However, in a small play on words (or characters, should I say) the kanji in our shop name are not the usual symbols, but instead those for “time”, “play”, and “person.” Although phonetically read the same way, the meaning behind these characters describe what we, at Jiyujin, strive to do everyday.
Now, here’s where we get deep. To us, these characters symbolize the beauty in the finite time we have in our lives. The beauty comes when we realize that we must spend as much time as we can, playing or enjoying our lives while meeting and learning about the people with whom we share this world. Wow, still with me right? Good! Well, with this in mind, we want everyone to enjoy the time we can spend together surrounded by the breathtaking Yaeyama ocean without a single care or worry.
Since English is the global language, we give our tours in both English and Japanese so travelers from all over the globe can fully enjoy their time with us in Ishigaki.
Become a jiyujin. It`s time to be free.
All passengers must bring their own towel and swimwear.
Plans and availability may be subject to change due to various weather and ocean conditions.
Experience the ocean like you've never done before in an unforgetable diving adventure. Our professional diving-coaches will guide you through a whole new world, waiting for you to be discovered. In order to present you the best possible experience, we use a full-face-mask - especially designed for beginners, assuring your comfort and safety by being able to breath through your mouth as well as your nose. Before diving, you also have the opportunity to experience the beautiful reefs while snorkeling.
Go for a scenic drive around the stunning coastline of Ishigaki! Good for those who wish to stay on land and experience all the sights of the northern shore. Let our guide show you around while you explore and snorkel at picturesque beaches and admire famous viewpoints such as Kabira Bay, the Blue Cave, and Hirakubo Lighthouse. Feel at ease on the peaceful shoreline where you are free to snorkel among the brightly colored fish or soak up some sun on the beach. For lunch, enjoy a complimentary locally made bento, surrounded by the beauty of the island.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise out to sea as the harsh afternoon heat begins to mellow. Experience, first-hand, the beauty of the Yaeyama oceans and reefs,recognized among the world’s finest for snorkeling. Watch as the Okinawan sky turns vibrant shades of red and orange on a serene sail back to shore.
* Snorkeling gear,boating fee and insurance are included.
Swim with Ishigaki’s famous manta rays!
Our experienced guides will take you on a scenic boat ride to “Manta City” and observe the peaceful animals in their natural habitat.
Take an off-the-beaten-path tour to Yaeyama’s most secluded island of Panari, Aragusuku. With a population of only ten people, Panari boasts pristine and essentially untouched beaches earning its rank as one of the clearest waters in the world. Discover the beauty of this isolated island, which can only be reached by private boats. For lunch, enjoy a complimentary, locally made bento surrounded by the amazing views. Spend the rest of your time snorkeling among the reefs off the island of Kuroshima, famous for its clear blue waters and wealth of tropical ocean life.
* Snorkeling gear, lunch, boating fee and insurance are included.
Ishigaki's near islands feature some of the most beautiful sandbars, stunning nature, emerald-colored water and the versatile sea-life. We take you on an unforgetable adventure to the famous Phantom-Island with it's scenic view and crystal-clear water - perfect for taking pictures and spend some quality time before discovering the colorful sealife underwater with our experienced snorkeling-guide. If you wish, you may also combine this with a trial-diving.
FREE pick up and drop off within the ishigaki city area and from Taketomi Island.
Taketomi Island pick up for boat tours only.
Reservations・Contact / English OK!
*Please make all reservations (except Dusk Tour) at least 1 day in advance.