There are many activities unique to the northern peninsula of Ishigaki Island. Sabani tours, horseback riding, paragliding, SUP, kayaking, etc. can all be enjoyed in the vicinity. The nearby beach offers opportunities for snorkelling and yoga. Provided skies are clear, gazing at the night skies from the garden is a must-do activity too.
Of course, activities like reading a book, sleeping, or enjoying wine and awamori all day long are also recommended alternatives for being a bit less active.
Eric van Rijn
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Eric van Rijn has been living in Japan for over 20 years. After his studies in Japan, he has pursued a professional career in international business in Tokyo and Osaka for over 10 years. Having visited Okinawa frequently after his first trip to these beautiful islands in 2006, he moved to Ishigaki in 2016. Here, he established Nohoho and has been running ViLLA Nohoho since 2020 on top of consulting activities.
Nohoho is a local business officially recognized by the Kuura Community Center since 2021.