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Travel to Ishigaki Island for Pristine Beaches and Starry Skies

By Guidable Writers Oct 22, 2020

Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, is known for its pristine beaches and breathtaking blue sea. Enjoy marine sports, sunsets, and starry nights on the beach and spectacular 360 views of the island.

Akeeesi365 is a comfortable log house accommodation located only 5 minutes’ walk from the beautiful Akaishi beach, surrounded by nature. Travel light and save on baggage costs with an amazing array of amenities provided, just bring your clothes. There are even amenities for your pet in this pet-friendly log house!

How Can I Get to Ishigaki Island and Its Beaches?

New Ishigaki Airport is connected with airports throughout Japan, with direct flights from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka seasonally. To get to the log house Akeeesi365 you can go by car, taxi, or bus from New Ishigaki Airport. The drive by car is about 30 minutes, as the bus is local, it takes longer but is a pleasant ride!

What is the Log House Like?

The log house is private and welcoming; it feels homely and reassuring. As soon as you enter the house, you are greeted by the wood’s pleasant aroma, which is comforting and refreshing. The log house is your own private space; enjoy a romantic couples’ getaway, a family vacation, or a trip with friends. Have a BBQ outside or use the kitchen for a dinner party in the lodge. As the lodge is self-contained, you can use it your own way. But hotel-like services can also be included, such as fresh linen changes and a bedmaking service.

The house is a 40㎡ 1LDK room with a cozy loft, popular with children. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can cook your own meals using fresh ingredients available on the island. You don’t have to buy or bring your own condiments as all the basics are provided. Try out Ishigaki Island’s locally produced salt, pepper, chili powder, and goya tea, all popular Ishigaki omiyage!

If you prefer to eat alfresco, a full BBQ set is available for free! Shop at the shotengai (local shopping street) nearby or the supermarket in the next town, or if you contact the owners in advance, for a fee, you can even ask them to provide fresh ingredients for your BBQ! Then all you need to do is grill! Don’t forget to buy some yummy island fruits, Ishigaki pineapples are the best! If you prefer to eat out, try Akaishi Shokudo, the most popular soba restaurant on Ishigaki, or cafe Churauma (popular for light meals and beach horse riding experiences!) nearby if you would prefer to eat out.

Bathroom amenities are also provided so you can pack a little lighter without having to bring your cosmetics! The cosmetics, too, are locally produced and can be purchased on the island for you to take a little of Ishigaki home with you and enjoy your sweet memories each time you use them. Locally made provided cosmetics include a skincare set, shampoo, hair treatment, and room spray. You can also find towels, toothbrushes, body wash, sun cream, bug spray, and other amenities too!

There is a washing machine and laundry powder so you can wash your clothes without worry. Want to travel with your pets? No problem! Akeeesi365 is a pet-friendly accommodation, and they even have all the essentials your pet needs (except food) such as shampoo, bug spray, and more!

Activities on Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki Island is a haven for beach lovers! With the beach just 5 minutes away, you can enjoy it to your heart’s content when staying at Akeeesi365. And everything you would want for a day at the beach is provided in the log house! A badminton set, parasols, snorkeling equipment, rubber rings, a kids pool, and even a telescope are stored in the house for your use!

Starry Skies

The area gets pretty dark at night, so the owners recommend you arrive in the daylight just to be on the safe side. But this means you can see a beautiful night sky full of stars on a clear day. Use the telescope to get a closer look at the Milky Way and spend a romantic evening on the beach!

A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Enjoy some marine sports, paragliding, scuba diving, SUP yoga, sailing, horseriding, hiking. There are endless options for nature lovers. Akeeesi365’s recommendation is hiking the Nosokodake Mountain for 360 views of Ishigaki. If you climb from the Ibaruma side, it only takes 15 minutes and is a much easier course!

Drone Photoshoots

If you are planning something special at Ishigaki Island, why not book a drone photoshoot? Akeeesi365 lodgers get a special deal, something that cannot be missed! It is popular with couples traveling for their anniversary, proposals, and wedding photos. But you can also take the drone with you during marine sports and catch an action-packed video!

When Can I Enjoy the Beaches of Ishigaki Island?

The most popular months to visit Ishigaki island are from July to October. But Akeeesi365 recommend June and November as the best months. It’s cheaper, the weather is calmer, and there are no typhoons. Or travel during the winter to escape the cold winter experienced in other areas of Japan. In winter Ishigaki island is 10℃  warmer than Tokyo! So why not get your reservation in now? The sea, sand, and sun await!

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