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Ishigaki Beach Extension

6 Nights: from US$1755 per person (twin share) Trip Code: IBEC

Allow us to introduce the Okinawa Archipelago: a string of islands that until 150 years ago were a thriving independent kingdom. With white sandy beaches, iridescent seas and dense jungles of mangroves filled with rare wildlife this is a true island paradise. Read more >

Jetting south from Osaka, you'll land on one of the most beautiful islands in Okinawa: Ishigaki. This white-beached gem is just 40 km (25 mi) from tip to toe, yet it's packed with potential for adventure and relaxation.

Kabira Bay, in the north of the island, is considered one of the most picturesque spots in Japan, whilst the hilly, forested interior of the island holds plenty of hiking opportunities. You could opt to dive with manta rays amid the coral reefs, go underground at impressive limestone caves, or while away the hours with drink in hand as you chill out on the beach. Public transport is fairly limited on Ishigaki, which is why we've included a rental car so you can really explore the island.

You'd be quite justified in spending your entire time on Ishigaki, but don't miss out on the equally beguiling charms of neighbouring islands Iriomote and Taketomi - both just a short ferry ride from the local port. Mountainous and almost entirely clad in jungle, circumnavigated by a single road, Iriomote is famous for its beautiful waterfalls, outstanding hiking, and the rare Iriomote wildcat, endemic to the island. Taketomi, meanwhile, is even smaller - just 3 km (1.9 mi) across - with water buffalo ambling past low-slung red-roofed houses and tranquil beaches with star-shaped sand.

Pricing

Please note that this is just a guideline price. Okinawan beach hotel prices fluctuate widely throughout the year with July & August being the most expensive time to travel. Please ask your travel consultant for an exact quote.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day
  • All transport between destinations
  • Domestic flights to and from Ishigaki Island
  • 5 days' car rental on Ishigaki Island
  • Airport transfer on departure from Tokyo
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Transport to the first hotel in Osaka
  • Baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags for the duration of the trip

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the gorgeous beaches of Ishigaki
  • Hop to the neighbouring islands of Iriomote and Taketomi
  • Get to grips with Okinawa culture and cuisine
  • Explore the island's jungle interior by rental car
  • Opt to snorkel or scuba dive over the coral reefs

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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