Walking at Kariba Bay Japan
Walking at Kariba Bay, Japan
A few hours before the typhoon arrived on Ishigaki Island, I am going to Kariba Bay. Kabira Bay is one of the most photographed tourist places of the island of Ishigaki. Today, I can not confirm if the waters are really trurquoise as guides and ads promise. But one resident told me that I’m very lucky, for photographs, because all the glass-bottomed boats that reveal the beauty of the ocean’s coral reefs are gone to protect from the typhoon.
So after to park the car in the parking lot in front of the small shops, I descended until the white sand beach. There are no tourist, while positioned on the northwest coast of the island, Kabira attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Even if the sky is not blue, the sea have not her habitually turquoise color, the place is beautiful and very peaceful.
Access to Kabira Bay:
Kabira is located around 30 minutes from Ishigaki’s city center by car.
There are also bus services which connect both the city center and the airport with Kabira bay. The main bus terminal can be found behind the large “uminchukan” building and is near the Ohara Hotel. This is very close to the remote island terminal ferry. Please check the times before leaving because the schedules change frequently. There is a bus that will take you directly from the airport to the town area. This bus leaves every 40 minutes and the last bus is at 7:20pm. The airport bus is only 200 yen to ride. For those staying in the downtown area, you may want to ride this bus until you get to the bus terminal. You can also buy a 5 day airport line and Kabira line bus ticket for 1000 yen. For a 5 day all line bus pass, the cost is 2000 yen.