Miyara River Mangrove SUP or Canoeing at Ishigaki, Okinawa


Go stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing on Ishigaki Island's Miyara River, a nationally designated natural monument that's known for its dense mangrove forests. Enjoy the view as you take a leisurely paddle down the Miyara's tranquil waters.


  • Beginner-friendly — your friendly guide will assist you throughout this activity
  • Marvel at the natural beauty of the Miyara River, a national treasure
  • Canoe or paddleboard down the Miyara River and its mangrove forests
  • 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 • 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, 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.


Get an up-close encounter with natural wonders that you won't find on mainland Japan (Honshu) — go stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing on Ishigaki Island's Miyara River. The longest river flowing through Ishigaki Island, the Miyara is a designated natural monument of Japan. It's surrounded by dense mangrove forests — trees that only grow in tropical and subtropical climates. The mangrove forests here are one of the best-known on Ishigaki Island! Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fairly new marine sport that has become popular in recent years. Despite the name, you can either stand or sit on your sturdy paddleboard as you paddle down the water. It's relatively easy to learn — you'll get the hang of it in no time, and you'll be amazed to know that paddleboards offer a lot more stable than you can imagine! Meanwhile, canoeing needs no introduction — this water activity has been popular for a long time. Book now to refresh yourself as you paddle on the Miyara River's clear, tranquil waters; see mangrove forests up close; and enjoy the vivid-blue sky!

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