Ishigaki

The island of Ishigaki is the place that best enhances the colours of the East: blue sea, white sand and black pearls; plunge into a paradise at the court of the ancient samurai. Ishigaki is a city in the southern part of the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, which consists of several islands, some of which are uninhabited. In 2007, the island was included in the National Park of Iriomote and Ishigaki, which already included the islands of Iriomot, Kuroshima, Taketomi, Kohama and other smaller ones. Ishigaki is famous in Japan for its beautiful beaches and clean sea. It's well worth a visit to the Shinto shrine of Gongen Do, next to the Buddhist temple of Torin Ji, both places rich in history. Situated on the hill behind the port, we find another Shinto shrine, Fuzaki Kannon Do, dedicated to the goddess of mercy. From here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the island. Not to be missed: • The Shinto shrine of Gogen Do and its ancient buildings • Kabira Wan Bay • Fuzaki Kannon Do and its scenic area