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Due to our cruise ship Princess Diamond arriving very late in port, it was to late to go on the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Brisbane, Australia
day or afternoon trip to Taketomi Island

It takes about 15 minutes to take the ferry from Ishigaki port to Taketomi port, and if you have... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
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Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Due to our cruise ship Princess Diamond arriving very late in port, it was to late to go on the tour we had booked so we decided to explore Taketomi Island. It's about a 15 minute ferry trip to the island. We then caught the...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

It takes about 15 minutes to take the ferry from Ishigaki port to Taketomi port, and if you have the time, take a day or afternoon trip to this quaint small island. From the port shuttle buses will take you to bike rental places nearby,...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

You catch the functional ferry from Ishigaki port to Taketomi port if you want to experience Taketomi Island; the journey takes about 15 minutes. On disembarking, there are a number of mini bus waiting to take you to the water buffalo rides or alternatively it's...More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Short trip from Ishigaki port to this port. Came with high expectations but spoilt by rain. Still worth the visit as it's very relaxing with the greenery around

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you ever in Ishigaki, don't hesitate to make day trip to nearby island of Taketomi. It's small island, but there is historical village at the middle and beautiful beach on the other side from the port. Its only 3 km from one side to...More

Thank Slavik K
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Taketomi island is just 15 min away from Ishigaki by ferry, so if you are around that area should pay Taketomi a visit. It's a really small and old-style island, you feel like in a movie. Ride on those big cows is a must!

Thank André C
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Ishigaki is a small island lying at the extreme south west end of the Japanese archipelago within Okinawa Prefecture. It enjoys a pleasant tropical climate with magnificent beaches and clear waters making it a popular location for visitors looking to surf, kite-surf, snorkel and scuba...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

It is just aferry terminal and do not expect to make any bargain from the ferry shop. Best is to get stuff from Iriomote shops if you happen to travel there. The ferry is within walking distance to the main 'center' i.e a good 20...More

Thank marcdegueurce2013
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is an easy and cheap ferry trip from Ishigaki’s main town. When you arrive, if you don’t have a pre-booked tour, like us, as which shuttle vans go to the place with the buffalo carts. You get a free shuttle to and from the...More

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you go to Ishigaki or Kohamajima make sure you visit Taketomi Island, it is a little jewel, take a water buffalo tour, this doesn't last for very long but it's comical and informative, after that hire a cycle and just explore, one tip though...More

Thank Mark A
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