Southern Gate Bridge, Spot Near Ishigaki Town Area.
post : 2016.08.29 12:00
Blue bridge seen from Ishigaki town area is called Southern Gate Bridge which is iconic spot to enjoy view.
View of sea, sky, and town. This is my favorite spot, and also popular as sunset view spot.
I feel the view is beautiful and enjoy it for a while even every time I come. Near by the bridge, there is Tonoshiro fishing port where fishermen take care of fishing boats and chatting.
View of the other side is Ishigaki port remote islands terminal where high-speed ships to islands anchor at. Iriomote island shown on left side. Fishing boats often run through under the bridge while enjoying the view.
This side is filled ground area where people enjoy BBQ, fishing, and jogging/walking.
There is a course around the area with great view of blue gradation.
At open space in front of the sea, events are held such as "Minami no Shima no Hoshi Matsuri" (Star Festival on Southern Island). I personally come to see the view when sunset or after being stuck inside the office for long. Just coming here makes me also local people relaxed.
Sunset in this summer. Great view of Yaeyama to go easily without renting a car. It's just a 5 minutes walk from Ishigaki town area, so please visit the bridge.
Okinawa CLIP Photographer/Writer Masumi Sasamoto