ISHIGAKI ISLAND, JAPAN:
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 — 8am – 5pm

Spend a relaxed day on Ishigaki. Today, the island is known for its coral reefs, diving, and snorkeling. Ishigaki, as part of the Okinawa Region of Japan, is in one of the world’s five Blue Zones, the places where people live statistically longest. Ishigaki was part of the Ryukyu Kingdom until its nineteenth century annexation by Japan, so its culture and folkways are distinctly different than Japan’s.

EXCURSIONS / GENERAL INFO / WIKIPEDIA

»» Holland America’s Destination Guide for Ishigaki Island »»

»» World Bank: Japan »»

»» Japan National Tourism Organization: Okinawa (pg. 4) »»

»» Wikipedia: Ishigaki »»

»» Wikipedia: Japan »»

»» Wikipedia: Okinawa Prefecture »»

»» Wikipedia: Ryukyu Kingdom »»

»» Wikipedia: Senkaku Islands »»

»» WhatsInPort: Ishigaki »»

LOCAL TRAVEL WEBSITES

»» Official Site: Visit Okinawa »»

»» Wikitravel: Ishigaki »»