Welcome to Yaeyama Islands


The Yaeyama Islands are one of the most popular destinations in the Southwest Islands. They offer Japan's best snorkelling and diving, and some of the country's last intact subtropical jungles and mangrove swamps (both on Iriomote-jima). Perhaps the best feature of the Yaeyamas is their variety and the ease with which you can explore them: plentiful ferry services run between Ishigaki city and nearby islands such as Iriomote-jima and Taketomi-jima, and you can easily explore three or four ­islands in one trip.


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Yaeyama Islands activities

$34.79 Day Trips & Excursions

Ishigaki to Taketomi Island Day Trip with Kondoi Beach Option

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hirata Tourism, Ishigaki, Okinawa PrefectureMeeting point:Hirata Tourism 平田観光 within Ishigaki Ferry Terminalhttps://goo.gl/maps/YvjhFFBp4bS2Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Taketomi Port, Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa PrefectureThe first element on the trip is a tour of the village on a carriage drawn by water buffalo. From the vantage point of the carriage you can admire the traditional style houses, natural walls and gardens and the abundance of flowers and flowering shrubs which line the paths and roadways.Duration: 40 minutes

$129.09 Outdoor Activities

Iriomote Island Urauchi River Cruise, Maryudo Falls Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPlease check in our office 30 min. before your ferry departure.https://goo.gl/maps/et1HD8o3TSJ2Duration: 20 minutesLocation: Hirata Tourism, Ishigaki, Okinawa PrefectureUrauchi river cruiseDuration: 7 hoursLocation: Iriomote Island, Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa Prefecture

$128.18 Outdoor Activities

Iriomote Island Kayaking Full-Day Tour with Sangara Falls Hike

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productYou will check in and receive your tour ticket here.Duration: 20 minutesLocation: Hirata Tourism, Ishigaki, Okinawa PrefectureYour canoe and trekking tour will be held in Iriomote islandDuration: 5 hoursLocation: Iriomote Island, Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa PrefectureYou will come back to Ishigaki Ferry Terminal. Pass By: Hirata Tourism, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture

$54.93 Outdoor Activities

-Ishigaki Ocean- Sea Kayak Adventure with English-Speaking Guide

1. Pick-up at Designated Hotels or Check-in at ChulaChula Shop2. Reception and Departure for Starting Point    Enter the shop and have your reservation checked then receive your free rental equipment for this activity. 3. Arrival at Starting Point and Introduction to Kayak    After a 15-minute car ride to the starting point, learn the basic techniques on rowing a kayak from a licensed instructor. 4. Practice    Start by hopping in your kayak and use your paddle to practice rowing left and right. After getting your balance right, paddle across the shallow shores first before heading further out. 5. Kayak Experience    Set out to the open waters as you let the waves push you along the clear waters of Ishigaki Island. Explore the wonderful wildlife as you enjoy your kayak adventure! 6. Tea Time at a Secret Beach    Follow your instructor and head to a secret beach nearby. Spend a relaxing time on the island with a cup of tea specially prepared for you. 7. Return to the Beach 8. Drop-off at Designated Hotels or Check-out from ChulaChula Shop

$73.25 Outdoor Activities

-Ishigaki Nagura River- Mangrove SUP Tour with English-Speaking Guide

1. Pick-up at Designated Hotels or Check-in at ChulaChula Shop 2. Reception and Departure for Starting Point    Enter the shop and have your reservation checked then receive your free rental equipment for this activity. 3. Arrival at Starting Point and Introduction to Kayak    After a 10-minute car ride to the starting point, learn the basic techniques on rowing a kayak from a licensed instructor. 4. Practice    Start by hopping in your SUP and use your paddle to practice rowing left and right. After getting your balance right, paddle across the shallow shores first before heading further out. 5. Mangrove Adventure   When you have practiced enough and can paddle, it’s time to go into the mangrove. Please enjoy the great nature while cruising the in mangrove! 6. Tea Time    Spend a relaxing time with a cup of tea specially prepared for you. 7. Return to the Beach 8. Drop-off at Designated Hotels or Check-out from ChulaChula Shop

$73.25 Outdoor Activities

-Ishigaki Ocean- Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) with English-Speaking Guide

1.  Pick-up at Designated Hotels or Check-in at ChulaChula Shop2. Reception and Departure for Starting Point    Enter the shop and have your reservation checked then receive your free rental equipment for this activity. 3. Arrival at Starting Point and Introduction to Paddle Boarding   After a 15-minute car ride to the starting point, learn the basic techniques on how to balance and row on a SUP from a licensed instructor. 4. Practice   Start by kneeling down on the paddleboard while learning to balance and row along the shores. Once you get used to it, slowly stand up on the board. It may be unstable at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can sail away at ease. 5. SUP Experience   After practicing, go across the shores and paddle along the clear blue waters of Ishigaki. See the wonderful marine life as you take a peek into the world under the sea! 6. Tea Time at a Secret Beach    Follow your instructor and head to a secret beach nearby. Spend a relaxing time on the island with a cup of tea specially prepared for you. 7. Return to the Beach 8. Drop-off at Designated Hotels or Check-out from ChulaChula Shop

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