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Ishigaki Island hopping

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Ishigaki Island hopping

Hi, we are planning to visit Ishigaki in October for 5 days. Is it possible to visit Yonaguni and Irimote Island for a day trip from Ishigaki?

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1. Re: Ishigaki Island hopping

Yonaguni is quite far - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7202.html . But Iriomote can easily be visited from Ishigaki, assuming you are talking about Ishigaki city.

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2. Re: Ishigaki Island hopping

You can go 40 minutes in by ferry to Iriomote Island.

I, have been to a day trip to Iriomote Island.

You can go to Yubu.

The Yubu, you cross over in buffalo car.

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3. Re: Ishigaki Island hopping

A ferry goes twice a week from Ishigaki to Yonaguni, and propeller planes go daily, but with either tranportation a day trip is not feasible.

Iriomote Island day trips are possible but rushed - I would recommend staying one night in a guesthouse (minshuku) in Uehara, Sonai, or Shirahama (northwestern area of the island).

Yubu Island can be reached quickly, but from my experience it is of little interest to non-Japanese visitors. I would recommend river tours and walks to the waterfalls or kayaking on the Urauchi River (west side of Iriomote Island) and a visit to star sand beach in Uehara - it's a nice place to hang out even if you don't go swimming or snorkeling.

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4. Re: Ishigaki Island hopping

Thank you very much for all the tips!!

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