Day 1 Ishigaki Island (stay in Ishigaki Island)
Ishigaki Island located in Okinawa prefecture, is a commercial hub in Yaeyama islands. It is world-famous for its beautiful beach,such as Kabira beach. It is difficult to go to Hateruma island directly in Day1 since sometimes local ferry is cancelled due to a weather condition. Stay one night in Ishigaki, and check local situation for going to hateruma.
Main sightseeing spots in Ishigaki Island are below;
It takes 40 mins from center of Ishigaki island to Kabira Bay by car. It is world-famous place in Ishigaki Island, which is nationally designated as one of the “Place of Scenic Beauty.” along with Mt.Omoto Dake, highest mountain in Yaeyama islands. You can board on a boat with its bottom made by glass in order to see fish and coral.
-Ishigaki Island limestone cave
This is a largest cave in Ishigaki Island with 3.2 kilometers long (open only 660 meters for public). Even in summer, inside cave is cool and enjoy mysterious atmosphere in the cave. Approximately 30 mins to see throuhg the cave.