This is a shopping quarter located at the center of Ishigakijima City, lined by over 100 stores around a public market. It is an arcade mall with twin rows of Chuo-dori and Ginza-dori Streets, where visitors can shop with peace of mind even on days when it is raining or hot outside.
“Hirariyo Shoten” features articles that are unique to Yaeyama, such as accessories, sundries, ceramics and the like created by artists on the island, while "Yahruu" that is stocked with plenty of beach goods and many other shops that offer goods that are suitable for souvenirs. There are also coffee shops and gourmet vendors that serve Okinawa soba and the like. One must not forget "Ishigaki City Public Market", which consolidates vendors of fresh fish, meat and prepared meals as well as restaurants. This is a place where interactions between locals, as well as life style on the island can be observed.
This is a convenient location to stop by before departing on journeys from remote the island terminal or bus terminal. This is a popular spot where all travelers always visit.