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Enjoy the endless blue of Shiraho and its coral

With blue skies, blue seas, and blue coral, Shiraho is a town in the southeast corner of Ishigaki Island .

Don't Miss

  • The stunning blue coral colonies
  • Snorkeling and other marine activities

How to Get There

The area can only be accessed by car or by foot.

Shiraho Beach is around five minutes by car or around 50 minutes on foot south from Painushima Ishigaki Airport. There is no public transportation to the area.

Quick Facts

The area is home to over 120 different types of coral

One of the best ways to explore is by joining a snorkeling tour

Up close with the coral

The beach has a beautiful stretch of sand, but one of the main draws is the collection of coral. The area is home to more than 120 kinds of corals, including a large community of blue corals said to be the oldest and largest in the northern hemisphere.

An idyllic spot for diving

This is an idyllic spot for diving, exploring the fabulous blue coral, and viewing the exotic fish. On a snorkeling tour, guides will take you to some of the best spots and provide information about the coral and the fish. There are also boats with glass bottoms that operate at high-tide, so you can get up close to the coral without getting wet.

A protected natural environment

The local people of Shiraho are very aware of the environmental impact of tourism. For those wanting to enjoy the stunning beauty of the coral reefs, it is best to sign up for an official guided tour to ensure you are following the local rules and regulations.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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