Kabira Bay

Is this the most beautiful beach in Japan?

By Mandy Bartok    - 1 min read

There are many beautiful sights on Ishigaki Island but only one has earned the coveted three-star rating in the Michelin guidebook. Visitors make the trek to the northwestern coast of Ishigaki to marvel at the turquoise-colored waters here, framed by Ishigaki's jungle-green mountains. While you can't swim in the clear waters, you can enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour to get a close-up look at the ocean's inhabitants. There is a small shrine on the hillside above the beach and a few food and souvenir stalls near the parking lot.

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Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 9 years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo.