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Can you swim at Kabira Bay?
Tours on glass-bottomed boats which reveal the beauty of the ocean's coral reefs below are extremely popular. These businesses can seem like a license to print money, but at the same time the trips are reasonably priced at around ¥1000 Yen, and customers always seem to exit the boats with smiling faces when they return.
Shops and RestaurantsGiven that this is one of the most visited tourist spots in Okinawa there is no shortage of shops selling souvenirs. There is also a handful of restaurants, all of which are great if you want to sample some local specialities, such as Yaeyama soba, or a plate of goya champuru - my personal favourite. These local establishments are generally inexpensive, with a reasonable set menu typically costing less than 1000 Yen (soba dishes range from just 650 Yen).
How to get to Kabira Bay
Kabira is located around 30 minutes from Ishigaki's city center by car. Fortunately you do not need a car as there are bus services which connect both the city center and the airport with Kabira bay. See our bus timetables page for more information.
A one-way taxi journey from the city will probably cost around ¥4000 - ¥5000.