August Update|High Season

The high season really took off in July! The Japanese school holidays started at the end of July and I’ve been busy both at my part time job and at Viking Scuba – super fun, super exhausting. We also had some really fantastic weather this month with the sea looking like one big sparkling mirror […]

July Update|OMG it’s Busy!

Remember the online booking campaign for Viking Scuba Kabira I wrote about in my last monthly update? We’ve gotten so much response on it that I’ve been spending much more time than usual answering emails and going out diving with customers! Of course, both Toyo and I are super happy ^_^ However, between that and […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Hong Kong ♥︎ Ishigaki

Did you know that there are now direct flights from Hong Kong to Ishigaki? Why don’t you check the new Getting Here page for up-to-date information about flights? Don’t know what time is best for visiting? Head over to the new Climate page to see what season suits you best! Visit Ishigaki is still a […]

Where is Ishigaki?

Many of my friends and even family are still slightly confused about where I actually live, even though it’s been almost four years now! Ishigaki one of the most southern islands in Japan. A 3 hours 30min flight from Tokyo or one hour from Okinawa. It is actually closer to Taiwan than any other main […]