According to LCC Vanilla, I have traveled Yaeyama Islands around Ishigaki Island.
I do not know if it will be a model course, but I will share a schedule of 4 days and 5 days.
- 【Day 1】Narita Airport → Ishigaki Airport → Ishigaki Ferry Terminal → Taketomi Island
- 【DAY2】Taketomi island → Japan’s westernmost! Yonaguni-jima-Island
- 【DAY3】Yonaguni Island → Ishigaki Island from afternoon Sightseeing
- 【DAY4】 Typhoon approaching! Go around Ishigaki Island with electric bike gogoro
- 【DAY5】Bicycle sightseeing around Ishigaki-jima-Island Ferry Terminal
- 6.【Map】Ishigaki Island, Yaeyama Islands [4 nights 5 days]
【Day 1】Narita Airport → Ishigaki Airport → Ishigaki Ferry Terminal → Taketomi Island
1-1.Access to Taketomi Island via Ishigaki Island
1-2.Cycling the village and beach of Taketomi island
Take a ride on a water buff car or look for star sand on Kaiji beach.
I think Taketomi Island is a compact suitable for cycling.
1-3.Taketomi island guest limitation! Sunset from the west pier
If you want to see the sunset on Taketomi island due to the operating time of the high-speed ship, there is no choice but to stay.
Tourism in Taketomi-jima island! One night staying is recommended(Okinawa)
【DAY2】Taketomi island → Japan’s westernmost! Yonaguni-jima-Island
2-1.Breakfast at Ishigaki Ferry Terminal
We had breakfast for “Tuna Poki rice bowl” at “Sanufa” with plenty of locally produced ingredients.
2-2.Don’t shake yourself on Ferry Yonaguni
The ferry to Yonaguni-jima-Island departs from the ferry landing on the other side of the Ishigaki Ferry terminal.
Because it shakes so much, be careful not to get seasick.
2-3.Speaking of Yonaguni! Sightseeing of Japan’s westernmost monument etc
Japan’s westernmost monument is a must-see！
Sightseeing on Yonaguni Island in the west end of Japan for 2 days a night (Okinawa)
【DAY3】Yonaguni Island → Ishigaki Island from afternoon Sightseeing
3-1.I got back to Ishigaki Island by riding “Ferry Yonaguni”
I got back to Ishigaki Island by riding “Ferry Yonaguni
3-2.At the Ishigaki Ferry Terminal, revisited Sanufa
I had “Cold red potato soba” which we did not eat the day before.
3-3.Hand weaving experience at Minsa Craft Museum
Speaking of the traditional crafts of Ishigakijima , “Minsa”.
I have experienced such traditional crafts.
3-4.A chat with Mr. Tony at Tony Soba Eifuku Shokudo
Tony’s impact is too strong, I do not remember the taste.
【DAY4】 Typhoon approaching! Go around Ishigaki Island with electric bike gogoro
On that day, I went around Ishigaki Island with a rental electric bike (from Taiwan).
4-1.An observation deck where the emerald sea could not be seen
4-2.In Kabira Bay, it stopped raining for a moment
4-3.While staying Rain shelter in the SabUchi cave
4-4.Ishigaki Island northernmost! Arrive at Hirakubosaki-cape
I felt like I should not lose it, I was on my way to the northernmost point.
Because I was with gogoro while the typhoon was coming, I enjoyed without breaking my heart
【DAY5】Bicycle sightseeing around Ishigaki-jima-Island Ferry Terminal
Take a flight after noon and return to Tokyo (Narita).
Until then, enjoy the last Ishigaki Island.
5-1.[Breakfast] Kamiyaki vs Mamiya! riceball in boiled fish paste
It’s a shame I don’t remember which one or the other.
5-2.Honoring monument of lieutenant colonel Isado and his members
This monument is dedicated to a Suicide attack member from Ishigaki City at the end of the Pacific War.
They flew from the former Army Shiraho Field and charged the US fleet.
Let’s give a prayer.
5-3.Standard tourist attraction! To Ishigakijima Cave
5-4. Early lunch at Tofu Higa
Tofu Higa is a popular store.
It often out of stock and closed before noon.
It may not be in time for lunch.
Let’s go eat breakfast or brunch
You can make a circuit of Ishigaki Island for about 2 hours if you hurry. A short stay is also enjoyable. Kabira Bay, located at the northwest corner of the island, is a little far (about 40 minutes from the airport). However, you can enjoy seeing Yaeyama-yashi and Mt. Omoto, the highest mountain in Okinawa prefecture on your drive. An emerald green view spreads out when you enter the beach at Kabira Bay after parking your car in the parking lot.