A quick glance at today’s itinerary

We all had a little breakfast separately as we were living at same place.  We bought bread, ham, milk from the local supermarket – Maxvalu nearby our flat the night before.  It wasn’t the best Maxvalu around, with limited selection of grocery and the fruits weren’t the freshest either.

According to my parents, the breakfast at Fusaki Resort Village was rather boring and repititous for 3 mornings.

We headed for today’s first stop, Kabira Bay for the Kabira Marine Service.  Kabira Bay is a famous scenery place in not only Ishigaki but in Okinawa too.  Famous for the clear emerald blue water and golden yellow beach.  However, snorkelling, diving and swimming is forbidden here, so I planned to join the 30 minutes long glass bottom boat ride where we saw the coral reef without getting wet.  Perfect if you have children and elderly.

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Glass bottom boat

Glass bottom boat

Inside

Inside

Kabira Marine Service川平マリンサービス

934 Kabira, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa, 907-0453
(〒907-0453 沖縄県石垣市川平934番地)
9AM – 5PM

As we all only had a chance to have a light breakfast, we were very hungry by noon.  Okinawa has lots of cozy sea view cafes and we decided to have lunch at a rather popular cafe futher away from Kabira Bay. called Cafe Laguna (カフェ ラグナ).  Upon arriving, we were greeted with blank face and shaking heads, we were sent away telling us they had no menu for us.  At that stage I knew it was because we are Chinese and they were not welcoming Chinese.

Cafe Laguna (カフェ ラグナ)

Cafe Laguna (カフェ ラグナ)

We were disappointed and moved onto the next cafe who was not opened.  So we stopped by a cozy noodle place, who was more than welcoming and the price was reasonable.

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The view from the noodle place

The view from the noodle place

Noodle set

Noodle set

Yaeyama Katosoba 八重山嘉とそば

八重山 嘉とそば
川平山原1216-602

Next we decided to pay a visit to a passion fruit farm and cafe, it was the opposite direction from our next sightseeing  spot, however it was only another 10-15 minutes driving journey.

The view from the fruit farm and cafe was magnificent, with lots of their products on sale. They specialize in passion fruit yet other fruits like mango.

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Products

Products

Cafe

Cafe

The view

The view of Kabira Bay

川平ファーム Kabira Farm Inc

Japan, 〒907-0453 Okinawa-ken, Ishigaki-shi, Kabira, 1291
+81 980-88-2475
10am – 6pm

After satisfying our thirst at the Kabira Farm with juices, we set off for 1 hour 30 minutes to our next sightseeing spot, Cape Hirakubozaki 平久保燈台.  It was a long ride however the scenery was so beautiful, nobody complained at all.

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Cape Hirakubozaki 平久保燈台

Cape Hirakubozaki 平久保燈台

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Cape Hirakubozaki 平久保燈台

〒907-0331, 234-50 Hirakubo, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture 907-0331

Since we were at the northest point, it was time to drive back down to town for dinner.  On the way we decided to stop at the Tamatorizaki Observatory Point 玉取崎展望台 for sunset as it is meant to be captivating.  We were in a hurry incase we might miss the sunset.  It was a short 5 minutes walk up the view point, you are surrounded by greenness and flowers.

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Tamatorizaki Observatory Point 玉取崎展望台

Tamatorizaki Observatory Point
玉取崎展望台

The view from Tamatorizaki Observatory Point玉取崎展望台

The view from Tamatorizaki Observatory Point玉取崎展望台

Breathtaking view

Breathtaking view

Tamatorizaki Observatory Point 玉取崎展望台


Japan, 〒907-0332 Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki, Ibaruma, キンブ2−1
+81 980-83-3986

Menu

Later on we got back to the town centre where we looked for food.  We were turned down from a few restaurants, either we were a group of 10 people or because we are Chinese.  It isn’t too shocking, the Japanese do not like Chinese tourists.  Despite that, we were welcomed by this charming old guy who greeted us with hospitality.  Although the food wasn’t great, his smile and hospitality made up for the gaps. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the restaurant nor the address.  It is on the main street, the decor is very simple and run by just one old man.

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Family Trip - Ishigaki & Taketomi 243

menu

One man team

One man team

Inside

Inside

The noodle

The noodle

Curry beef

Curry beef

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