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Sightseeing on Ishigaki Island
It will come as no surprise that the internationally-recognized Kabira Bay is the most visited sightseeing destination on the island. If you have a car then a relaxing drive along the Sakieda peninsula to the lighthouse at Uganzaki also comes highly recommended. Even if you don't have access to personal transport you'll be pleased to know that Yaeyama's most famous lighthouse, which is found on the tip of the Hirakubo peninsula, is accessible by bus.
The following spots are also well worth considering – in fact, if the truth be known the view of Hirabanari island on the Kabira peninsula's northern cape is one of the finest on the island, and if it wasn't so hard to find it would probably have been picked up by the Japanese tourist radar many years ago. If you're based in the town center and you have an hour or so to kill in then why not take a short ride along the coast to check out the Toujin monument along with the Kannonzaki viewpoint, which is found just across the road.