Ishigaki Island Stargazing & Night Jungle Tour in Okinawa

Overview

See the tropical paradise that is Okinawa's Ishigaki Island (Ishigakijima) in a completely different light on this night tour! Spot elusive wildlife as you explore a subtropical jungle, and gaze up at the starry sky.

Highlights

  • A popular nighttime activity — one of the recommended things to do on Ishigaki at night
  • See elusive nocturnal creatures that are hard to come by in Honshu's (mainland Japan) forests
  • One of Japan's best places for stargazing — Ishigaki is the first location in Japan to be designated an International Dark Sky Place
  • Guests of all ages welcome — this is a child-friendly, family-friendly, and senior-friendly tour

Key Information

Important Information

• This tour will push through in the event of light rain, but it may be canceled at the host's discretion depending on the weather and other conditions. If we will have to cancel this tour, we will contact you to refund or reschedule • The stargazing venue for this tour will vary depending on the season, weather, and other conditions • This tour is only conducted in Japanese - The jungle can be moist and humid, but you will also need to protect yourself from insect bites, so please dress appropriately. We recommend weather-proof, waterproof clothing that's long enough to cover your arms and legs, but still easy to move around in - There are no rest stops or toilets on the itinerary, so please be sure to use the restroom before the tour - Intoxicated guests will not be allowed to join this tour; they will be turned away without refund - Please be punctual; if you will be late, please contact us for further instructions 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.

Description

With white-sand beaches and clear waters, Ishigaki Island (Ishigakijima), like Okinawa's other islands, is a haven for marine activities. But don't just explore Ishigaki during the day — see a completely different side of this tropical paradise on this night tour! Like the rest of Okinawa, Ishigaki's climate is subtropical, which not only means that it's warmer than most of Honshu (mainland Japan), but also that it has its own unique flora and fauna. On this tour, get acquainted with the island's distinctive ecosystem as you embark on a jungle expedition to see rare, elusive nocturnal creatures. Your guide will take you to recommended spots for spotting the area's endemic wildlife. If you're lucky, you might even spot huge coconut crabs — despite their gigantic size, fear not; they're harmless! You'll also get ample time for stargazing. Ishigaki is Japan's first location to be designated an International Dark Sky Place (IDSP) — a place that's accredited by an international program to conserve the beauty of the night sky. Locations that make efforts to minimize light pollution through lighting ordinances, responsible urban planning, keeping artificial lighting minimal, and more are bestowed this recognition. This badge of honor means that at Ishigaki, you're sure to get a fantastic, unobstructed view of the starry night sky. Book now for a nighttime adventure on Ishigaki Island!

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