How to get to Ida Beach (Funauki area)

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  Contents 
Welcome to Funauki Area
How to get to the Funabuki area
How to get on the ferry to Funauki
Directions and facilities to Ida Beach
Funauki area map
Shirahama Port Ferry Terminal
Funauki Port Ferry Terminal

Welcome to Funauki Area

Funauki Area

More photos : Instagram

Iriomote Island has a Funauki area in the southwestern part of the island, which is isolated from other areas. There is only one village in the jungle, there is no way to connect to other areas and it is a place that can only be reached by ferry. It’s a difficult place to access, but it’s a small village with some restaurants and guesthouses.

The beach in the Funauki area is Ida Beach. The Ida Beach is the destination for many visitors to the Funauki area. Because this area can only be reached by ferry, the beautiful beaches are preserved, which attracts many people.

There are some restaurants in the Funauki area, but there are no supermarkets. If you want to eat light meals such as sandwiches on the Ida Beach, you should buy them before you go to Funauki.
In addition, there are no trash cans in the Funauki area. You should bring a garbage bag.


How to get to the Funauki area

Shirahama Port

The only way to get to the Funauki area is by ferry. Ferries operate daily between Funauki Port and Shirahama Port in the western part of Iriomote Island. This ferry is the only way to get there.
The boarding time between Shirahama Port and Funauki Port is short, about 10 minutes, but since there are only 5 ferries a day, you should make a plan before you go.

How to get to Funauki area
1. Iriomotejima Uehara Port About 30 minutes by bus or car Shirahama Port
2. Shirahama Port (About 10 minutes) Funauki Port (Funauki area)
If you want to know how to get from Uehara Port to Shirahama Port by bus, please see the “How to get on the bus on Iriomotejima” page.

Shirahama Port Funauki Port schedule
Ferries to the Funauki area are operated by Funauki Kaiun. There are 5 ferries a day.
Funauki Kaiun ferry schedule


How to get on the ferry to Funauki

Funauki Ferry

The ferry bound for Funauki Port is a medium-sized ship as shown in the photo above.
There are two entrances, one in front of the ship and the other in the rear, but you can board from the front. There is a staff at the front entrance, so you can buy a ticket from the staff and board the ship there. There is no ferry ticket office at Shirahama Port or Funauki Port.

Funauki Ferry TicketFunaukiFerry Ticket

There are seats inside and outside the ferry. The air conditioner is working inside the ferry, but it arrives in 10 minutes, so it arrives before it cools down. You may find it more comfortable to sit outside.

Funauki Ferry front entranceFunaukiFerry front entrance

Funauki Ferry rear entranceFunaukiFerry rear entrance

Shirahama Port Funauki Port Fare (As of November 2021)

  Adult fare 
one way : 520yen/round trip : 960yen
  Child fare 
one way : 260yen/round trip : 490yen
  Payment method 
Cash only


Directions and facilities to Ida Beach

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Photo of Ida Beach : Instagram

Ida Beach is the only tourist attraction in the Funauki area. Because it is a Funauki area that is difficult to access, you can enjoy a beautiful beach with no people.

 How to get to Ida beach

When you arrive at Funauki Port, you will find a sign to Ida Beach on the right side, as shown in the photo below. It is in front of “Cafe Ikari“. Follow the signs for about 10 minutes and you will reach the beach. There are some signs along the way, so we think you can go there without getting lost.

Ida Beach Route

You can find the beach beyond a small mountain. The road is unpaved and has some slopes, but you can even go with sandals.

Ida Beach sign

 Ida Beach Facilities

There are no facilities such as showers and toilets on Ida Beach. However, you can rent it at stores in the Funauki area. In addition, there are stores that rent out snorkeling items. These stores in the area will open around 11:00.

In addition, there are no shops or vending machines on the beach, so you should prepare your drinks in the village before you go there. There is only one vending machine in front of “Cafe Ikari” in the area. However, there is no supermarket, so you should buy light meals such as sandwiches before going to the Funauki area.


Funauki area map

There are restaurants, guesthouses, snorkeling item rental services and paid showers in the Funauki area. We have summarized the map and shop information of the Funauki area.

This map is based on the shop sign that we saw when we actually went to Funauki.

*It is information as of May 2021.

Funauki Area Map

List of restaurants in the Funauki area

 Kamadoma Sou (Restaurant & Accommodation) 
Kamadoma Sou
Menu : Yaeyama soba, Beer, Funauki bread
Other services : Paid shower, Rental service, Snorkeling tour, Sightseeing boat, Chartered ship

 Bu no ie 
Bu no ie
Menu : Wild boar curry, Chicken curry, Wild boar soba
Other services : Paid shower, Rental service (Snorkeling items)

 Funeya 
Funeya
Menu : Souki soba, Parfait
Other services : Paid shower, Rental service (Snorkeling items), Snorkeling tour, Glass Bottom Boats

 Café Ikari 
Cafe Ikari
Menu : Unclear
Other services : Unclear

List of accommodations in the Funauki area

 Yarabu no kokage 
Yarabu no kokage

 Onjyuku OkuIriomote 
It is a guest house operated by the restaurant “Funeya”.
Onjyuku OkuIriomote

 Funauki Sou 
Funauki Sou


Shirahama Port Ferry Terminal

Shirahama Port Ferry Terminal

Shirahama Port has a new and beautiful ferry terminal, but there are only toilets and benches. There are no ferry ticket offices, shops or vending machines there. However, there is a small supermarket called Yara Shoten near here, so you can buy light meals and drinks.

There is only one vending machine in the Funauki area, and there are no supermarkets. You should buy what you need at this supermarket and then go to Funauki.

Yara Shoten

 Shirahama Port Ferry Terminal Equipment 
Toilets : 〇 (Multipurpose toilets)
Shops : × (There is a Yara Shoten nearby)
Vending machines : × (Located in front of Yara Shoten)
WiFi : 〇 (Taketomi-Free-Wi-Fi)
Trash cans : ×


Funauki Port Ferry Terminal

Funauki Port Ferry Terminal

There is no such thing as a ferry terminal at Funauki Port. There is only a waiting space with a roof and a toilet as shown in the picture above. But you can use WiFi.

The toilet here is the only public toilet in the Funauki area. There is no toilet on Ida Beach, so you will use it here.

 Funauki Port Ferry Terminal Equipment 
Toilets : 〇 (Multipurpose toilets)
Shops : ×
Vending machines : × (Located in front of Café Ikari)
WiFi : 〇 (Taketomi-Free-Wi-Fi)
Trash cans : ×


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