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Access map to Okinawa and Ishigaki
To get to Kanpira-so from Ishigaki
     Take a flight from major airports in Japanese main Islands to Ishigaki Airport via Naha (a direct flight to Ishigaki is available from Tokyo (Haneda), Osaka (Kansai) and Fukuoka).  
     From Ishigaki Airport, take a taxi or a route bus to Ishigaki Port (rito-sanbashi) (fare being 200 yen by bus and 700~800 yen by taxi).  When arriving at Ishigaki by a sea route, it takes about 15 minutes from the ferry terminal to the rito-sanbashi by walk.  
     From the rito-sanbashi, take a rapid boat of An-ei Kanko or Yaeyama Kanko Ferry, bound for Uehara Port.  Take care not to take a boat bound for Ohara Port.  The fare of the rapid boat is, one-way 2,000 yen, round trip 3,800 yen, half price for children.  Even though a sail bound for Uehara is canceled due to a bad weather condition, in some cases you can get to our hotel through Ohara (when the Ohara route is available).   
Time table of rapid boats
An-ei Kanko Yaeyama Kanko Ferry
IshigakiUehara UeharaIshigaki IshigakiUehara UeharaIshigaki
6:40 7:20   7:30 8:10   6:40 7:20 7:30 8:10
8:30 9:10   9:2010:00   8:30 9:10   9:2010:00  
9:00 9:40   10:0010:40   9:00 9:40   9:5010:30  
9:3010:10   10:2011:00  
10:0010:40   11:0011:40   10:3011:00   11:2012:00  
11:0011:40   12:0012:40  
13:3014:10   14:3015:10   12:4013:20   13:3014:10  
14:3015:10   15:2016:00   14:4015:20   15:3016:10  
16:1016:50   17:0017:40   16:1016:50   17:0017:40  
16:4017:20   17:3018:10   16:3017:10   17:2018:00  
17:2018:00   18:1018:50   17:0017:40   17:5018:30  
runs during Apr., 1 ~ Sep., 30.  runs during Oct., 1 ~ Mar., 30.  runs during Jul., 1 ~ Aug, 31.

     For group tourists and repeating tourists to Iriomote, a book of coupon tickets is advantageous.  10~40 tickets of the coupon are available and the prices of those are totally the same for An-ei Kanko and Yaeyama Kanko Ferry.  When the Uehara line is canceled due to a bad weather condition and when the Ohara route is available, you can utilize the Ohara line with the coupon ticket (including a limousine bus from Ohara to Uehara).  Although the coupon tickets are valid without time limit, some added charge will necessitate when the normal charges will be altered.  For the repeating tourists to Iriomote, 10 tickets of the coupon may be convenient to consume for 2~3 years.
Charge of a book coupon tickets
Price Unit price
10 tickets 16000 yen 1600 yen
20 tickets 31000 yen 1550 yen
30 tickets 45000 yen 1500 yen
40 tickets 58000 yen 1450 yen
     Also, cargo ferries (boats carrying both cargo and passengers) which run Ishigaki - Hatoma - Uehara are available.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we have a cargo ferry called "Paikaji" of An-ei Kanko, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, that of "Kariyushi" or "Heiseimaru" of Yaeyama Kanko Ferry runs.  You can carry a motorbike and a car by those ferries.  The fare of Ishigaki -Uehara for only a person costs 1,380 yen for both companies, and the time table is as follows.
Time table of cargo ferries
Company Ishigaki (departure) Hatoma (arrival) Hatoma (departure) Uehara (arrival) Uehara (departure) Ishigaki (arrival)
Mon. An-ei 13:00 14:20 14:50 15:05 15:40 17:00
Tue. Yaeyama 9:30 11:40 11:55 12:25 14:00 16:20
Ishigaki (departure) Uehara (arrival) Uehara (departure) Hatoma (arrival) Hatoma (departure) Ishigaki (arrival)
Wed. An-ei 13:00 14:20 14:50 15:05 15:40 17:00
Ishigaki (departure) Hatoma (arrival) Hatoma (departure) Uehara (arrival) Uehara (departure) Ishigaki (arrival)
Thu. Yaeyama 9:30 11:40 11:55 12:25 14:00 16:20
Fri. An-ei 13:00 14:20 14:50 15:05 15:40 17:00
Sat. Yaeyama 9:30 11:40 11:55 12:25 14:00 16:20
     From Uehara Port, you can easily get to Kanpira-so by walk. If you have much luggage with you, please inform us your arrival time to Uehara in advance, and we will pick you up there to Kanpira-so by car.
     Kanpira-so is located at the center of Uehara Village, where is very convenient because with some souvenir shops, supermarkets and diving services.  Also, Kanpira-so faces the sea, having some ocean-viewed rooms upstairs.

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