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Asian Charms | 53 Nights | Departs Mar 11, 2015

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Ishigaki, Japan

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Ishigaki, Japan-port

Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, Ishigaki is the political, cultural and economic center of the Yaeyama Islands. Renowned for its stunning beaches and natural beauty, Ishigaki is also popular for those wishing to visit the islands of the Yaeyama archipelago—including Kohama, Kuroshima and Taketomi—as well as its vibrant nightlife.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Glass-Bottom Boat Ride & Textile Factory
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Highlights of Iriomote
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Highlights of Ishigaki
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Ishigaki
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Pottery Factory & Beach Break
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Scenic Drive and Shopping
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Glass-Bottom Boat Ride & Textile Factory

    Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: ish-004

    Behold Ishigaki’s brilliant marine life on a glass-bottom boat and then learn how cotton textiles are woven and dyed for traditional items such as kimono sashes.

    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive around ladle-shaped Ishigaki Island, a natural paradise of secluded coves, beautiful beaches and subtropical vistas rarely associated with Japan. The attitude throughout is exceptionally laid-back and friendly, especially in the countryside on the way to Kabira Bay, home to the island’s finest beach.

    Upon arriving, you will board your glass-bottom boat on the beach and then begin cruising through the bay. You can expect to see brilliantly colored fish, giant clams and coral reefs in the turquoise waters where black pearls are cultivated primarily for export. Of all the destinations on Ishigaki, Kabira Bay is among the most photographed and with good reason.

    Following your cruise, you will enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch at a local restaurant. While the exact dishes will depend on which ingredients are freshest, you are likely to find a delectable soba noodle soup on the menu. It’s often topped with a fish cake or boneless pork ribs.

    Next, you will discover how traditional cotton sashes are woven at the Mineya Minsa textile factory. For hundreds of years, brides-to-be have created patterns on sashes to express their love for their future husbands, and the factory is known for re-creating the most time-honored ones. During the tour, you may create your own patterned handkerchief using dyes from the island’s indigenous plants. Afterwards, you will return by coach back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes sandy surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those with mobility concerns as the glass-bottom boat is boarded from a sandy beach rather than a dock or pier. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests who wish to make any purchases ashore should bring Japanese Yen with them.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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