Visit a local craft market

Ishigaki has many local craft markets. Yakimono matsuri, the Ishigaki pottery festival, takes place at the end of the year. Japan is the place for handmade pottery. Potters here learned from teachers all around Japan and abroad. Find beautiful handmade ceramics from ...

Join the Ishigaki marathon

Several sports events are organized in Ishigaki. Many locals, Japanese as well as foreigners like to join these events and experience the positive vibe and stunning nature.

Visit Angama festival

I had the chance to see how local Ishigaki people celebrate and perform the traditional Angama dance during the Bon festival. Such a special moment. I heard drums slowly moving towards the house. Two characters with masks represented ancestral spirits Ushumai (old ...