The fresh-feeling hotel on Ishigaki Island that also functions as a gallery
Hotel Emerald Isle Ishigakijima is the southernmost renovated hotel in Japan. Not only does it offer simple, clean guest rooms; it also functions as an exhibition and gallery venue, exhibiting works by artists and creators from Ishigaki Island and elsewhere, including the likes of Okinawan illustrator and designer pokke104. Regular exhibitions are held in the hotel’s second-floor event space. The hotel offers various other services, including omusubi (rice ball) packed breakfasts. Its location is also pleasingly convenient, within walking distance of the ferry terminal for visiting other islands.
Hotel Emerald Isle Ishigakijima
Address: 7-14 Misakicho, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa
Hours: Check in after 3pm, Check out by 10am
Closed: N/A (open every day)