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Okinawa Ishigaki Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ishigaki Okinawa Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Their new airport (relocated and 100 remodeled) was excellent. It was clean, very easy to navigate, and since there are many foreigners visiting Ishigaki for diving, swimming, and fishing (excellent beaches and diving spots) most signs are in English.  –  a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Ishigaki Okinawa Airport.

What to Expect

  • Located on Ishigaki Island, serving flights to major Japanese cities and surrounding islands.
  • Domestic and International terminals both offer shops and restaurants.
  • Many amenities are available including mobile charging, luggage lockers and more.
  • The airport is not open 24 hours.

Where to Sleep

  • As of January 2019, we have no sleep-related reviews.  Write a review to help future travelers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Paid Waiting Room – Location: Domestic Terminal, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door, 5,000 Yen/ hour. This is not a traditional lounge but offers a quiet place with 24 seats and a private washroom area.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ishigaki Okinawa Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Okinawa EXES Ishigakijima – (2.8 Miles from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Ishigaki Resort Hotel – (3.1 Miles from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Resort In Rasso Ishigaki – (5.4 Miles from the airport) Shuttle info if available.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ishigaki Okinawa Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

At the time of this update, we do not have information WiFi availability.  If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

A paid internet terminal is available in the Domestic Terminal before check-in.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Domestic Terminal side, Landside.

Baby Care Facilities – Nursing rooms are available. Locations: Domestic Terminal* (Landside, Main Entrance, 1st Floor • Airside, 2nd Floor) • International Terminal (Airside). * Electric kettle available in these locations.

Baggage Carts – Information not available.

Currency Exchange – Foreign currency machines are available. Location: Domestic Terminal, near Main Entrance. Note: You can exchange foreign currency (bills only) into Japanese yen but not yen into foreign currency.

Duty Free & Shopping – It is not known if Duty Free shopping available. The airport offers a small variety of shops selling souvenirs.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour restaurants available. Most restaurants are open from 7:00AM – 8:30PM. All restaurants are available Landside in the Domestic Terminal, Airside only offers snacks, ice cream, coffee, etc. Vending machines are also available (Domestic Terminal only).

Information Desk – Available in the Arrival Lobby, Domestic Terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage lockers can be found in the Domestic Terminal, 1st Floor. Rates per day (until 12:00AM): 100 Yen/small – 200 Yen/Medium – 300 Yen/Large – 500/Yen Extra Large.

Mobile Charging – Chairs with power outlets can be found near Mirumiru Hompo and Starbucks in the Domestic Food Court (1st Floor). Paid charging stations for mobile phones can be found behind the Information Counter. If you forgot a charging cable you can rent one (starting at 200 Yen for 2 hours) at the Tourism & Business Support at the Domestic Arrival Lobby Service Counter (1st Floor).

Pharmacy – Drug 11 is available in the Domestic Terminal, 1st Floor. Hours: 7:30AM – 8:00PM.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox located at the entrance to the terminal.

Rest Zones – Information not available.

Showers – Information not available.

Smoking – Dedicated smoking rooms are available Airside in both the Domestic and International Terminals.

Airport Hours

The Domestic Terminal is open 6:30AM – 10:00PM while the International is open according to check-in times of the airlines.  China Airlines opens 2 hours before the first departure and Hong Kong Express opens 2.5 hours before first departure.

Airlines

As of January 2019, Ishigaki Airport is served by the following airlines: All Nippon Airways • China Airlines • Hong Kong Express • Japan Trans Airlines • Peach Aviation • Ryukyu Air Commuter • Solaseed Air • Vanilla Air.



Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport is connected to the city center via a bus that stops outside the terminal. The trip to the city center takes about 45 minutes, runs every 15 minutes and costs 500 – 540 yen.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available outside the airport. A ride to the city center takes about 30 minutes.

Rental Car

There are rental car companies on site in the parking area. A shuttle bus will connect you to the airport.

Last updated: 2019-02-04

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.