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Move around the island

We recommend to rent a car or scooter to visit the island, but you can also rent bicycle or use the buses and taxis:


Buses and taxis

It is quite convenient to go from our place to the city center, ferry terminal or airport by bus. There is one bus every 30 min until 9PM. But to visit the north of the island where are located the most beautiful places, it is more difficult, there are only a few buses a day, and they are not going everyewhere.

A taxi from the airport to our place is around 1200 yen, from the city about 3000 yen.


Rent a bicycle

Ishigaki is 60km long and quite mountaineaous, so for most people cycling won't allow to discover all the island. It is possible to rent bicycle in the Ishigaki city, for 1500 yen per day.


Rent a scooter

It is a very nice way to discover the island. You can rent scooter for 1 or 2 people in the city center for about 3500 yen a day. You need a driving license (international or translation in Japanese or your domestic license depending on your country).


Rent a car

There is a lot of competition between car rentals shops, so except in very high season you can have a car waiting for you at the airport for about 3000 yen a day (yes it is cheaper than a acooter!).

You need a driving license (international or translation in Japanese or your domestic license depending on your country).


Translation of your license

If your domestic license was issued in France, Belgium, Germany, Monaco, Slovenia, Swiss or Taiwan, you need a certified translation to drive here.

In Japan, the JAF (Japan Automotive Federation) can do certified translation of your license. If you have no time to do it, we can do it for you by post mail.

Just send us by email a good quality scan of your license, and we send you back by email the translation 3 weeks after, for 5000 yen.