How to enjoy ishigaki Island -rent a car, restaurant for vegan –

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こんには!最近外国人観光客急増中の沖縄からminaです!
今日は趣向を変えて、日本語が話せない方々のために、ためになる石垣情報を英語で書いてみたいと思います。
文法とか、スペルミスとか細かいところは目をつぶってくださいませー(^^;)、

Hi! I’m MIna living in Ishigaki Island!
Today, I write about rental car and restaurant for vegan.

 

Would you like rent a car in Ishigaki Isldand?

 

Road sign of Japan

Road sign of Japan from wiki

 

At the beginning, I’ll show you “An Inconvenient Truth of rent-a-car in Ishigaki”.

Difference of search in both languages!

I did search a car on English page and Japanese page both on Tabirai car rental  website under the same conditions.

Here is  English capture, 

tabirai-english

and Japanese capture.

tabirai-Japanese

…Can you notice difference of search results based on same conditions?

When you search in English, you can find only one car!
But in case of Japanese, there are 19 cars

Oh, My Buddha! ヽ(TдT)ノ

Unfortunately, this means there are not so many rent-a-car company available for English .
If you really need a car, you should better use OTS’s website for English(But, bit expensive).
They’ll pick you up at Ishigaki airport.

ots

Or if you’ll stay Hotel Arezude Bale, you could rent a car at parking-rentacar at a reasonable price.
But you need to make a phone-call for reservation and the most of the stuffs of parking-rentacar can’t speak English.
So, you’d better ask Arezude Bale’s stuff to make a reservation for you, or call parking-rentacar on sunday evening(Sometimes, there are a stuff who speaks English a bit.).

Before rent a car…

And.. I have to say one thing.

Please, make sure to study Road sign of Japan in advance and drive slowly!

Recently, a lot of foreign tourists have made car accidents here and there in this Island.
(Especially, tourists from Hong Kong…)

car accident in Ishigaki

They drove faster than limit significantly and didn’t stop at crossroads.
Can you see the overturned car ?

Anyway, if you come from the country where cars drive right side, be careful and careful and careful!
Difference of trafic lane make you panic in case of emergency!

 

If you are vegan…

There are some restaurants for vegan in Ishigaki.

Macrobiotics cafe “Poco a poco”

poco a poco menu for vegan

The lunch for vegan (without egg, fish, meat, dairy products)

 

There are a manu for vegan.
But you need to make reservation by the day before you visit.
The restaurant has an adjoining natural food store  which is open on monday to saturday(11:00~23:00).

Address: 188 Ohkawa, Ishigaki-city, Okinawa
Opening days: Tuesday-saturday
Opening hours:12:00~17:00 (Restaurant)
Phone: 0980-87-7816 or 0980-83-9278

 

Mexican restaurant & bar Vagabundo

vagabundo menu

 

Next to paco a paco, There is  a mexican restaurant vagabundo.
They have some macrobiotic lunch plates.

And, I HAVE TO SAY ….

Every single plate is amazing!!

I love Vagabundo the most in Ishigaki!

Address: 188 Ohkawa, Ishigaki-city, Okinawa
Opening days: Tuesday-saturday
Opening hours:12:00~24:00 (Tuesday-saturday)
18:00〜24:00(Monday)
Regular holiday: Sunday
Phone: 0980-87-7816 or 0980-83-9278

 

Garden Pana(ガーデンパナ)

ガーデンパナ店内

They have own herb garden. You can eat fresh herb salad.

Address: 239-14 Sakieda, Ishigaki-city
Opening hours: Cafe 9:00~17:00(L.O.16:30)
Lunch: 11:30~15:00(L.O.15:00)
Regular holiday: Sunday
Phone: 0980-88-2364

 

Kerala kitchen Ishigakijima (ケララキッチン石垣島)

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South Indian Curry Restaurant. I think they serve vegetable-curry.

Address: 2nd Floor, 10-17 Misaki-cho, Ishigaki-city
Opening hours:11:00~15:00 18:00~22:00
Regular holiday: ??
Phone:0980-87-5519

 

Amurita no Niwa(アムリタの庭)

menu of Amurita no Niwa

From their web site.

They serve some vegetable salada.

Address: 282-1 Ohkawa, Ishigaki-city
Opening hours:11:00~16:00 18:00~22:30
Regular holiday: irregular
Phone: 0980-87-7867

 

そうざいカフェせん(Souzai cafe Sen)

vege Bento of sen

Take-out Bento shop.  You’d better order vege-bento before you visit!

Address: Morita Bld 1th floor, 278 Okawa, Ishigaki-city
Opening hours: ??
Regular holiday: ??
Phone: 0980-88-6565

 

I hope you enjoy Ishigaki-Islands!