Access and Orientation

Ishigaki Airport offers direct flights to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and seasonally to Fukuoka in addition to Naha, Miyako and Yonaguni inside Okinawa Prefecture.

How to travel between the Yaeyama Islands and Tokyo

By direct flight

ANA and JTA (Japan Transocean Air), a member of the JAL Group, operate direct flights between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and New Ishigaki Airport on Ishigaki Island, the transportation hub of the Yaeyama Islands. Flight duration is around three hours. The regular one way fare is about 70,000 yen, while discount fares are usually available for between 20,000 and 40,000 yen. An air pass can be a good value on these flights.

By air via Naha Airport

More frequent and cheaper flight connections between Tokyo and Ishigaki are available via Naha Airport on the Okinawa Main Island:

  1. How to get from Tokyo to Naha
  2. How to get from Naha to Ishigaki

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.


Ferries and airplanes connect Ishigaki Island with the other Yaeyama Islands. Please visit our Ishigaki, Iriomote and Taketomi Island pages for information on how to get to and around the respective islands.

Below are access details for some other islands in the Yaeyama island group. Prices are approximate and refer to one way journeys. In case of airplanes, prices refer to regular one way fares.

To Kohama Island:
25 minutes, 1220 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki

To Kuro Island:
25 minutes, 1320 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki

To Yonaguni Island:
30 minutes, 13000 yen by airplane from Ishigaki Airport
95 minutes, 34500 yen by airplane from Naha Airport
4.5 hours, 3560 yen by ferry from Ishigaki

To Hateruma Island:
1 hour, 3090 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki

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Page last updated: February 14, 2015