Ishigaki is an island west of Okinawa and the largest island of the Yaeyama Island group. It is the southernmost inhabited Japanese island. Ishigaki Airport is the largest airport in the Yaeyama's and Japan's largest third-class airport.
Ishigaki Island, like the rest of Okinawa, takes cultural influences from both Japan and China due to its location between China and mainland Japan.
Ishigaki was originally founded in 1908 as Yaeyama Village, an amalgamation of the Ishigaki, &#332;hama, and Miyara magiri. In 1914 it was renamed to Ishigaki Village, and grew to become Ishigaki Town in 1926.
Diving and snorkeling in Ishigakijima is a famous outdoor activity.
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Viaggio: Japan 2010
Okinawa is great.
Viaggio: Okinawa 2010
Visit to Okinawa, mostly for diving. We dived several sites at the Kerama islands, near Naha, the main city of Okinawa, and Taketomi, next to Ishigaki island.
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