HOSHINOYA Okinawa
HOSHINOYA Okinawa

Our Activities:Go, See & Do

"Thinnu" Aqua Aerobics Under the Stars

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The Light from the “Shell Lanterns”.


A tender light from the Shell Lanterns glitter by the pool.

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Yonna Deep Breathing

The perfect way to start off your morning on the island.

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Sunset Viewing at Taketomi Island

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Bar Time

At night, the lounge is filled with the calming tune of the Sanshin guitar.

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Water Buffalo Cart Morning Tour

Go on the relaxing tour of the island on the water buffalo cart.

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Taketomi Minsa Weaving Experience

Experience the craft that has been passed down for generations.

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Taketomi Island Teiwaza Handmade Crafts Experience

Experience the craft that has been passed down for generations.

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Shimanchu Yonna Yonna Sightseeing Tour

A slow paced half-day tour of the Taketomi Island.

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Night Cruising Thin-gara

Enjoy night cruising and sip beverage under the southern sea breeze.

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Half-day Snorkeling Tour

Snorkel in the waters of Taketomi Island, by the world famous coral reefs.

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Of the 88 constellations that can be seen all over the world, 84 of them can be seen here at Taketomi Island. Float in the oval pool at the center of HOSHINOYA Okinawa, relax and let yourself go under the starlit skies. Take part in the slow and easy exercise program that combines aqua aerobics and floating. You do not have to be a great swimmer, or in perfect shape to participate – come join us for this low-impact, unique exercise.

Times: After sunset (please ask the front desk for details)
30 min. in duration, classes held daily
Price: Complimentary
For our guests who want to enjoy stargazing, a mat will be provided to relax on the lawn. A special evening cocktail will also be available.
Please ask the front desk for details.

The Light from the “Shell Lanterns”.


At the Akoukurou (Ryukyu dialect meaning “time of sunset”), when you relax your body, why not gaze at the beautiful sky that changes moment by moment.
 On the soft grass that surrounds the oval pool in the center of the villa, shell lanterns are lit. The lanterns are made from button shells and giant clam shells from Taketomi Island. We also prepare a picnic set, which includes our original herbal tea that induces good quality sleep.

Please enjoy the delights of the night, where the stars shine and fireflies dance, along with the peace and quiet that befalls, by the waters on the grass where people tell stories.



Time:18:00 ~
Venue: By the pool
Price: Free

The perfect way to start off your morning on the island. Feel the breeze, smell the ocean and listen to the waves as you slowly warm up with stretching exercises.

Place: Aiyaru Beach (Yuntaku Bldg in the event of rain)
Hours:
Spring to Fall: 6:45am for 30 minutes
(please arrive 15 minutes in advance for registration)
Winter: 7:45am for 30 minutes
(please arrive 15 minutes in advance for registration)
Price: Free
What to bring: comfortable shoes for the beach, beach sandals, towel
Ages: No age limit
No reservations necessary

Sunset Viewing at Taketoi Island

The sunset from The "West Pier" is exceptionally beautiful.
Located in the western part of the island, this pier extends far over the ocean.
HOSHINOYA Okinawa offers a sunset-viewing activity that includes a free shuttle service.
(By bus: 10 min.; By bicycle: 20 min.)

Price: Free
Reservation: Necessary 1 hour before the event.

Ten minutes by high-speed ferry from Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island lies another world, home to about 320 people, a quaint island that has maintained the traditional appearance from centuries gone by. Formed of coral, Taketomi Island is part of the Iriomote Ishigaki National Park. Its natural beauty, traditional lifestyles, festivals, the arts and its people are different world in themselves. Come and let Taketomi’s unique ‘island time’ wash over you like the fresh sea breeze.

At night, the lounge is filled with the calming tune of the Sanshin guitar. Relax and enjoy drinks you can only find at Taketomi Island.
Place: Yuntaku Lounge
Hours: 5:00pm-5:30pm (April – September), 4:45pm-5:15pm (October – March)
Price: Free
Ages: No age limit

In the quiet of the early morning hours on the island, go on this relaxing tour of the island on the water buffalo cart.

Create mini table runners with a foot pedal loom, a part of the history of Taketomi Island.
Place: Taketomi Folk Art Museum
Morning: 10am-12pm
Afternoon: 2pm-4pm
Capacity: 4 guests (please arrive 15 minutes in advance for registration)
Price: 3,000yen (excludes tax)
Ages: 10 and up
Children must be able to reach the foot pedal
Reservations: by the previous day

Make coasters and mats from island grown plants (shell ginger). Experience the craft that has been passed down for generations.
Place: HOSHINOYA Okinawa Reception
Hours: 10am-12pm (no class on Saturdays)
Price: 1,500 to 3500 yen (excludes tax)
Please dress in comfortable clothing
Ages : 7 and up
Reservations: by 3pm the previous day

Note
Children (up to 12 years old) can make playthings from island grown plants only.

A slow paced half-day tour of the Taketomi Island.
Please gather at the HOSHINOYA Okinawa front desk.
Hours: 10am-2pm (please arrive by 9:50am)
2 guests minimum for the tour to take place
Price: Adults 6,500yen, children 3,000yen, free for infants
(excludes tax)

Included:
Bus tour, admission fee to Kihoin Shushukan Museum, water buffalo tour, lunch with soba noodles and rice balls
What to bring:
Wear comfortable clothing, umbrella if rain, weather appropriate clothing, no high-heels
Reservations: by 5pm the previous day

Enjoy cruising under the southern island breeze.
Enjoy drinking on the bench while listening to the captain talk about the stars. In winter, you may be lucky enough to see the Southern Cross.
Ocean near Ishigaki Island.

Please gather at the reception.
(You will be shuttled to and from Taketomi Port)

Hours: 8:30pm-9:30pm
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.
(gather at the dock 5 minutes prior to departure)
Price: Adults 6,000yen, children 3,000yen, infants 2,000yen (excludes tax)
High heels are not allowed on the deck
Please bring a jacket since it may get cold depending on the weather
Please note that it may be difficult to see the stars due to weather conditions
Ages: 3 and up
Reservations: by 7pm the previous day.

Snorkel in the waters of Taketomi Island, by the world famous coral reefs. Beautiful and colorful fish and corals will satisfy even the novices.
Beginners are welcome; instructions will be given prior to snorkeling.
Please gather at the HOSHINOYA Okinawa front desk.
(You will be shuttled to and from Taketomi Port)

Dates: Year Around
Hours:
Morning: 9am-12pm
Afternoon: 2pm-5pm

Reservations: Necessary by 7pm the previous day

* Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure
Price: Adults 6,000yen, children 3,000yen, infants 2,000yen (excludes tax)

What to bring:
Change of clothes (wear swimsuits prior to departure), clothing you can get wet in, towel, motion sickness medication, sunscreen and other items if necessary)

Ages: 3 and up
Guests will not be able to participate if pregnant, hung over or consumed alcohol

A casual diving course to experience the world under water.
Experience breathing underneath the water, see the beautiful fish in the amazing world in the waters by Taketomi Island.
Beginners are welcome; instructions will be given prior to diving.
Please gather at the HOSHINOYA Okinawa front desk.
(You will be shuttled to and from Taketomi Port)
Hours:
Morning: 9am-12pm
Afternoon: 2pm-5pm
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure
(gather at the dock 5 minutes prior to departure)
Price: Adults 11,000yen (excludes tax)
What to bring:
Change of clothes (wear swimsuits prior to departure), clothing you can get wet in, towel, motion sickness medication, sunscreen and other items if necessary)
Ages: 10 and up
Guests will not be able to participate if boarding the plane the same day
Reservations: by 7pm the previous day
Guests with the following conditions will not be able to participate:
Any pre-existing conditions in the circulatory, respiratory, nervous system, areas, ear and nose, diabetes, high blood pressure
Under age children needs the signature of a guardian

*both tours are offered all-day courses (snorkeling tour 11,000yen, diving tour 15,750yen)
*for the diving novices, may we recommend the FUN DIVING course

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