Ishigaki Island Mangrove Forest SUP or Canoeing Sunrise Tour


Start your day in Ishigaki with a sunrise tour of the Miyara River mangroves! An expert guide will bring you to Ishigaki’s best sunrise spot, and take you out on the waters by canoe or SUP for an experience you’ll never forget.


  • Enjoy stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing in Ishikagi
  • See an incredible sunrise from atop the waters at the mouth of the Miyara River
  • Visit the Miyara River mangroves, a National Natural Monument
  • Beginner-friendly — your friendly guide will assist you throughout the entire tour
  • Photography service included — get digital copies of your photos after the tour

Key Information

Important Information

• In principle, this tour will push through rain or shine, but it may be canceled at the host's discretion in the event of inclement weather. In this case, we will contact you to refund or reschedule • The order of the activities varies depending on the season and other conditions • This tour is only conducted in Japanese - Please be sure to check email from us; we may contact you for further joining instructions and/or emergency cancellations - Please gather at the meeting point already dressed in clothes that you don't mind getting wet - Toilets may be hard to come by at some stops on the itinerary, so please be sure to use the restroom before the tour - Please be punctual; if you will be late, please contact us for further instructions - Guests who are intoxicated will not be allowed to participate; there will be no refunds - Free pick-up is only offered for those staying at hotels in southern Ishigaki. For those availing of hotel pick-up, please check email from us for the pick-up time and other details Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.


This early-morning tour takes you to the mouth of the Miyara River, which is famous for the mangrove trees that are symbolic of Ishigaki Island. Here, you'll try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or canoeing, and watch the sun come up over the iconic forest. You’ll meet your guide before it gets light, who’ll take you to the mouth of the Miyara River in all its pre-dawn tranquility. Cruising the placid waters before sunrise is blissfully peaceful, but the real magic is when the sun rises above the forest and sparkles on the glittering waters all around you. This tour also includes a photography service — your guide will take photos with a waterproof camera. After the tour, you'll receive digital copies of the photos — memories of your Ishigaki adventure! This tour is beginner-friendly, so don't worry if you lack experience in any of the activities on the itinerary. Your guide will provide safety equipment and assist you throughout. And since the tour finishes between 07:15 and 08:30 depending on the season, it’s a perfect activity to squeeze in on the last day of your visit!

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