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Of all the sightseeing spots on Ishigaki island, Hirakubo is naturally the furthest from the city, however, a few fit individuals do make the trip by bicycle. There is a small car park at the site, and buses do stop here, if somewhat infrequently. WC facilities and some vending machines are positioned next to the car park but there are no shops in the immediate vicinity. Although it's a long way from the city a trip to Hirakubo is ideal if you also plan on visiting Ishigaki's beautiful Sunset Beach which is just a few minutes to the south by car.
The lighthouse isn't hard to find but almost everybody drives past the road which leads to it on their first visit. As you approach the lighthouse from the south on the 206 look out for a left hand turn just before the road curves to the right (pictured). This road leads to the lighthouse where there is a free car park, a vending machine and public toilets.