Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum
The unique home of a Ryūkyū kingdom official dating from 1819; walk north along Sanbashi-dōri until you see signs in English. The house...
Founded in 1614, the Zen temple of Tōrin-ji, near the intersection of Shimin-kaikan-dōri and Rte 79, is home to the 18th-century...
This little Ishigaki City izakaya has warmth and natural ambience. Local treats are sliced steak of Ishigaki beef (¥1280) and the...
No relation to Naha's Paikaji chain, this Ishigaki City favourite serves all the Okinawan and Yaeyama standards. Both the atmosphere and...
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Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum information
This modest museum has exhibits on the culture and history of the island, which are quite well presented with English explanations. Notable among the more typical cultural artefacts: a few informational pages about some of Japan's oldest human remains (estimated, using carbon dating, to be 24,000 years old) that were discovered on Ishigaki in 2011, during construction of the new airport.