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Okinawa Ishigaki Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Okinawa Ishigaki 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

ISG Airport Overview

okinawa ishigaki airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Okinawa Ishigaki Airport (code: ISG), also known as Painushima Ishigaki 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

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

Have you already been to Okinawa Ishigaki airport?  Write a review and share photos from your own experience.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Okinawa EXES Ishigakijima – (5km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Ishigaki Resort Hotel – (5km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

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

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 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 – Need help finding your way? There is an information booth located 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 mailbox located at the terminal entrance.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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.


Ishigaki Airport is served by the following airlines: All Nippon AirwaysChina AirlinesHong Kong Express • Japan Trans Airlines • Peach Aviation • Ryukyu Air Commuter • Solaseed Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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


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: 2020-04-17

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.