How to get to Kabira Bay Ishigaki Japan by bus

Kabira Bay

*This article confirmed the information in November 2021.

  Contents 
Welcome to Kabira Bay
How to get to Kabira Bay
Go to Kabira Bay by route bus
Go to Kabira Bay by taxi
Go to Kabira Bay by rental car
Facility Information of Kabira Bay
Temporary baggage storage
Glass Bottom Boats
Restaurants around Kabira Bay
Great view cafe near Kabira Bay
Accommodations around Kabira Bay
Rental Shop for mopeds and bicycles
Map around Kabira Ishigaki area

Welcome to Kabira Bay

More photos : Instagram

Kabira Bay is the best scenic spot of Ishigaki Island. It is a wonderful view of the blue clear sea, white sand beach and the greenery of the small islands.
We recommended you to go here on a sunny summer day when the scenery here looks the most beautiful. However, the person who went for the first time is a beautiful view that will impress even if it is cloudy.

You can see this wonderful view from the Kabira Park Observatory.
The area around Kabira Bay is maintained as Kabira Park, and there is also the observatory in the park. You will be amazed to see this view for free, including the observatory.

You are not allowed to swim here, but you can go around the bay by glass bottom boat. The boat has a glass bottom, and you can see colorful corals and tropical fish. The best time to see the underwater on the boat is from low tide to high tide on sunny day. But you can enjoy it even on rainy days.

In addition, the boat can be boarded by even young children, elderly people, and people in wheelchairs, and enjoys the beautiful underwater of Ishigaki Island.

Sightseeing in Kabira Bay takes about an hour.
The standard course for sightseeing in Kabira Bay is to enjoy the scenery from the Kabira Park Observatory and then enjoy the beautiful underwater on a glass bottom boat.


How to get to Kabira Bay

Kabira Bay is located in the western part of Ishigaki Island. It is about 35 minutes by car from the city center (around Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port) and about 40 minutes from Ishigaki Airport. You can get to Kabira Bay by route bus, rental car or taxi.
Kabira Bay is the most famous tourist attraction on Ishigaki Island, so there is a taxi stand and there are suitable number of route buses.

Go to Kabira Bay by route bus (Azuma Bus)

The route bus to Kabira Bay is operated about every hour from the Bus Terminal, so Kabira Bay is a tourist attraction that can be easily accessed by route bus. In addition, the Kabira Park Observatory is about a 2 minutes walk from the bus stop.

How to get to Kabira Bay by bus

 Bus stop name 
Kabira Park ( 2-minute walk to Kabira Bay)

 Bus Route 
 From Bus Terminal (11 buses / day)
No.2(700yen), No.7(700yen), No.8(700yen), No.9(730yen)
 From Airport (3 buses / day) No.3(1,350yen), 11(830yen)

 Azuma Bus Schedules from Bus Terminal

*Latest bus schedule as of November 2021

There are 11 buses a day from the Bus Terminal to Kabira Bay. It is about one per hour. There are four routes buses bound for Kabira Bay, but we recommend route 9 bus. This route bus runs along the seaside road via the resort hotel. Therefore, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea from the bus.

The bus fare from the Bus Terminal to Kabira Bay is 700 yen or 730 yen (It depends on the route.), 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.

 Riding Time 
38 minutes – 53 minutes (It depends on the route.)
 Fare 
700 yen or 730 yen (It depends on the route.)

departBusSchedule KabiraFromBT

returnBusSchedule KabiraReturn

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Route2 (PDF:0.4MB)

Route3 (PDF:0.4MB)
Route7 (PDF:0.3MB)

Route8 (PDF:0.4MB)

Route9 (PDF:0.4MB)

 Azuma Bus Schedules from Airport

*Latest bus schedule as of November 2021

There is a bus from Ishigaki Airport to Kabira Bay. Therefore, you can also go to Kabira Bay from the airport as soon as you arrive at Ishigaki Airport. However, there are only two route buses from the airport per day (12:00pm or 3:00pm) considering the departure time.

The bus fare Ishigaki Airport to Kabira Bay is 830 yen one way, so if you are traveling by route bus after that, it is better to buy a one-day Bus Pass (1,000 yen).

If you have large baggage such as a suitcase, the Baggage Delivery Service” is convenient. There are no lockers in Kabira Bay.

 Riding Time 
43 minutes
 Fare 
830 yen

departBusSchedule KabiraFromAirport

returnBusSchedule KabiraFromAirport Return

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Route3 (PDF:0.4MB)
Route11 (PDF:0.4MB)

Kabira Bay Bus trip Best Plan

This is a proposal for a plan to enjoy the area around Kabira Bay with only a route bus.
Instead of visiting the Takamine Awamori Brewery (No,4) in the plan, it may be a good idea to take a walk in the Kabira village while eating gelato.

 Best Plan 
1. Route No.9「Bus Terminal」 Dep. (8:55) get off 「Kabira Park」(Kabira Bay)
2. Take a glass bottom boat and enjoy colorful fish and corals
3. Enjoy the view from the Kabira Park Observatory
4. Visit Takamine Awamori Brewery
5. Route No.8「Kabira Park」 Dep. (11:23) get off 「Yamabare」(11:37)
6. Lunch while looking at the sea at the Carib Cafe
7. Route No.8「Yamabare」Dep. (1:20pm) get off 「Bus Terminal」(2:11pm)

Go to Kabira Bay by taxi

There is a taxi stand in Kabira Bay.

Taxi fare and riding time to Kabira Bay

  Approximate fare  
Airport Kabira Bay : 4,700
Bus Terminal Kabira Bay : 3,700

  Riding Time  
Airport Kabira Bay : About 40 minutes
Bus Terminal Kabira Bay : About 35 minutes

Go to Kabira Bay by rental car

You can see the beautiful sea the coastline around Nagura Bay, which you take when going from Bus Terminal to Kabira Bay.

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 Kabira Bay by rental car

  address  
911 Kabira, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa
mapcode : 366 422 819*34

  Riding Time  
Airport Kabira Bay : About 40 minutes
Bus Terminal Kabira Bay : About 35 minutes

  Parking Lot  
Paid parking(About 100 cars)


Facility Information of Kabira Bay

There are several cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops around Kabira Bay, which are bustling with people. In addition, shops dot in the Kabira area, and it is fun to stroll through the area. But many shops close in the evening.

Facility of Kabira Bay

In addition, Kabira Bay has a large paid parking lot and a clean multipurpose toilet, but no lockers. Therefore, if you bring large baggage such as a suitcase, it will interfere with storage. We recommend a convenient “Baggage Delivery Service“.

Kabira Park

Time required for sightseeing about 1 hour
Business Hours Always
Admission Free
Closed No Closing days
Web
Phone Number
Parking Lot 〇 (Not Free, about 100 cars)
Toilets 〇(Multipurpose Toilets : 〇)
Locker ×
Easy Access Good
You can go to the observatory with a wheelchair from bus stop or parking lot. The glass bottom boats are also available for wheelchairs.

Kabira Bay Map

Kabira Park Map download MAP (PDF:0.4MB)


Temporary baggage storage

We introduce you how to sightseeing without your baggage before check in your hotel.
Buses from Ishigaki Airport to Kabira Bay operate daily, but baggage can interfere with sightseeing. There is no place in Kabira Bay for temporary baggage storage. Therefore, we recommend the “Baggage Delivery Service
“.

This service can be processed at the airport and will deliver baggage to partner hotels or Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal on the same day. Even if your hotel is not a partner hotel for this service, you can pick it up at the Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal. Therefore, if you plan to stay near the Ferry Terminal or on a remote island such as Taketomi Island, you can use it.


Glass Bottom Boats

Glass bottom boat

More photos : Instagram

You are not allowed to swim in Kabira Bay, but you can enjoy the beautiful underwater on a glass bottom boat.

There are two glass bottom boat companies. The services, such as fares and business hours of operation, are the same for these companies, and you can take both boats without reservation.

First, you pay the boarding fare at the reception. Then, the reception staff will explain the time and boarding place for the next boat.

On the boat, the captain will explain the fish and corals that are currently visible, but unfortunately only in Japanese.

The boat operates even when it rains. You don’t have to worry about getting wet because you observe the underwater in a boat with a roof.
However, it may be canceled on a typhoon or a windy day, so you might want to check the Facebook in advance if the weather is bad.

Cancellation information
Marin House Gurukun (in Japanese)
Kabira Marin Service Facebook (in Japanese)

The boats cruise only in the bay and usually hardly shakes.

Marin House Gurukun

Glass Bottom Boat Shop Gurukun

This is one of the companies that operates glass bottom boats in Kabira Bay.
This company issues coupons on its homepage. When you buy a glass bottom boat ticket, show the staff a printed coupon or a screenshot of the coupon and you can buy the ticket at a 20% discount.

The coupon is here.

In addition, coupons are placed in the leaflet area of the Bus Terminal, and you can get them freely. The coupon also gives you a 20% discount on the ticket. But we don’t know if it’s always there.

Normally, when you go to Kabira Bay, you use a paid parking lot operated by the city. However, if you use the glass bottom boat of this shop, this shop has a customer parking lot and you can use it for free. Please see Map  (below) for the location of the parking lot.

Business Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed No closing days
Required time
30 mins
Departure time Every 15mins
Fare 1,200 yen
(25% off if you book)
English unclear
Web http://www.gurukun-kabira.com/
(in Japanese)

Kabira Marin Service

KabiraMarinService

This is another company that operates glass bottom boat in Kabira Bay.

Business Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed No closing days
Required time 30 mins
Departure time Every 15 mins
Fare 1,200 yen
English unclear
Web http://www.kabiramarine.jp/
 (in Japanese)

Restaurants around Kabira Bay

There are several restaurants around Kabira Bay where you can have lunch. It’s fun to find your favorite restaurant while wandering through the area.

*Business hours may have changed.

Oi-shi-sa-gu

Restaurant Oi-shi-sa-gu

This restaurant is a gelato shop, but the meal menu such as Kabira-Noodle (Yaeyama soba) is also popular.

Business Hours 11:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Irregular closing days
Menu (English, Chinese, Korean) Kabira-Noodle : 650yen ~
Pork Bowl : 850yen
Gelato : 350yen ~
Location 2-minute walk from observatory
Map No.  1 
View ×
Accepted Credit Cards No
English No
Web https://tabelog.com/en
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Koen Chaya

Koen Chaya Kabira

This restaurant is located near the Kabira Park Observatory and has the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese *Shokudou. Yaeyama soba is popular here.

*Japanese Shokudou
Japanese Shokudou is a small restaurant where you can eat home-cooked meals at a reasonable price.

Business Hours 11:00am to 4:00pm
Closed Irregular closing days
Menu (English) Yaeyama soba : 700yen ~
**Goya Chanpuru : 900yen
Location 1-minute walk from observatory
Map No.  2 
View ×
Accepted Credit Cards No
English No
Web http://www.yuinou.net/kabira/
 (in Japanese)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

**Goya Chanpuru
This is a traditional dish of Okinawa prefecture. Bitter Melon Stir Fry with Tofu and Egg.
Goya Chanpuru

R’s Cafe

R's Cafe

You can have lunch at this restaurant while looking at Kabira Bay.

Business Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Always open
Menu (English) Yaeyama soba : 700yen
*Taco Rice : 920yen
**Raw cheesecake : 410yen
Location 1-minute walk from observatory
Map No.  3 
View Good
Accepted Credit Cards unclear
English unclear
Web http://perljwe-kabira.co.jp/
(in Japanese)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

*Taco Rice
This is a traditional Okinawa food with Mexican-style American taco ingredients on top of rice.

**Raw cheesecake
This is a Japanese style no bake cheesecake.

Ajiya Jimbei

Izakaya

This restaurant is an Izakaya at night. You can eat fresh fish at night.

Business Hours 12:00pm to 2:00pm
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Closed Sun.
Menu (English) Sushi Plate : 1,800yen
Pork cutlet bowl : 1,100yen
Tuna sashimi bowl : 1,400yen
Location 2-minute walk from observatory
Map No.  4 
View ×
Accepted Credit Cards No
English unclear
Web https://tabelog.com/en
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Umaru

Okonomiyaki

Let’s try *Okonomiyaki !!

*Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki is a dish of flour, eggs, water mixed with cabbage, pork, seafood, etc. and cooked on an iron griddle. It is Japanese pancake.

Business Hours 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Closed Tue.
Menu (only Japanese) Okonomiyaki : 880yen~
Ishigaki Beef steak : 1,980yen~
Ishigaki Beef hamburg steak : 1,280yen~
Location 3-minute walk from observatory
Map No.  5 
View ×
Accepted Credit Cards No
English unclear
Web https://tabelog.com/en
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Great view cafe near Kabira Bay

There are several restaurants around Kabira Bay. However, there are few restaurants where you can eat while looking at the sea.

Therefore, we recommend the Yamabare area, which is about 15 minutes by bus from Kabira Bay. There are several restaurants in this area with great views, and you can have lunch while looking at the beautiful sea.

*Business hours may have changed.

Carib Cafe

Carib Cafe

You can eat while looking at the beautiful sea. It is a shop where you can see beautiful scenery, which was introduced in Japanese TV shows.

Business Hours 11:00am to 8:00pm
Closed Tue.
Menu (only in Japanese) *Hayashi Rice : 1,200yen
Taco Rice : 950yen
Mango juice : 500yen
Map No.  6 
Address 1216-113 Kabira, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 395 250*27
Bus (from Kabira Bay) Bus stop name : Yamabare
1-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.2, 8, 11

7 buses / day
14 mins from Kabira Bay by bus
Parking Lot 〇 (12 cars)
Accepted Credit Cards unclear
English unclear
Web https://tabelog.com/en
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

*Hayashi Rice
Hayashi Rice is hashed beef and rice. It has demiglace sauce on top of the rice.

Cafe sunkiss

Cafe SunKiss

This is a cafe on a hill where you can have lunch while looking at the beautiful sea. Meals such as curry soup and bubble waffle are also delicious.

Business Hours 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekday)
9:00am to 4:00pm (the others)
Closed Open only on Sun. and Mon.
Menu (English) Chicken curry soup : 1,200yen
Bubble waffle : 700yen~
Map No.  7 
Address 1216-355 Kabira, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 395 254*85
Bus (from Kabira Bay) Bus stop name : Yamabare
3-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.2, 8, 11

7 buses / day
14 mins from Kabira Bay by bus
Parking Lot 〇 (10 cars)
Accepted Credit Cards unclear
English unclear
Web https://tabelog.com/en
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Accommodations around Kabira Bay

There is no supermarket around Kabira Bay. In addition, many restaurants are closed at night and there are only a few restaurants where you can eat dinner.

joya

This guest house has a bathroom in all rooms.

Address 920-1 kabira, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 422 754*84
Bus Bus stop name : Kabira Park
1-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11
11 buses / day (from Bus Terminal)

3 buses / day (from Airport)
Map No.  1 
Price range economical
Room type western・Japanese
View ×
WiFi
Parking Lot
Handicapped-accessible room ×
Web http://www.jo-ya.jp/
(in Japanese)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Lulaliya

It is a guest house where all rooms are private rooms.

Address 921-1 kabira, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 422 753*54
Bus Bus stop name : Kabira Park
2-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11

11 buses / day (from Bus Terminal)
3 buses / day (from Airport)
Map No.  2 
Price range economical
Room type western
View ×
WiFi
Parking Lot 〇 (7 cars)
Handicapped-accessible room ×
Web https://www.lulaliya.com/
(in Japanese)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

SORAYADO

It is a guest house operated by a diving shop.

Address 861 kabira, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 451 022*34
Bus Bus stop name : Kabira Rotary
1-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11

11 buses / day (from Bus Terminal)
3 buses / day (from Airport)
Map No.  3 
Price range economical
Room type western
View ×
WiFi
Parking Lot 〇 (4 cars)
Handicapped-accessible room ×
Web http://go2k.net/sorayado/
(in Japanese)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

iriwa

It is a dormitory with private rooms.

Address 599 kabira, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 451 136*67
Bus Bus stop name : Kabira Rotary
1-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11

11 buses / day (from Bus Terminal)
3 buses / day (from Airport)
Map No.  4 
Price range economical
Room type western・domitory
View ×
WiFi
Parking Lot
Handicapped-accessible room ×
Web https://en.iriwa.org/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Rental Shop for mopeds and bicycles

This is the only rental shop in this area.

*No new information was found.

Rental Shop Supanki

Business Hours 9:00am to 8:00pm
Closed unclear
Map No.  1 
Rental Goods moped : 3,000yen/day
bicycle : 1,500yen/day
Accepted Credit Cards unclear
English unclear
Web

Map around Kabira Ishigaki area


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