June Update|Start of Manta Season

Hey Guys! I’m really feeling super excited about this month! If you’ve seen my Mount Omoto post, you know that you can now get featured on Visit Ishigaki’s Instagram by tagging #visitishigaki. I really want Visit Ishigaki to not just be about me, but a place featuring your travel experiences as well. There are some more plans […]

Yaeyama Soba

Yaeyama Soba is one of the most famous traditional dishes on Ishigaki and the Yaeyama islands. A hot warming treat in wintertime, and a replenishing broth in summertime. This soba is very different from the one that you usually get on the Japanese mainland, it’s made of flour instead of buckwheat and reminds me more […]

Mount Omoto|New Page!

Did you know that Okinawa’s highest mountain is located in Ishigaki? It even has a small waterfall on the way to the top! I would say that this is a really worthwhile adventure if you want to get off the beaten track, especially during the winter months and in the spring. But it can also […]

May Update|Hopeless Time Optimist

Hey Guys! I’m sorry I haven’t added much new content recently, I have to confess I’m a hopeless time optimist. Last month I started to make a schedule and plan my days, and it was a LOT worse than I ever could imagine! Most tasks I planned took about twice as much time. And then I’ve been […]

New 730 Court

  If you haven’t been to Ishigaki for a while, you’re in for a big surprise at the 730 crossing! For years, and years, and years in the corner of Ishigaki’s most busy crossing was a muddy gravel patch and an abandoned, rugged old building with a broken staircase that finally blew away somewhere in […]

April Update | So Many New Pictures!

Hey Guys! A belated April update here. We got an extra diver at Viking Scuba Kabira so I had to go diving on the day I normally work with this page last week. I’ve also been busy updating our diving company homepage. Summer and high season are approaching quickly and we need to get ready! […]

Shisa ⎪ New Page!

Shisa comes in all different sizes and shapes! From the fierce looking traditional Shisa on the roof to the colorful little ones with huge smiles. It is impossible to not love them ^_^ They are originally from China but as with many imported folklore creatures, they have taken on a slightly different role and appearance in […]

Taketomi Island ⎪ New Page!

People sometimes ask me for sightseeing advice for Ishigaki. I always answer: “Taketomi island!” This small island is just a short ferry ride away and it’s such a beautiful place with the most relaxed atmosphere. I wouldn’t suggest that you go here to actually do anything more than slush around in your flip-flops and enjoy […]

March Update

Hey guys! I thought I start doing monthly updates to let you know what’s happening with the site. You might not have noticed it, but I’ve been working a lot these lasts months to get everything sorted out. By the way, don’t you think my new WordPress theme is just perfect? I was so excited […]

Uganzaki Lighthouse ⎪ New Page!

This must be one of my favorite spots in Ishigaki. It’s just a small detour on the way to Kabira so I don’t know why I’m not visiting it more often. The scenery changes dramatically depending on the weather, on a sunny day it’s beautifully serene and when the wind blows the waves crashes against the […]