JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Ishigaki 石垣市・石垣島Photos of Ishigaki Island in Yaeyama, Okinawa.
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Kabira Bay 川平湾


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Kabira Bay is probably Ishigaki's most famous tourist attraction. Glass bottom boats take you to see the coral in shallow waters. Scenic beach and small islands.

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Ishigaki Yaima Mura 石垣 やいま村


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Small architectural park of traditional Yaeyama homes overlooking Nagura Bay. Open 9:00 am–5:30 pm. Adult admission ¥1,000, kids ¥500. https://www.yaimamura.com/

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Mt. Nosokodake 野底岳 (野底マーペー)


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Mt. Nosokodake is Ishigaki’s second highest mountain at 282 m. Can be climbed up a steep, narrow trail in about 15 min. We saw it from the nearby Nosodake Scenic Point. This mountain is associated with a famous local folk tale about a girl named Maape. The mountain is nicknamed after her, "Nosoko Maape" (野底マーペー) or Nosoko Mape.

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Sakieda Peninsula 崎枝半島


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Sakieda Peninsula on western Ishigaki has Mt. Yarabudake (屋良部岳), a steep, but short (15 min.) climb. Also the scenic Cape Ogansaki (御神崎).

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Banna Park バンナ公園


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Banna Park is on Banna Hill (230m elevation) on the northern fringe of central Ishigaki, overlooking the heart of Ishigaki city. Fine views of the southern part of the island, Taketomi Island, and Sakieda Peninsula.

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Ishigakijima Beach Hotel Sunshine 石垣島ビーチホテルサンシャイン


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Hotel on the southern coast of Ishigaki. Ocean and sunset views. Also stargazing on the rooftop.

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Ishigaki Airport, New and Old 南ぬ島 石垣空港・旧石垣空港


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Landing and takeoff at the New Ishigaki Airport and at the old Ishigaki Airport. Also photos inside the terminal building.

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Ishigaki Port 石垣港離島ターミナル・旧離島桟橋


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Ishigaki Port is on the southern coast of Ishigaki island. It's the marine gateway to other Yaeyama islands such as Taketomi, Iriomote, Kuroshima, and Aragusuku. Also see photos of the old Ishigaki Port and nearby sights.

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Iriomote 西表島Photos of Iriomote Island in Yaeyama, Okinawa.
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Urauchi River Cruise and Waterfall Hike 浦内川自然研究路


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In northern Iriomote, Urauchi River is Okinawa's longest (19 km), widest (200 m), and deepest (15 m) river. It's home to a whopping 400 species of fish or 10 percent of Japan's fish species. Urauchi River is one of Iriomote's major tourist routes with a jungle river cruise and forest hike to see two waterfalls, Mariyudu Falls and Kanbire Falls. The roundtrip cruise and hike will take about 3 hours.

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Yubu 由布島


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Another major attraction on Iriomote is Yubu, is a small, sandbar island. They converted the island into a lush botanical garden. (Admission charged, included in the water buffalo cart ride.)

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Iriomote Nature Walks and Stargazing 大富・古見


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Jungle hike, mangrove walk, and stargazing in central Iriomote: Ohara, Otomi, and Komi.

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Maira River Sunrise Kayaking マイラ川の日の出


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Maira River is one of Iriomote's major rivers. We enjoyed sunrise kayaking at the mouth of the river at high tide.

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Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center 西表野生生物保護センター


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Comprehensive museum on Iriomote's wildlife, especially the Iriomote Wildcat. Located in Komi. Free admission. Open 10 am–4 pm, closed Mon., December 29–January 3, June 23. https://iwcc.jp/english/

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Ohara Port 大原港


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Ohara Port is Iriomote's main port and closest to Ishigaki.

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Taketomi Island 竹富島Pictures of Taketomi Island in Yaeyama, Okinawa.
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Taketomi Beaches and Homes 竹富島の砂浜・民家


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Off the coast of Ishigaki, this is one of Japan's most charming islands with white coral roads, white sand beaches, and a real Okinawan feeling.

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