Ishigaki is the main island of the Yaeyama island group in south western Okinawa.
The island offers several pleasant beaches and has good snorkeling and diving in the surrounding coral reefs. Snorkeling can be enjoyed at nearly every beach on the island, while diving is usually arranged through one of the many dive shops. For divers, the biggest attraction are the manta rays which congregate in large numbers around Manta Scramble near Kabira Bay.
Ishigaki’s rivers also offer a jungle like scenery and are nice to explore by kayak and the island also has the highest mountain in Okinawa Prefecture, as well as various hiking trails throughout the island’s interior.