The Best of Ishigaki
Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Cultural, Meal included
Kabira Bay is the one of the best sightseeing spots in Japan. It was chosen 3 stars in Michelin Green Guide for its beautiful emerald colored water and white sandy beach.Swimming, snorkeling and diving in the bay are not allowed, but 30 minute-long glass bottom boat cruise lets you take a look at the bay's underwater world. Beautiful coral reef and more than 90 different kinds of tropical fish live in this area. In Kabira Bay, black pearl is also famous. Souvenir shop offers you limited number of Japanese-made black pearl which is hard to find in other places. Lunch will be having Yaeyama-soba (Noodle soup) and ju-shi- (cooked rice with various ingredients). Banna Park is a spacious nature reserve which is located just a few kilometers to the north of Ishigaki City. It is a place which can be enjoyed by absolutely anybody, and as such, it comes highly recommended. The park itself is positioned around what can broadly be described as a mountain (peaking at just 200m), and is divided into four zones and a 'Skyline' all of which are linked by paths and roads. Before leaving Okinawa, you will stop at shopping center. If you are looking for a souvenir, this is a place to shop around.
What you need to know
Space is limited, so please reserve early. Please note: The tour is mostly by coach. Space is limited, so please book early. Wheelchair passengers will have difficulty on hopping the boat. Also, limited acccess to Bana Park Observatory