How to get to Hirakubo Peninsula (Hirakubozaki lighthouse)

Cape Hirakubozaki

*This article confirmed the information in October 2022.

  Contents 
Welcome to Hirakubo Peninsula
How to get to Hirakubozaki lighthouse
Go to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by route bus
Go to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by taxi
Go to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by rental car
Facility Information of Hirakubo Peninsula
Accommodation around Hirakubo Peninsula
Restaurant around Hirakubo Peninsula
Map around Hirakubo Lighthouse Ishigaki area

Welcome to Hirakubo Peninsula

More photos : Instagram

Hirakubo Peninsula (Cape Hirakubo) is the northernmost location of the Ishigaki Island. You can overlook the beautiful coral reef sea from here. There is a white lighthouse (Hirakubozaki lighthouse), which looks even more beautiful with the contrast between the reef and the blue sky.

Sightseeing in Hirakubo Peninsula takes about 30 minutes. There is nothing around it other than the lighthouse.

There is a beach in the Hirano village, which is about 30 minutes walk from the lighthouse. However, it is not recommended to swim because there are no facilities such as showers.
Sunset beach is recommended for swimming in the sea in the northern part of Ishigaki Island.


How to get to Hirakubozaki lighthouse

Hirakubozaki lighthouse is located in the northern part of Ishigaki Island. It is about 80 minutes by car from the city center (around Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port) and about 50 minutes from Ishigaki Airport. You can get to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by route bus, rental car or taxi.

However, this is a tourist attraction that is inconvenient to reach by bus. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the nearest bus stop to the lighthouse, and there are only 3 buses a day.

Go to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by route bus (Azuma Bus)

Bus Stop of Cape Hirakubo

In the Hirakubozaki area, you can get off the bus even at places other than the bus stop. Therefore, you can get off it at the nearest place to the lighthouse (above photo). It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the lighthouse even from there. However, the return bus time is enough time to walk from the bus stop to the lighthouse, then enjoy the scenery and walk back to the bus stop.

How to get to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by bus

  Bus stop name  
Hirakubo
*You can get off the bus at the nearest place to the lighthouse (place other than the bus stop). ( 20-minute walk to Hirakubozaki lighthouse from there)

  Bus Route  
From Bus Terminal via airport (3 buses / day)  Route No.  6 

Azuma Bus Schedules Route No.6
  Fare : 1,200yen (from Bus Terminal), 920yen (from Airport)

*Latest bus schedule as of October 2022

There are one bus route to Hirakubozaki lighthouse, and there are only three per day. The bus departs from Bus Terminal to Hirakubozaki lighthouse via Ishigaki Airport.
The bus stop at Ishigaki Airport is ‘B’.

The bus fare to Hirakubozaki lighthouse is 920 yen one way even from the airport, so it is better to buy a one-day Bus Pass (1,000 yen) for those who make a round trip by bus.
How to buy a Bus Pass is summarized on another page.

The place where you actually get off the bus is about 1 minute by bus before the “Hirano” bus stop. You can check the specific location on the “Map around Hirakubo Lighthouse“.
Therefore, the schedule you should look at is “Hirano”, not “Hirakubo”.

departureBusSchedule Hirakubozaki

returnBusSchedule HirakubozakiReturn

download Schedule
Route6 (PDF:0.4MB)

How to take the bus

HiranoLine bus

When you go to Hirakubozaki Lighthouse by bus, how to take the bus is different from other places.
When you get on the bus, tell the bus driver, “I want to go to Hirakubozaki Lighthouse”. You can get off the bus at the nearest place from the lighthouse (Not a bus stop). It takes about 20 minutes on foot from there to lighthouse.

When you return, you can take the return bus from where you got off the bus (Not a bus stop). When the bus comes, please raise your hand and stop the bus.
The bus departure time is about 1 minute after the Hirano bus stop time.

Hirakubozaki lighthouse Bus trip Best Plan

This is a proposal for a plan to fully enjoy the northern part of Ishigaki Island by bus. We would like you to stop by the Tamatori Observatory, so this plan uses not only buses but also taxis.

  Best Plan  
1. Route No.4「Bus Terminal」 Dep. (10:00) get off 「Ishigaki Airport」(10:35)
2. Take a taxi from Ishigaki Airport to Tamatorizaki Observatory (25 min. from the airport)
3. Enjoy the view from the Tamatorizaki Observatory
4. Lunch while looking at the sea at Sea Forest near Tamatorizaki Observatory
5. Route No.6「Tamatorizaki」 Dep. (0:16pm) get off at the nearest Hirakubozaki Lighthouse (about 0:45pm)
6. About 20 min. walk to the lighthouse
7. Enjoy the view from the Hirakubo Peninsula
8. About 20 min. walk from the lighthouse to the bus stop (Estimated departure time 1:10pm)
9. Route No.6 bus stop Dep. (about 1:35pm) get off 「Bus Terminal」(3:00pm)

Go to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by taxi

There is no taxi stand at Hirakubozaki lighthouse. Even if you call a taxi, you will have to wait about 50 minutes because it comes from the airport. Therefore, if you plan to take a taxi to get there and come back, you should keep the taxi waiting while you are sightseeing.

Taxi fare and riding time

  Approximate fare  
Airport Hirakubozaki lighthouse : 6,000
Bus Terminal Hirakubozaki lighthouse : 8,000

  Riding Time  
Airport Hirakubozaki lighthouse : About 50 minutes
Bus Terminal Hirakubozaki lighthouse : About 80 minutes

Go to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by rental car

There is no traffic light on the way from the airport to Hirakubozaki lighthouse. Therefore, please be careful not to exceed the speed limit. Animals run out into the road rather than people in the northern part of Ishigaki Island.

It is convenient to use a MAPCODE mapcode to set the destination of the car navigation system.
*MAPCODE is numerical number that the latitude and longitude of a place in Japan are converted into.

How to get to Hirakubozaki lighthouse by rental car

  address  
234-50 Hirakubo, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa
mapcode : 1036 068 633*34

  Riding Time  
Airport Hirakubozaki lighthouse : About 50 minutes
Bus Terminal Hirakubozaki lighthouse : About 80 minutes

  Parking Lot  
Free (About 15 cars)


Facility Information of Hirakubo Peninsula

Facility of Hirakubozaki lighthouse

There are no restaurants or souvenir shops around Hirakubozaki lighthouse, so it is a quiet place. There is free parking and a multipurpose toilet.

Hirakubo Peninsula

Time required for sightseeing about 30 min.
Business Hours Always
Closed No Closing days
Admission Free
Web
Phone Number
Parking Lot 〇 (Free, about 15 cars)
Toilets 〇(Multipurpose Toilets : 〇)
Locker ×
Easy Access Bad
(Far from the bus stop. But you can go to the lighthouse with a wheelchair from the parking lot. However the slope is tight.)

Accommodation around Hirakubo Peninsula

There is no accommodation around Hirakubo Peninsula.


Restaurant around Hirakubo Peninsula

Seven Colors Ishigakijima, introduced below, is no longer in business as a restaurant. Now it is only available to guests as an accommodation facility. It is sad because it was a very nice restaurant.

There are no restaurants or cafes around Hirakubo Peninsula. Therefore, we would like to introduce you to a popular scenic restaurant located about 4 minutes by car from Hirakubo Peninsula.

*Business hours may have changed.

Seven Colors Ishigakijima

SevenColors

The restaurant is located on the ocean front and offers accommodation too.

Not only is the view from the restaurant good has, but the taste is also good. It’s always crowded, so it’s better to go early.

More information on Seven Colors can be found on another page, “A popular superb view cafe on Ishigaki Island Japan“.

Business Hours 11:00am to 2:00pm
Closed No Closing days
Menu Taco rice made with Misaki beef : 1,280yen
・Hamburg steak made with Misaki beef : 1,580yen
・Gelato : 580yen
Address 226-523 Hirakubo, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 1036 007 738*71
Bus (from Cape Hirakubo) Bus stop name : Hirakubo
Route : No.6

3 buses / day
When you get on the bus, tell the bus driver, “I want to go to Seven Colors”. You can get off the bus in front of the restaurant.
Parking Lot 〇 (Free, 30 cars)
View
Accepted Credit Cards
English unclear
Web Official
Instagram Official

Map around Hirakubo Lighthouse Ishigaki area


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