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This island is an easy 15-minute ride, twice an hour, from Ishigaki. It's just big enough to be worth renting a bicycle, but you have to dress for heat and humidity (and wear a hat an sun protection.) We didn't bother to go in the...More
Green and blue sea,White sand including 'star sand',lime stone fence, buffalo car,old style houses,sea breeze,traditional music by Sanshin. Those are things you can find and those makes you trip to gentle old small island life.No convenience store no high tech life.but best spot when...More
If you are on Taketomi island- you should explore the whole thing! The island is so small, that it is inevitable that you will come across these style homes. Beautiful addition to the already beautiful nature!!
Had a lovely day there, a short trip boat ferry from Ishigaki. worth the detour :) Lovely buffalo ride, yes its touristic but, well, I'm mostly a tourist lol rented bikes too so we could ride around and between lovely beaches surrounding the island, even...More
Pleasant stroll around the historic settlement of the island. Spend about 2-3 hours enjoying the streets full of traditional Okinawan architecture. Avoid the buffalo cart ride. It is expensive and short. Anyway, you'll see them while walking around.