Trip with a Rent a Car in Ishigaki city: A trip to enjoy the beach and traditional crafts of Ishigaki
What we'll do
Minsah Crafts Museum is a textile workshop and museum for traditional cotton material called "minsah" from Ishigakijima and Taketomijima, and items for sale are also on display. In addition to viewing the manufacturing process, you can also actually weave material by hand yourself. At Ishigakijima Island Sunset Beach that has also been used as a setting for movies, how about doing some marine activities in the emerald green ocean? To end your trip, you can see a panoramic view of Ishigakijima from the Hirakubosaki Todai Lighthouse while viewing the sun dipping below the ocean.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Ishigakijima Airport Shop.
From Ishigakijima Airport Ext., 5-minute walk toward the shop.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- 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.
1Minsah Crafts Museum
The Minsah Crafts Museum is a facility that includes information on the working process of minsah ori, displays of valuable works of art, and minsah ori textile workshops. Minsah ori is one of Okinawa's traditional textiles. Composed of four or five squares dyed in a kasuri pattern, minsah ori are used for many things, such as souvenirs, accessories, general goods, and building ornaments. Within this establishment, there is a building with an archive library and shops as well as two workshop studios. On the second floor of the archive library, there is a display room where visitors can see dyeing and weaving documents, ingredients for minsah ori and dyes, works in the first stage of design as well as finished products, and the history of minsah ori. At the studio in this museum, visitors can choose an item that matches their time and budget and make coasters, centerpieces, tablecloths, and tapestries. The studios also offer observation experiences where the manufacturing process of minsah ori can be seen from start to completion. Anyone who loves crafts will surely enjoy learning about Okinawa's traditional crafts through the observations and workshops at the archive library and studios at the Minsah Crafts Museum. Photograph provided by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
2Ishigakijima Island Sunset Beach
Ishigakijima Island Sunset Beach is a scenic beach with plenty of nature located in Kuura o]n the western part of Ishigakijima Island. The Kuura Kaigan Coast at this beach is a beautiful part of the island, with an abundance of untouched nature. It is also known for being one of the filming locations of the movie Boys Over Flowers. There are a plethora of activities available at this beach, including snorkeling tours to see tropical fish, wakeboarding, and marine jet tours. Pure-white sand dunes, transparent sea water, beautiful coral reefs spreading out on the ocean floor, and swimming even at low tide; stop by to spend some leisure time in the manner of your choosing. Photograph provided by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
3Hirakubosaki Todai Lighthouse
The Hirakubosaki Lighthouse is located at the northernmost tip of Ishigakijima Island. The interweaving scenery of the deep blue of the sky and sea, the green of the grasslands, and the white walls of the lighthouse have made it a popular observation spot. Gazing out from the lighthouse, to the right is the Pacific Ocean and to the left is the East China Sea. Hirakubosaki Lighthouse has also been chosen as a Koisuru Lighthouse, or ""lighthouse of love."" The scenery at Hirakubosaki Lighthouse is quite beautiful at any time of day: the light of the early-morning sun reflecting off the ocean makes the water sparkle, and in the evening the surface of the ocean is dyed orange. *A car is necessary in order to get to Hirakubosaki Lighthouse. Photograph provided by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau