Ishigaki Island is the commercial hub of the Yaeyama Islands, in Japan's southwestern Okinawa Prefecture. It's known for beaches and sites for snorkeling, diving and surfing. Within Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park lies the Shiraho Reef's rare blue coral. In the interior is Mt. Omoto and other peaks. On the northern Hirakubo Peninsula is the Fukido River, a mangrove forest habitat.
Area: 222.5 sqkm
Population: 47,564 (January 2019)
Prefecture: Okinawa Prefecture
Highest elevation: 525.5 m (1724.1 ft)
Ethnic groups: Ryukyuan, Japanese
Japan Okinawa - Islands 2005
Ishigaki, Taketomi and Iriomoto