Okinawa Triple Island Day Tour: Iriomote, Yubujima and Taketomi from Ishigaki reviews, Ishigaki/Yaeyama tours & activities, fun things to do in Ishigaki/Yaeyama (With pictures only) | VELTRA

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Okinawa Triple Island Day Tour: Iriomote, Yubujima and Taketomi from Ishigaki

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Island hopping

Reviewed by: Marlon, 2019/09/04

All is well organized from check in up to the end of the tour. Our favorite part is the boat cruise through lush mangrove forests of Iriomote island. Multilingual audio guide was provided which is enough for us to enjoy the whole tour. Time allotment for each stop is enough to see and explore the place. Suitable for visitors staying Ishigaki for few days.

  • Water buffalo cart ride

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2019/08/31
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Compact tour covering 3 islands

Reviewed by: StephY, 2019/08/12

We were given the audio guides and comprehensive instructions in English on the itinerary of the day before we set off. However it might be good if the guides on site could let us know when we reach the location for the specific explanation. The mangrove boat ride was wonderful but the audio guides were very basic and not as comprehensive as the guide’s explanation. The guides were good at organizing the big groups with diffferenf itinerary when we reached Taketomi. However I had wished those with lunch included in the package were set off first on the buffalo ride to Yubujima as we were left with very little time to explore Yubujima being the last group to set off.
The buffalo ride was pleasant and lunch was a meal including various Okinawan flavors.
The guide at Taketomi was very kind, he used some basic English to explain how the star sands were formed and where to find it. The second buffalo ride around the residential community in Taketomi is a different experience from the first one at Yubujima as this time the buffalo had to maneuver more corners but it was interesting to see how they naturally knew when to turn without instructions.
I find the cost for this tour a little expensive, and the audio guide does not have enough content to help appreciate the beauty of the 3 islands.

  • Lunch

  • Buffalo ride at Yubujima

  • Mangrove at Iriomote

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2019/07/31
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