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Ishigaki

Ishigaki is an island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, located in the southwestern part of the Ryukyu Archipelago. It is the largest island in the prefecture and is known for its beautiful beaches, lush vegetation, and unique culture. Ishigaki is situated about 400 kilometers southwest of the main island of Okinawa and is the second most populous island in Okinawa Prefecture.

Ishigaki is known for its stunning beaches, with crystal clear waters and white sand. The island is also known for its lush vegetation, with many tropical plants and trees. The climate of Ishigaki is warm and humid, and the island is known for its beautiful sunsets.

Ishigaki has a long and interesting history. During the Edo period, it was a major trading port for the Ryukyu Kingdom and served as a gateway to other parts of the archipelago. During World War II, the island was occupied by the United States and used as a base for the American forces. After the war, it was returned to Japan and has since become a popular tourist destination.

Ishigaki is home to many interesting attractions, such as the Yaeyama Islands, a group of small islands located off the coast of Ishigaki. The Yaeyama Islands are known for their stunning scenery and unique culture. Other attractions include the Yaeyama Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the Yaeyama Islands, and the Ishigaki Lighthouse, which was built in 1854 and is one of the oldest lighthouses in Japan.

Ishigaki is also home to a number of festivals and events, such as the Yaeyama Festival, which celebrates the culture of the Yaeyama Islands, and the Ishigaki Summer Festival, which features traditional Okinawan music and dance. Ishigaki is also home to a number of historical sites, such as the Yaeyama Shrine, which is dedicated to the gods of the Yaeyama Islands, and the Shinto Shrine of Ishigaki, which is dedicated to the gods of the Ryukyu Islands.

Excursion tips for a day in Ishigaki

As a tourist in Ishigaki, Japan, there are many exciting activities to experience in just one day. Here is a list of possible activities:

1. Visit Kabira Bay, a stunningly beautiful bay with crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches.

2. Take a boat tour to the nearby Yaeyama Islands, where you can explore the unique wildlife and stunning scenery.

3. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the area.

4. Explore the traditional village of Taketomi and its cobblestone streets.

5. Visit the Ishigaki City Museum to learn more about the history and culture of the area.

6. Go snorkeling or diving in the warm waters of the East China Sea.

7. Take a hike up to the summit of Mount Omoto for spectacular views of the island.

8. Visit the nearby Yaeyama Tropical Plant Garden to see the lush vegetation and exotic flowers.

9. Relax on the beaches of Yonehara or Shirahama to soak up the sun.

10. Visit the Yaeyama Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the islands.

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The climate in Ishigaki

Ishigaki in Japan has a subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall throughout the year. In summer (June to August), temperatures range from 25-30°C with high humidity. In autumn (September to November), temperatures gradually decrease, with sunny days and occasional typhoons. In winter (December to February), temperatures can drop to around 15°C and there is a chance of snowfall. In spring (March to May), temperatures rise again, with occasional rain and windy days.

Cruise weather for Ishigaki

Our weather forecast for Ishigaki helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 29.7 °C
23.8 m/s
25.9 m/s
73.3 %
24.0 m
76.0 %
1,009 hPa
06:03:58
19:34:33
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 29.6 °C
27.7 m/s
29.2 m/s
77.1 %
23.9 m
77.8 %
1,011 hPa
06:04:24
19:34:19
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 29.7 °C
24.5 m/s
25.9 m/s
30.7 %
23.8 m
74.0 %
1,010 hPa
06:04:51
19:34:03
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 29.5 °C
22.3 m/s
23.0 m/s
14.9 %
24.1 m
76.3 %
1,009 hPa
06:05:18
19:33:46
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 29.8 °C
26.2 m/s
27.2 m/s
34.3 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,008 hPa
06:05:45
19:33:28
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 29.9 °C
29.5 m/s
33.5 m/s
58.3 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,007 hPa
06:06:12
19:33:09
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 27.9 °C
53.8 m/s
67.7 m/s
99.7 %
20.3 m
83.2 %
1,003 hPa
06:06:39
19:32:48
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 28.7 °C
54.7 m/s
70.6 m/s
100.0 %
16.8 m
84.6 %
999 hPa
06:07:06
19:32:26
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 29.8 °C
45.4 m/s
61.6 m/s
99.4 %
21.7 m
83.9 %
1,001 hPa
06:07:34
19:32:03
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 30.2 °C
38.2 m/s
47.5 m/s
97.9 %
23.3 m
86.2 %
1,001 hPa
06:08:01
19:31:39
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 30.1 °C
30.6 m/s
35.6 m/s
99.6 %
24.1 m
86.2 %
999 hPa
06:08:29
19:31:13
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 30 °C
28.4 m/s
32.8 m/s
87.0 %
24.1 m
85.6 %
999 hPa
06:08:56
19:30:47
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 30 °C
29.5 m/s
36.0 m/s
99.4 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
999 hPa
06:09:24
19:30:19

Cruises to Ishigaki

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Scheduled ship calls in Ishigaki, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 4th 2024 Friday, 4th of Oct. 2024 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 09:30 am 07:30 pm
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 23rd 2024 Wednesday, 23rd of Oct. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 1st 2024 Friday, 1st of Nov. 2024 MS Noordam 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 MS Regatta 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 MSC Bellissima 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 09:30 am 07:30 pm
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 11:59 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 11:59 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Jan. 2025 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 MSC Bellissima 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 10th 2025 Friday, 10th of Jan. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 11:59 am 08:00 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Sky 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 31st 2025 Friday, 31st of Jan. 2025 MS Riviera 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Feb. 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sky 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 MS Noordam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Mar. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Mar. 2025 Seabourn Quest 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Apr. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Apr. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 MS Insignia 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Quest 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 25th 2025 Friday, 25th of Apr. 2025 AIDAstella 09:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
May 1st 2025 Thursday, 1st of May 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 1st 2025 Thursday, 1st of May 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 2nd 2025 Friday, 2nd of May 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 7th 2025 Wednesday, 7th of May 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 08:00 am 12:00 am
May 21st 2025 Wednesday, 21st of May 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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