Boats along Kabira bay in Ishigaki, Japan
Visit Kaibara Bay, where glass-bottom boats fly through striking blue water giving you a rare underwater look. The bay is passionately protected by locals, and swimming is not allowed, but if you'd like to take a dip, head to Sukuji Beach — here, you'll find warm water, jet skis and diving tours.
River with forest mangrove in Ishigaki, Japan
On a clear day, climb up Mt. Otomo — the highest peak in Okinawa — for expansive views of the island and beyond. The mountainous path leads you through dense forest and takes one hour each way. Cruise to Ishigaki, Japan and finish your adventure at Nagura Anparu Wetland with a mystical kayak tour through the impressive Mangroves.
Head to Yaima Village, where you can experience a real-life recreation of the Ryukyu Era. Old structures have been rebuilt and musical shows are put on daily. Have fun trying on Ryuku traditional dress, paint your own Shiisa statuette, or learn to make mouthwatering Sata Andagi donuts.
Head to Sukuji Beach for the island's best restaurants and bars. Try yaeyama soba, a delicious fusion of pork and seafood flavors balanced by Okinawan-style thick wheat noodles. Pair your soba with a glass of awamori, Okinawa's signature liqueur, with earthy, sweet flavors similar to sake or shochu.
A visit to Ishigaki's Public Market will fill your bags with great Ishigaki souvenirs during your visit to Japan. Pick up a jar of locally harvested Okinawan sea salt, a bottle of awamori and a small handmade Shiisa statue. Shissa are guardian spirits that look like a mix between a dog and a lion.
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