Yaeyama Palm Grove – Instagram photo spots on Ishigakijima

Yaeyama Palm Grove

*This article confirmed the information in June 2022.

  Contents 
Welcome to Yaeyama Palm Grove
How to get to Yaeyama Palm Grove
Go to Yaeyama Palm Grove by route bus
Go to Yaeyama Palm Grove by taxi
Go to Yaeyama Palm Grove by rental car
Facility Information of Yaeyama Palm Grove
Photo spots around the Yaeyama Palm Grove
Cafe around Yaeyama Palm Grove
Accommodations around Yaeyama Palm Grove
Map around Yaeyama Palm Grove

Welcome to Yaeyama Palm Grove

More photos : Instagram

You can see palm trees that are endemic to Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island.
This palm forest has a walkway. The walkway is maintained, but the palm forest is managed in a state close to nature, and you can feel the jungle explore feeling.
The walkway is about 100m long. You can go even if you are wearing sandals.

Sightseeing in Yaeyama Palm Grove takes about 30 minutes. The standard sightseeing course is to go to the palm forest walkway and then visit the Satake Yaeyama Palm Memorial Hall, which is often posted on Instagram.


How to get to Yaeyama Palm Grove

Yaeyama Palm Grove is located in the central part of Ishigaki Island. It is about 40 minutes by car from the city center (around the Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port) and about 25 minutes from Ishigaki Airport. You can get to Yaeyama Palm Grove by route bus, rental car or taxi.

The Yaeyama Palm Grove is close to the nearest bus stop, so you can also get there by route bus. But there are not many buses.

Go to Yaeyama Palm Grove by route bus (Azuma Bus)

It is about a 4-minute walk from the nearest bus stop. But there are only 5 buses a day, so you need to plan and go there.

How to get to Yaeyama Palm Grove by bus
 Bus stop name 
Yonehara Palm tree ( 4-minute walk to Yaeyama Palm Grove)

 Bus Route 
 From Bus Terminal (5 buses / day) No.2(840yen), 8(840yen), 11(870yen)
 From Airport (3 buses / day) No.3(1,050yen), 11(510yen)

Azuma Bus Schedules from Bus Terminal

*Latest bus schedule as of June 2022

There are 5 buses a day from the Bus Terminal to Yaeyama Palm Grove. There are three routes buses bound for Yaeyama Palm Grove, but we recommend route No.2 or No.8 bus. These route bus run along the seaside road. Therefore, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea from the bus.
When you go to the palm forest, you can see the sea on the left side, so the seat on the left side is recommended.

The bus fare from Bus Terminal to Yaeyama Palm Grove is 840 yen or 870 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 
56 minutes – 58 minutes (It depends on the route.)
 Fare 
840 yen or 870 yen (It depends on the route.)

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Route2 (PDF:0.4MB)
Route3 (PDF:0.4MB)

Route8 (PDF:0.4MB)

Route11 (PDF:0.4MB)

Azuma Bus Schedules from Airport

*Latest bus schedule as of June 2022

There is a bus from Ishigaki Airport to Yaeyama Palm Grove. Therefore, when you arrive at Ishigaki Airport, you can take the route bus from the airport to Yaeyama Palm Grove.

However, considering the departure time, there are only two route buses from the airport (12 pm or 3 pm) a day. In addition, Yaeyama Palm Gloves do not have lockers, so large baggage may interfere with your sightseeing.

The bus fare Ishigaki Airport to Yaeyama Palm Grove is 510 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).

 Riding Time 
23 minutes
 Fare 
510 yen

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Route2 (PDF:0.4MB)
Route3 (PDF:0.4MB)

Route11 (PDF:0.4MB)

Yaeyama Palm Grove Bus trip Best Plan

This is a proposal for a plan to enjoy the area around Yaeyama Palm Grove with only a route bus. It is an active plan to go to the Yaeyama Palm Grove and Kabira Bay.

 Best Plan 
1. Route No.9「Bus Terminal」 Dep. (9:35) 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. Lunch at “Oi-shi-sa-gu” in Kabira Bay
5. Route No.11「Kabira Park」 Dep. (1:04pm) get off 「Yonehara Palm tree」(1:24pm)
6. Enjoy Yaeyama Palm Grove
7. Take a walk on the beach with “Blue Cave on Ishigakijima
8. Route No.11「Yonehara Palm tree」 Dep. (3:23pm) get off 「Yamabare」(3:29pm)
9. Tea time while looking the sea at Carib Cafe
10. Route No.11「Yamabare」Dep. (4:18pm) get off 「Bus Terminal」(5:21pm)

Go to Yaeyama Palm Grove by taxi

There is no taxi stand at Yaeyama Palm Grove. Even if you call a taxi, you may have to wait about 30 minutes because it comes from city center.

Taxi fare and riding time
  Approximate fare  
Airport Yaeyama Palm Grove : 3,500
Bus Terminal Yaeyama Palm Grove : 4,000

  Riding Time  
Airport Yaeyama Palm Grove : About 25 minutes
Bus Terminal Yaeyama Palm Grove : About 40 minutes

Go to Yaeyama Palm Grove by rental car

The Omoto Tunnel, which you pass when going from the airport to Yaeyama Palm Grove, is the only tunnel on 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 Yaeyama Palm Grove by rental car
  address  
491 Fukai, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa
mapcode : 366 398 617*13

  Riding Time  
Airport Yaeyama Palm Grove : About 25 minutes
Bus Terminal Yaeyama Palm Grove : About 40 minutes

  Parking Lot  
Paid parking(About 15 cars)


Facility Information of Yaeyama Palm Grove

Facility of Yaeyama Palm Grove

There is only a juice bar, free parking and a multipurpose toilets around the Yaeyama Palm Grove. If you want to eat lunch or buy souvenirs, go elsewhere.

Yaeyama Palm Grove

Time required for sightseeing
about 30 mins
Business Hours Always
Admission Free
Closed No Closing days
Web
Phone Number
Parking Lot 〇 (Free : about 15 cars)
Toilets 〇(Multipurpose Toilets : 〇)
Locker ×
Easy Access Bad
(There are steps on the walkway of the palm forest.)

Photo spots around the Yaeyama Palm Grove

PalmTree photo spot

We will introduce you to the photo spots of Yaeyama Palm Trees.
The place where many photos are posted on Instagram as pictures of Yaeyama Palm Trees is around the Satake Yaeyama Palm Memorial Hall.

There is Yaeyama palm along the straight road to the memorial hall, and that road is a photo spot. The road does not require you to enter the memorial hall and you can take pictures for free.

If you come to the Yaeyama Palm Grove, why not stop by here?

  How to get to Satake Yaeyama Palm Memorial Hall  
3-minute walk from Yaeyama Palm Grove


Cafe around Yaeyama Palm Grove

Juice bar Papaya

There are no restaurants around Yaeyama Palm Grove. Therefore, we introduce juice bar where you can drink sugar cane juice.

Papaya 100% fruit juice

Have you ever drank sugar cane?

Business Hours 8:30am to 6:00pm
Closed Wed.
Menu (only Japanese) sugar cane juice : 300yen
Pineapple juice : 500yen
Location 1-minute walk from Palm Grove
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Accepted Credit Cards No
English No
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Accommodations around Yaeyama Palm Grove

There is no supermarket and restaurant around Yaeyama Palm Grove. Accommodation in this area is recommended for those who want to relax in a quiet location.

JUSANDI

All-suite villa with only 5 villas on a vast

Address 470 fukai, Ishigaki-shi
mapcode_short MAPCODE 366 428 239*57
Bus Bus stop name : Yonehara Palm tree
5-minute walk from bus stop
Route : No.2, 3, 8, 11
5 buses / day (from Bus Terminal)
3 buses / day (from Airport)
Map No.  1 
Price range Luxury
Room type western
View Ocean View
WiFi
Parking Lot 〇 (5 cars)
Handicapped-accessible room ×
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Map around Yaeyama Palm Grove


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