I met a man who is over 60 years old in the hotel(guest house). I talked with him in the lounge space for a couple of hours in total. He brought me his favorite cafe. I had lunch in it. The coffee is bitter and mild. I liked it :)
Ishigaki island is “city” comparing to the other small island. There are cars and people. (Speed of the car is much slower than Tokyo, surprisingly even ambulance) The hotel is a bit far from the central but there are supermarket, rental video, McDonald’s,,,, so it’s just like a city in country side in Japan. The difference is that this is island in the south. You can see the beautiful view from cafe. I went to a cafe, called “Puff Puff” (pronounce pu-ka-pu-ka). there is terrace seat which you can see the ocean. I ordered desert set, which is 700 JPY. Unfortunately it’s cloudy sky though it’s still very beautiful.
I rent a bycicle in hotel, which is 100 JPY for 3 hours. I went to the central which took 10 min ride and ate Yaeyama Soba(八重山そば). This is not greasy like ramen. Very simple taste though I like this very much. Please try this when you visit the island.