Taketomi Island Bus Tour & Water Buffalo Cart from Ishigaki
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Taketomi Island Bus Tour & Water Buffalo Cart from Ishigaki
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Taketomi Island Bus Tour & Water Buffalo Cart from Ishigaki

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Stop At: Hirata Tourism, 1-1 Misakicho Ishigaki port Ferry terminal, Ishigaki 907-0012 Okinawa Prefecture

Please check in with us and receive your tour ticket.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Taketomi Port, Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun Okinawa Prefecture

Your tour on Taketomi island starts from the port.

On this tour you will be able to experience and participate in some of the main attractions of the island. On arrival at Taketomi we take a tour of the island, taking in Kaiji Beach, with its star shaped sand and Kondoi beach with its fabulous white sands and turquoise sea beyond. The crescent shaped beach is surrounded by a coral reef, and is simply magnificent. At low tide a small island of sand appears about 100 meters from shore, an ideal destination to gently walk to, through the shallow crystal clear water. We then enter Taketomi Village so that you can enjoy a ride on one of the water buffalo drawn carriages. 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. In the village you can visit the southernmost temple of Japan and the local museum connected to it. Yaeyama is famous for its weaving and materials and Taketomi became well known in the past because of the dyeing skills the islanders had in dyeing Yaeyama cloth, Gunbou and Yaeyama Minsah and Bashoufu. Dyes and materials are cultivated locally and you can see examples of the fabrics produced and sometimes a weaving demonstration in the local folk craft centre not too far away from the temple. We then return by coach to the Port to take the ferry back to Ishigaki Port.

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  • Bus tour
  • Water buffalo cart ride
  • Return ferry ticket Ishigaki - Taketomi
  • Local craft museum admission (Kihoin Shushukan)
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • English-speaking guide/tour-conductor
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • An infant between 0 and 5 must sit on adult’s lap
  • An infant between 0 and 5 can join free of charge per adult
  • Please check in and receive a tour ticket at the tour office located in the Ishigaki ferry terminal
  • Please note: tours begin in Ishigaki and not Okinawa main island
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers


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