Family-friendly tours to get in touch with animals and nature

About 6 hours Language: English, Japanese
Tour Price 5,000 JPY ~ / person
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  • Family-friendly tours to get in touch with animals and nature
  • Family-friendly tours to get in touch with animals and nature
  • Family-friendly tours to get in touch with animals and nature

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What we'll do

Taking a ride on a glass-bottom boat in Kabila Bay Glass Boat allows you to view the world underneath the ocean, which also makes this a popular experience for children to observe up close the fish and colorful coral reefs. Ishigaki Yaimamura is a theme park that reproduces the appearance of houses from Yaeyama, and the sound of the sanshin reverberating off of the red roof tiles on the antiquated houses will bring back memories of what it was like at the time. The natural beauty at the Ishigakijima Island Stalactite Cave was produced from a coral reef, and this is Ishigakijima's largest limestone cave. The gigantic space in the depths of the Earth that was once at the bottom of the ocean turns it into an even more magical world when lit up. This is sure to be a place where you can discover a mystical aspect of Ishigakijima.

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Things you need to know before the tour

-Taxis or rental cars are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.

Route

  • Kabila Bay Glass Boat

    Kabira Wan Bay is a beach on Okinawa's outlying Ishigakijima Island, known for having some of the clearest water in Japan. One of only 17 scenic places in Japan, including Mt. Fuji, to have received three stars in the Michelin Green Guidebook, Ishigakijima Island is not a place to miss during a trip to Japan. The emerald-green sea surrounding the island is also famous for its cultivation of black pearls. But, there's plenty of other verdure in addition to the water. You'll likely want to take a dip when you see the coral and colorful tropical fish, but the undertow of Kabira Wan Bay is strong, so swimming is not allowed. For those who want to enjoy the underwater world of Kabira Wan Bay, we recommend the glass boats. No special clothes are necessary, and everyone from small children to the elderly can enjoy the experience. The boats stop at places where fish gather and the coral is most beautiful, so passengers can leisurely indulge in real wildlife territory. Photograph provided by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau

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  • Ishigaki Yaimamura

    Ishigaki Yaimamura is a theme park at Japan's southernmost tip that features a backdrop of rich nature and rows of reproductions of traditional Yaeyama houses. Located on a hill that overlooks the famous Nagurawan Bay, the sounds of sanshin instruments can be heard from the akagawara folk houses, which have been registered as a national tangible cultural property. Within the grounds there is a forest of squirrel monkeys where Bolivian squirrel monkeys, which are originally from Central and South America, are bred in an environment close to their natural habitat. Squirrel monkeys are friendly, so feeding them is quite popular. There is also an observation course to Nagura Anparu, which has been registered at the Ramsar Convention, on which visitors can see rare plants and animals. There are also several workshops where participants can can try Ryukyuan clothing and shisa painting.

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  • Ishigakijima Island Stalactite Cave

    The Ishigaki Stalactite Cave was created naturally over the course of 200,000 years, and about 660 meters of the total 3.2 kilometers of cave system is currently on display. One unique characteristic of Ishigaki Stalactite Cave is the stalactites that are close enough to touch. Within the caves, visitors can enjoy not just the beauty of the stalactites, but also indulge in the world that spreads out in the depths of the earth through illuminations that shine magically, the sounds of trickling water in suikinkutsu, and the Totoro stalactite. Another point to note is that just outside the stalactite caves is the Anettai Botanical Gardens and dreamcatcher-making workshops, making it a great place to visit with friends or family. Photograph provided by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau

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