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Kabira Bay, Ishigaki

#1 of 133 in Nature in Okinawa Prefecture
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Kabira Bay, the most photographed sight on the island, remains noted for its pristine white sands, blue waters, and lush vegetation. Although it's not safe to swim here due to strong currents and the presence of jelly fish, you can enjoy the picturesque vista from land, or take a ride on a glass-bottomed boat to observe the coral reefs and manta rays from the surface of the water. Add Kabira Bay to your Ishigaki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ishigaki road trip tool.
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  • Great and unique views from the lookout point, be sure to come at mid-tide as the Colors of the water and the white beaches are more pronounced.  more »
  • It seems this famously beautiful bay has been over-touristed and is on its last legs. The views from land are still very beautiful, but the glass bottom boat ride was very disappointing, since the...  more »
  • One of the most popular tourist attractions on Ishigaki. Easy to reach by public bus. The white, sandy beach serves as a foil for the crystal clear water, which is light green to light blue in colour due to the reflection of the sky. No swimming. The sightseeing boats offers tours to see observe the coral reef. The bay is next-level beauty.
  • A beautiful beach, variety of colours of the water, crystal clear. Easy access, viewing point. The most touristic beach on the island, so you have boats everywhere. Still not overcrowded at that time (January). Barely shops and restaurants, prepare for that. Drinks are available, most people come by boat, we came by bike. Must see and worth it!

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