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Address: 967-1 Motonagura, Ishigaki 907-0021, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 980-82-8798

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Small but interesting place

Warning: all activities are in Japanese only. There may be staff that speak English, but don't expect nor demand it. Easier to reach by car. We took the bus and there's only about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2017
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Warning: all activities are in Japanese only. There may be staff that speak English, but don't expect nor demand it. Easier to reach by car. We took the bus and there's only about 4 buses per day so plan accordingly! We were aiming for the beach but weather turned on us so we exited early at the village. Once it... More 

Thank yukiglasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Monkeys are great. Very big and nice environment. Checkout the restaurant when leaving: tasty and good prices.

Thank prd l
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We visited on a very hot and humid day in October this year. It took a bit of finding as we are non Japanese speakers (we went past it twice before realising where we'd gone wrong!). Once there though we had a great time. The houses are lovely to see and there are plenty of explanations in English. It's great... More 

Thank Rosie2409
England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We decided as we were in the area to call into the village but took quite a while to find by car as we could not find a sat nav code, entrance charge I thought on the expensive side, and you do have to pay extra for other things once inside crafts, dressing up etc.. Fine to look around the... More 

Thank Englandsscout
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

You can hear traditional okinawa music in the village and play with little monkeys! Also toy can see some tranditional.house of okinawa!

Thank Choco_mouse
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Interesting culture of Ishigaki shows on the wooden house style (typhoon proof with stones wall surrounded) small zoo attraction (golden monkey, eagle and water buffalo).

Thank joko p
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

The village has a peaceful atmosphere. The must is the monkeys (very small ones). They are very cute. You can give them special food and they come and jump on you. You also find old houses and mangrove. We went a day while the weather was not so nice and we really enjoyed this time.

Thank Chourdou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

A great cultural insight, but I was there for the monkeys. Such an amazing experience! If you're keen to have 6 or 7 monkeys crawling all over you, this is where you MUST go!

Thank Jonathan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

If you like to learn some new things, here is good place for it.! If you want to try kayaking in the mangrove forest here is good place to do it.! If you love nature is good place to enjoying the cute squirrel monkeys. And cultural of Yaeyama Island.! This place same kind like Ryukyu Village in mainland Okinawa. Is... More 

Thank Pelangi Jingga D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice place to learn more about Ishigaki and their traditional architecture, enjoyed local music and dance.

Thank xuanmiao22

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