Tamatorizaki Observation Deck
Tamatorisaki observatory is located in the northeast district of Ishigaki Island, on the heights, it overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Along the greenway to the observatory, the hibiscus has bloomed all over. The whole view of Funakuyaa, which continues to the Hirakubo peninsula, can be overlooked from the observatory.
An excellent spot for a picture shoot. The scenery features a blue and green sea, Mt. Hanna, as well as numerous flowering plants. On a clear day, this observation point can provide a postcard picture-perfect snapshot.
It is renowned for watching the sunrise on New Year’s Day, and you can also see Ibaruma Bay and Hirakubozaki from there! It is the observation viewpoint that overlooks both the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea. It is also a good place to see the Hibiscuses flowers, which bloom there all year around.
Hirakubozaki Observatory (Yaeyama-Shitan of Hirakubo) is a famous point for fishing and is located on the northern end of Ishigaki Island. On the other side, a ranch can be seen on the hill where a loose curve continues from the observatory. Cows leisurely eating grass can be seen in the pastureland. It is famous here as a place where the beautiful setting sun can be looked at, and Tarama Island can be overlooked on a fine day.
After a short walk up a small trail, you will see grass flailing in the wind, sparkling water, and the solitary white lighthouse. Sometimes cattle also graze in the calm pasture. All of the above join to create a scenic point that allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature. If it’s not too windy and if you can find parking, there is a small hill that you can climb up.
The top of the hill would be a perfect place to sit down and take a break or even have a light lunch. Most of the time, this area is very busy and parking space is scarce. If you drive to the area of Hirakubo, there is also a dirt road that you can take. This dirt road will lead you to the northern part of Ishigaki Island. This area is beautiful because there are very few people but lots of nature.
Although you may see some horses and cows. If you have the 4-wheel drive then you will be able to go on the road but, if not then you will have to walk the path yourself. If you walk the path, it will take you about 3 hours to reach the end of the peninsula. People say that the fishing off of this area is excellent.