3nights 4days trip in Ishigaki island, Okinawa Day3


This is a no-plan trip for three people on Ishigaki Island.
This is a sightseeing tour of Ishigaki Island to visit the recommended places that we got a map at an izakaya last night and learned about.

Parlor pa-pa-ya

Our first stop was Parlor Papaya. This store uses squeezed sugarcane juice for their drinks. They do not use water or sugar. They make it to order. I had the B blend (mango, pineapple, and sugarcane). The refreshing taste soaked into my sweaty body and cooled me down.

Next to the store is a Yaeyama palm colony. I found out later that they were very precious palms. There is a promenade, so it was easy to walk there. It took me about 15 minutes to walk there and back. There is a parking lot and restrooms, and at the time of my visit, only Papaya was open, but there were other stores as well.

Akashi Shokudo -Restaurant-

We headed to Akaishi Shokudo for lunch. This restaurant is also the place I was told about yesterday. Pay attention to the days and hours of operation. And wait in line. I think we visited around 1:30 p.m. and waited about an hour. There are chairs outside for people to sit on, but it was very hot. Don’t forget to hydrate yourself.
Finally, my name was called. The restaurant was cool and clean. Looking at the menu, I chose Soki Soba. I had the same dish yesterday, but I was torn between it and Yaeyama Soba, so I chose the Soki Soba with a large piece of meat. The meat almost overflowed from the bowl. The meat was also very tender and delicious.

Hirakubozaki Lighthouse

With our stomachs full, we headed for the Hirakubozaki Lighthouse at the northernmost tip of Ishigaki Island. There is a signboard so it is easy to get there. There is a parking lot but it is not that big. There are restrooms and vending machines. Because of its location away from the city center, the sightseeing course around the northern part of the island may be the same as that of other tourists. I saw a couple of people who had lunch at Akashi Shokudo here as well. At times like this, I smile as we pass each other.

This is the view from the parking lot up the stairs. There are so many different shades of blue. And since this is the northernmost point of the island, the shape of the island was clearly visible. The green of the island also looks very nice.


After Pa-pa-ya, we tried to go to Crystal Beach, but could not find it. Then we found this beach. We don’t know where it is, but we found it when we were going south.

Fish swam in the crystal clear water and we found hermit crabs on the beach. The waves were so calm that I could walk a few meters soaking up to my knees.

Tamatorizaki Observatory

While driving around looking for a café, we saw a sign for Tamatorizaki Observatory and visited it.

Although not shown in the photo, the roof of this observatory is red and the hibiscus flowers are in bloom, giving it an Okinawan feel to the photo. I later regretted the lack of photos, but for me, the sea, sky, and islands seen from this observatory were so amazing that I concentrated on the distant view.

After arriving safely at the airport and seeing our one of a friend off, we headed to Misaki Town to have dinner.
We were near the remote island terminal and had not yet decided on a restaurant, so we first looked for a parking lot. We parked at the City Hall Parking Lot No. 2. It was full at around 8 pm, but after a short wait, we were able to enter. There are other paid parking lots, so research is required.
Next was the last day of our trip. We plan to visit the restaurant we were told about early in the morning, so we will go to bed early to prepare for tomorrow.

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