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How to travel between Ishigaki and Osaka

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, JAL and Peach offer daily flights between Osaka's Kansai Airport and New Ishigaki Airport on Ishigaki Island, the transportation hub of the Yaeyama Islands. Flight duration is around 2.5 hours. The regular one way fare by ANA and JAL is about 55,000 yen, while discount fares are usually available for between 25,000 and 30,000 yen. An air pass can be of great value. The fares by Peach are considerably lower, starting around 8,000 yen.

By air via Naha Airport

Cheaper and more frequent flight connections between Osaka and Ishigaki are available via Naha Airport on the Okinawa Main Island:

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

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Ferries connect Ishigaki Island to the other Yaeyama Islands, with Yonaguni and Hateruma also enjoying air connections. Please visit our Ishigaki, Iriomote, Taketomi and Yonaguni 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 refer to one way journeys:

To Kohama Island:
30 minutes, 1,080 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki, hourly

To Kuro Island:
30 minutes, 1,170 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki, every 2-4 hours

To Hateruma Island:
60 minutes, 3,150 yen by high speed boat from Ishigaki, 2-5 boats/day

Hotels around Yaeyama Islands

Top rated on the Yaeyama Islands
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    • Little Mermaid Hotel Ishigakijima
      Mid-range
      Featuring free WiFi, Little Mermaid Hotel Ishigakijima is situated in Ishigaki Island, 450 metres from Fusaki Beach and 8 km from Yaeyama Museum. The property is around 27 km from Tamatorizaki Observation Point, 5 km from Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory and 6 km from Ishigaki Yaima Village. The property offers car hire and features a garden and terrace. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a microwave, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Little Mermaid Hotel rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. An Asian breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Guests at Little Mermaid Hotel Ishigakijima will be able to enjoy activities in and around Ishigaki Island, like fishing. Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave is 7 km from the hotel, while Ishigaki Public Market is 7 km from the property. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 16 km from Little Mermaid Hotel.
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    • Guesthouse Asibina
      Budget-friendly
      Boasting a terrace, Guesthouse Asibina is a guest house situated in Ishigaki Island, a 15-minute walk from Yaeyama Kanko Ferry Terminal. The guest house with free WiFi is 13 km away from Yonehara Beach and Kabira Bay. Attractions in the area include Sukuji Beach, 15 km away, or Tamatorizaki Observation Point, set 21 km from the property. All guest rooms are fitted with air conditioning. Each dormitory rooms has an electrical outlet and fan. Shared bathrooms have free toiletries. Guests can benefit from a shared kitchen with a fridge and kitchenware. A washing machine and tumble dryer can be used for a fee. Ishigaki Sunset Beach is 28 km from the guest house. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 11 km from Guesthouse Asibina.
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    • HOSTEL SunTerrace Ishigaki
      Budget-friendly
      HOSTEL SunTerrace Ishigaki in Ishigaki Island provides adults-only accommodation with a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace. This 1-star hostel offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. At the hostel rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a safety deposit box. Maezato Beach is 2.7 km from HOSTEL SunTerrace Ishigaki, while Yaeyama Museum is 300 metres from the property. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.
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    • Lulaliya
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Ishigaki Island, 300 metres from Kabira Bay, Lulaliya features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. The bed and breakfast has a barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer. Lulaliya features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared lounge at the property. Sukuji Beach is 1.9 km from Lulaliya, while Yonehara Beach is 5 km away. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 13 km from Lulaliya.
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    • Guest House Yun Terrace
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring a terrace, Guest House Yun Terrace is located in Ishigaki Island in the Okinawa region, 2.4 km from Maezato Beach and 600 metres from Yaeyama Museum. With a shared lounge, the 2-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. Private parking is available on site. Tamatorizaki Observation Point is 21 km from the guest house, while Ishigaki Public Market is less than 1 km away. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 11 km from Guest House Yun Terrace.
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    • Matsukaze The Guest House Ishigaki
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring free WiFi, Matsukaze The Guest House Ishigaki is located across the street from the bus stop and a supermarket. The property is 1 km from Yaeyama Museum. Property staff can assist guests with creating their travel plans and give advise on nearby areas. Featuring a terrace, this 2-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with a shared bathroom. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a shared lounge for guests. The living room features tatami (woven-straw) floors and a seating area where guests can relax. A washing machine is provided for guests during their stay for their comfort, while detergent is available for an additional fee. Guests can rent a bicycle to explore the nearby areas or go snorkeling with a rental snorkeling set available on site. Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal is a 8-minute drive or a 15-minute walk from the guest house. Kabira Bay is 13 km from the guest house, while Yonehara Beach is 13 km away. New Ishigaki Airport is 10 km from the property.
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    • Ishigaki Sunset Cove
      Luxury
      Situated on the secluded West Coast of Central Ishigaki Island, 18km from Ishigaki City, 5km from Yonehara Beach, Ishigaki Sunset Cove is set along the beach and rooms with free WiFi access. Among the various facilities of this property are an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. At the resort, the rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Selected rooms here will provide you with a kitchen with a microwave, a toaster and a fridge. The units at Ishigaki Sunset Cove come with a seating area. An alternating Western or Japanese breakfast is available daily at the property. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. The area is popular for cycling, and a limited number of rental cars are available at Ishigaki Sunset Cove. Tamatorizaki Observation Point is 5 km from the resort, while Kabira Bay is 10 km away. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 10 km from Ishigaki Sunset Cove.
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    • Shiraho Friends House
      Budget-friendly
      Just a 2-minute walk from Shiraho Beach, Friends House features a free-use kitchen, free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. Simple air-conditioned private rooms and dormitory-style accommodation are offered. A shuttle service is available from New Ishigaki Airport at a charge. Guests at Shiraho Friends House can enjoy a private room with a TV that looks out on local greenery, or sleep in a bunk bed in a room shared with other guests. All rooms have shared toilets and bathrooms. The property is a 4-minute walk from Shiraho bus stop and within a 5-minute walk from Shiraho Coral Reef Conservation and Research Centre. Guests must reserve in advance to use the chargeable shuttle from New Ishigaki Airport, which is a 5-minute drive away. You can sunbathe or barbecue at the rooftop sun terrace or use the free-use internet PC at the air-conditioned dining room. There is an outdoor weight-lifting area, and the property has a free-use washing machine and a coin-operated dryer. No meals are served.
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    • Alaise De Bale Ishigaki
      Luxury
      Situated in Ishigaki Island, 11 km from Tamatorizaki Observation Point, Alaise De Bale Ishigaki features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. 23 km from Yaeyama Museum and 22 km from Banna Park, the property offers a garden and a terrace. The accommodation provides room service and free WiFi. At the hotel, the rooms include a wardrobe. Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a bidet and slippers, the rooms at Alaise De Bale Ishigaki have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and certain rooms come with a balcony. At the accommodation rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at Alaise De Bale Ishigaki can enjoy a continental breakfast. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Ishigaki Island, like hiking. Ishigaki Yaima Village is 22 km from Alaise De Bale Ishigaki, while Ishigaki Public Market is 23 km from the property. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 12 km from the accommodation.
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    • Guest House Chura Cucule Ishigakijima
      Budget-friendly
      Situated 1 km from Yaeyama Museum, Guest House Chura Cucule Ishigakijima features rooms with air conditioning in Ishigaki Island. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The rooms have a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Tamatorizaki Observation Point is 29 km from the hostel, while Ishigaki Public Market is 800 metres from the property. The nearest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 17 km from Guest House Chura Cucule.
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