shisa figurines of varying sizes at very reasonable prices. At last, we move to Tamatori-saki Observation Deck where you can have a bird-eye view of the spectacular landscape of the sea, rugged mountains and tree lines stretching along the beach. Trip ends at a good time and head back to the port.

Yonekoyaki Pottery

What’s Included?

  • English-Speaking-Guide (licensed)
  • Chartered car/coach including high-way and parking fee
  • Entrance fee and port fee: Ishigaki Yaima Village

What’s Excluded?

  • Meal & drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses