How to travel between Ishigaki and Tokyo

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

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, while Vanilla Air connects the island with Tokyo's Narita Airport (note that Vanilla flights will be rebranded as Peach Aviation flights from October 27, 2019). Flight duration is around three hours. The regular one way fare by ANA and JTA is about 70,000 yen, while discount fares are usually available for between 25,000 and 40,000 yen. An air pass can be a good value on these flights. The fares by Vanilla Air tend to be much lower, starting around 8000 yen one way.

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.

Orientation

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:

To Kohama Island:
30 minutes, 1,060 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki

To Kuro Island:
30 minutes, 1,150 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki

To Yonaguni Island:
30 minutes, 7,500-13,000 yen by air from Ishigaki Airport
95 minutes, 17,000-33,000 yen by air from Naha Airport
4.5 hours, 3,550 yen by ferry from Ishigaki

To Hateruma Island:
60 minutes, 3,090 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki

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