How to get to Tamatorizaki Observatory by bus and recommended restaurant information

Tamatorizaki

*This article confirmed the information in November 2021.

  Contents 
Welcome to Tamatorizaki Observatory
How to get to Tamatorizaki Observatory
Go to Tamatorizaki Observatory by route bus
Go to Tamatorizaki Observatory by taxi
Go to Tamatorizaki Observatory by rental car
Facility Information of Tamatorizaki Observatory
Restaurants around Tamatorizaki Observatory
Accommodations around Tamatorizaki Observatory
Map around Tamatorizaki Ishigaki area

Welcome to Tamatorizaki Observatory

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You can see the narrowest part of the Ishigaki Island and you can see the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea at the same time from Tamatorizaki Observatory. In addition, you can enjoy colorful tropical flowers and sea breeze. It is also famous as a place where you can see the sunrise and stars.

There are several restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy the scenery while eating for lunch.

Sightseeing in Tamatorizaki Observatory takes about 30 minutes.

You can see the sea nearby from the observatory, but the beach is not nearby.


How to get to Tamatorizaki Observatory

Tamatorizaki Observatory is located in the northern part of Ishigaki Island. It is about 55 minutes by car from the city center (around Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port) and about 25 minutes from Ishigaki Airport. You can get to Tamatorizaki Observatory by route bus, rental car or taxi.

The observatory is near the bus stop and can be reached by bus. However, there are not many buses to the observatory, and there are no taxis at the observatory. Therefore, it is necessary to plan in consideration of bus schedule.

Go to Tamatorizaki Observatory by route bus (Azuma Bus)

The Observatory is about 3 minutes walk from the bus stop. However, there are only four route buses a day, so be careful about the time.

How to get to Tamatorizaki Observatory by bus

  Bus stop name  
Tamatorizaki ( 3-minute walk to the observatory)

  Bus Route  
From Bus Terminal via airport (4 buses / day)  Route No.  6 

Azuma Bus Schedules from Bus Terminal (via Airport)
  Fare : 920yen (from Bus Terminal), 550yen (from Airport)

*Latest bus schedule as of November 2021

There are two bus routes to the Tamatorizaki Observatory, and there are only four per day. The bus departs from Bus Terminal to Tamatorizaki Observatory via Ishigaki Airport.

The bus fare to Tamatorizaki Observatory is 550 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.

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Route2 (PDF:0.4MB)
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Tamatorizaki Observatory Bus trip Best Plan

This is a proposal for a plan to enjoy the Tamatorizaki Observatory on a route bus.

  Best Plan  
1. Route No.6「Bus Terminal」 Dep. (11:20) get off 「Tamatorizaki」(0:16pm)
2. Enjoy the view from the Tamatorizaki Observatory
3. Lunch while looking at the sea at Sea Forest near Tamatorizaki Observatory
4. Route No.6「Tamatorizaki」 Dep. (2:04pm) get off 「Bus Terminal」(3:00pm)

Go to Tamatorizaki Observatory by taxi

There is no taxi stand at Tamatorizaki Observatory. Even if you call a taxi, you will have to wait about 30 minutes because it comes from the airport. Therefore, those who take a taxi should make a reservation.

Taxi fare and riding time to Tamatorizaki Observatory

  Approximate fare  
Airport Tamatorizaki Observatory : 3,500
Bus Terminal Tamatorizaki Observatory : 5,000

  Riding Time  
Airport Tamatorizaki Observatory : About 25 minutes
Bus Terminal Tamatorizaki Observatory : About 55 minutes

Go to Tamatorizaki Observatory by rental car

There is no traffic light on the way from the airport to Tamatorizaki Observatory. 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 Tamatorizaki Observatory by rental car

  address  
2-730 Ibaruma, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa
mapcode : 366 558 404*62

  Riding Time  
Airport Tamatorizaki Observatory : About 25 minutes
Bus Terminal Tamatorizaki Observatory : About 55 minutes

  Parking Lot  
Free (About 25 cars)


Facility Information of Tamatorizaki Observatory

Tamatorizaki Facility

Tamatorizaki Observatory has free parking lot and toilets. It is about 3 minutes on foot from the bus stop to the observatory, and it is an observatory that can be reached by bus.
In addition, there are restaurants and accommodations around the observatory.

Tamatorizaki Observatory

Time required for sightseeing about 30 min.
Business Hours Always
Admission Free
Closed No Closing days
Web
Phone Number
Parking Lot 〇 (Free, about 25 cars)
Toilets 〇 (Multipurpose Toilets : 〇)
Locker ×
Easy Access Bad
(There is a distance of about 250m from the bus stop to the observatory, and it is a steep uphill.
The distance from the parking lot to the observatory is about 100m, and you can go by wheelchair, but the road is uphill.)

Restaurants around Tamatorizaki Observatory

There are several restaurants and cafes around Tamatorizaki Observatory. You can have lunch while looking at the sea.

*Business hours may have changed.

Restaurant Sea Forest

Restaurant Sea Forest

The restaurant has a bright and calm atmosphere, and you can have lunch while looking at the sea. In addition, you can eat the desert menu from 3pm.
The store is very close to the parking lot of Tamatorizaki Observatory.

Business Hours 11:30am to 4:00pm
Closed Tue., Wed.
Menu (only Japanese) Hashed beef of Ishigaki beef : 1,850yen
Lunch set of Shima Tofu (freshly made  tofu with Okinawa water) : 2,200yen
Location 3-minute walk from Observatory
Map No.  1 
View
Accepted Credit Cards
English unclear
Web http://www.seaforest-ishigaki.com/sub2.html
 (in Japanese)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

UliUli Cafe

Hamburgers are popular at this cafe. However, you cannot see the sea from the cafe.

Business Hours 11:00am to 3:00pm
Closed Thu., Fri.
Menu (English) Hamburger, Spaghetti : 1,300yen~
Sweets Menu : 550yen~
Location 7-minute walk from Observatory
Map No.  2 
View ×
Accepted Credit Cards No
English Good
Web https://uliulicafe.jimdo.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Tamatwuri Shouten

You can eat homemade popsicles that do not contain additives.

Business Hours 11:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Irregular closing days
Menu (English) ice pop : 300yen ~
・Brown sugar milk
・Thick and ripe pineapple
smoothie : 600yen ~
・Thick and ripe Island banana milk
Location 2-minute walk from Observatory
Map No.  3 
View
Accepted Credit Cards No
English unclear
Web https://painushima-hyoka.jimdofree.com/
(in Japanese)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com

Accommodations around Tamatorizaki Observatory

There is no supermarket and convenience store around Tamatorizaki Observatory. In addition, the last bus from the city center is also early, departing at 6:20pm bus terminal.
Accommodation in this area is recommended for those who want to relax in a quiet location.

Glamping Resort Yokabushi

This is an accommodation where you can enjoy glamping and BBQ.

Address 2-737 ibaruma, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 558 097*17
Bus Bus stop name : Tamatorizaki
6-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.3, 6
4 buses / day (from Bus Terminal via Airport)
Map No.  1 
Price range middle
Room type western
View ×
WiFi
Parking Lot 〇 (8 cars)
Handicapped-accessible room ×
Web http://yokabushi.jp/ (in Japanese)

YOISAMA Sunrise Beach House

This is a cottage that can be reserved for one group only per day.

Address 2-374 ibaruma, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 558 592*47
Bus Bus stop name : Tamatorizaki
6-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.3, 6
4 buses / day (from Bus Terminal via Airport)
Map No.  2 
Price range middle
Room type western
View ×
WiFi
Parking Lot 〇 (7 cars)
Handicapped-accessible room ×
Web http://shimayoi.com/index.html
(in Japanese)

Map around Tamatorizaki Ishigaki area


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