Ishigaki Island Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Ishigaki Island Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a government licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Ishigaki Island!

Look around and take in the sea and sky of cobalt blue, tropical mountains towering overhead, and a night sky full of stars. Ishigaki Island is rich in nature and musical tradition. You will find the delicate notes of sanshin accompanying the distinctive songs of the island, it is a wonderful accompaniment to the wide range of experiences available on this island rich in nature’s gifts.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tamatorizaki Observatory, Ibaruma, Ishigaki 907-0332 Okinawa Prefecture

It takes about 20 minutes by car from Ishigaki Airport. Head for the observation point with the superb sight of the blue waters surrounding the island. Following a short walk while admiring the flora and the southern island environment, take in the marine panorama from the observation deck.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara, Fukai, Ishigaki 907-0451 Okinawa Prefecture

This is a group of precious yaeyama-yashi trees that grow only on Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands. This area is a special zone in Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park with the trees being nationally recognized as Natural Monuments. The zone isn’t all that wide and can be traversed within 20 minutes. The yaeyama-yashi forest which grows more than 20m is spectacular.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kabira Bay, 934 Kabira, Ishigaki 907-0453 Okinawa Prefecture

Ishigaki’s popular No. 1 tourist spot. The scenery of small islands floating on the blue ocean is a place of beauty that has been included in Japan’s Top 100 Landscapes. You will want to leisurely spend your time here through activities such as an ocean trek watching coral reefs and tropical fish through glass-bottom boats and a stroll along the shore. Many restaurants are available in Kabira Park and nearby. Have a taste of the famous Ishigaki dish of Yaeyama soba.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ishigaki Yaima Village, 967-1 Motonagura, Ishigaki 907-0021 Okinawa Prefecture

This is an Okinawan theme park on a hill overlooking Nagura Bay. Here you can experience distinctive Ryukyuan culture through Okinawan houses that have been recognized nationally as Tangible Cultural Properties and music. Within the park, squirrel monkeys are raised in a natural environment but are accustomed to approaching visitors so that you can also enjoy feeding them.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Banna Park, 961-15 Ishigaki, Ishigaki 907-0004 Okinawa Prefecture

Popular for its panoramic 360°view of the whole of Ishigaki. From the Emerald Sea Observation Point inside the park, the city, ocean and even the Yaeyama Islands in the distance can be seen.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Euglena Mall, 208 Okawa, Ishigaki 907-0022 Okinawa Prefecture

A shopping arcade located in the center of Ishigaki City. Come here to buy souvenirs. On the two main streets of Chuo and Ginza, there are souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants so that you can enjoy shopping for those special Okinawan products and handicrafts along with sampling local dishes.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Infant seats available"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Stroller accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 6 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
This special tour will be conducted with a public transportation and cruising taxi as stated in the tour information, NOT including private vehicle. Your guide will be at the meeting point on foot. If you need a private vehicle, please feel free to ask us and we will estimate an additional cost for you.


  • International Terminal, Japan, 〒907-0242 沖縄県石垣市白保1960−104


  • 石垣港新港地区旅客船ターミナル, Japan, 〒907-0000 Okinawa, Ishigaki, Painuhamachō, Ishigaki New Cruise Berth, Chisaki

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Licensed Local Guide

Not Included

  • Other personal expenses
  • Entrance fee (for yourself)
  • Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)
  • Lunch (for yourself and your guide)
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Kabira Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Ishigaki Yaima Village
  • Entry/Admission - Banna Park


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