Ishigaki Star Gazing Experience

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from/per person ¥3,800
  • ISHIGAKI island


Star Gazing experience  (21:00-22:00 / Every Night from February to November)

The Yaeyama islands are renowned for the quality of star and planetary observation that is possible. This is because of the islands’ location close to the Tropic of Cancer and favorable atmospheric conditions (free of jet streams for example). Because of these conditions and geographic position the Southern cross and some 84 of the known 88 constellations can be viewed from Ishigaki. The stars which can be seen on any one night depends on the season and weather conditions.

Your tour commences by picking you up at one of the times below from your hotel or the ferry terminal. You will be taken to an area close to Miyara Bay which affords a `dark sky`.  you can then relax on a reclining seats and let our guide inform you of the various stars and planets which can be observed that evening. You will also be able to view the stars, or planets through the telescope provided. the tour lasts approximately one hour, after which you will be returned to the original meeting point.

Please note below,

  • The tour may have to be cancelled in the event of poor weather or conditions, and observations are subject to variable levels, depending on cloud cover etc.  In that case we will contact you as soon as we know the cancellation and offer you fully refunding.  Please check your mobile phone at all reasonable time.

  • The tour will be offered in Japanese guidance only.

  • We are available during 8:00~18:00 everyday.  Please contact the guide (+81-980-87-5790) directly after 18:00 if needed.

  • Depends on the cloud condition on the actual day, there may be a possibility that the stars will not be very visible.  We seek your understanding in advance.

  • One child (0 – 5 years old) may join for free per one adult. (No seat)

  • No tour in December and January due to wet weather. However, most of tours in November, February and March are likely to be canceled due to the weather.

  • The bus fare is not included in the tour price and even if the star-gazing tour is cancelled on site, the bus fare cannot be refunded.

  • 100% cancellation fee will be charged in case of no-show on the day.

Pricing(Tax included)


Adult(12 years old or above)

3800 JPY

Child(6 to 11 years old)

2500 JPY

Pick-up bus service

Not available(Covid-19)


Gathering (Ishigaki Hoshizora Farm 石垣島星空ファーム 20:50)

Star gazing tour

Dismissal (Ishigaki Hoshizora Farm 22:00)

Pick up at certain points upon request: subject to addional fare

Hoshizora Farm Meeting Time  20:50
MAP  https://goo.gl/maps/yAz3YdS8RCn

★ Paid bus pick-up points: UPON REQUEST (Not available for now)
① (20:30) Ishigaki Ferry Terminal
② (20:40) ANA Intercontinental Ishigaki Resort
③ (20:55 ) Okinawa EXES Ishigakijima

  <Bus Fare> Round-trip/Cash only
①②Adult  1,500 yen/ kids 1,000 yen
③  Adult  1,000 yen/ kids   500 yen
(Even if she/he is under 5 years old and needs a seat, please keep  it. )

  *Please pay the bus fare directly to the bus company at the time of getting on the bus in cash.
  *The bus fare is different from the age setting of the Star gazing tour fee.

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Online booking should be made at least 2 DAYS in advance.
If you have an urgent request, please contact us during our office hours (7:30-18:00).