Taketomi, Kohama, Iriomote and Hateruma are popular remote islands in Okinawa. Ishigaki Island is the base access point for those remote islands. Ishigaki Port is located on the southern part of Ishigaki Island and operates numerous ferries every day.
Transportation on Ishigaki Island is the same as Miyakojima - bus, taxi or rental car only. Since the number of buses are limited, it is convenient to use a rental car in order to enjoy the island freely. Kabira Bay, the Tamatorizaki Observatory, the Hirakubo Lighthouse and the Uganzaki Lighthouse are popular driving destinations.
Ishigaki Island has car rental service offices in the central part of the port city in addition to the area surrounding the airport. It is convenient to go to the central part of the city by bus based on your arrival time at the airport and then go to a car rental service office as needed.