Mooring to "pontoon",and rest
Spending while looking at the sky,and Living while looking at the sea

  "Pontoon" is an oceanfront cottage with a rooftop balcony with a great view. You can relax on the 2nd floor (140 square meters) and the rooftop balcony (60 square meters). The ocean view living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen are all located in one open space. There are two separate bedrooms and a modern Japanese-style room, a bathroom with a bathtub, and well-equipped facilities for a comfortable living.
Location is about 10 minutes from Ishigaki Island city area, you can spare time for your stay plan such as remote island sightseeing, activities and shopping. It is also convenient for groceries. You can also enjoy a comfortable resort life at "Pontoon".
The front coast is a great walking course. Please enjoy an awake walk, “walking”, “shower”, and “breakfast”. There is 2.6km to "Kannondo Lighthouse", but you can go to your favorite pace and turn it back.!

Ocean View! Living room

 The large windows in the living room are arranged so as to protrude toward the sea, and you can feel the spread of the sea with your skin. The interior of the room where you can feel the sea breeze lets you imagine the story while overlapping the scenery. The layout is easy to use in one space, from living room to dining and kitchen.The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, gas oven, and dishwasher.

A place that everyone likes,Wide terrace and rooftop balcony


 The oceanfront wide terrace is like an outdoor living room.
Most guests spend a long time on the terrace.When guests are alone, they read books quietly, spend their time with their favorite music,When the guest is a group, it ’s fun and the conversation does n’t stop.This is the place everyone likes.
You can feel like cruising on a strong wind day.
Enjoy a barbecue on a light wind day.
Charcoal fire barbecue stove, gas cartridge type mini grill and hot plate can also be used. If you go up the stairs, a 60m2 rooftop balcony,The sky you look up will entertain you for 24 hours from sunrise to sunset and the night sky.

Modern and traditional Japanese room and comfortable bedroom

"Pontoon" has a modern Japanese tatami room.It is open and bright to the south, and the morning sun shines in “Tokonoma”.This is an important point of the Japanese-style room and you can feel Japanese culture. What you can do in a Japanese-style room is a multi-purpose room for meditation, yoga, eating, studying, etc. What do you want to spend here? Many Japanese lie down and take a nap.
There are two bedrooms next to the Japanese-style room. Each bedroom has single and semi-double beds with duvets, so you can relax and sleep comfortably. And there is a wardrobe that can hold a suitcase in the bedroom, and it can also hold all the suitcases and the luggage in them.

【Overview】Private cottage on the second floor and the rooftop balcony
【Details】 2 bedrooms (semi-double + single), Japanese-style room, living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, washroom, toilet, wide terrace, rooftop balcony
・ Basic capacity 4 people (maximum 6 people using Japanese-style room)
1 to 2 people sleeping in 1 bedroom
3 to 4 people sleeping in 2 bedrooms
5 to 6 people sleeping in 2 bedrooms + Japanese style room
・ Check-in 15: 00-21: 00 Check-out-10: 00
(Procedure is on the 1st floor front office)
・ Parking (free) 2 cars available ・ Wi-Fi (free) ・ No landline
・ No smoking inside the facility ・ No pets allowed
・ Admission to facilities exceeding the contracted number of people and use of facilities not intended for accommodation are not allowed.
・ Promise at the facility “Usage Rules
・ Accommodation contract “Accommodation Contract
・ Handling of personal information “Privacy Policy

Review(new arrivals)
This was a perfect place for a family Christmas in Ishigaki. We felt right at home right away. The house was nicely laid out with a great sea view and so nice to have the balcony and roof spaces. It was quiet and was also close to town. We appreciated the care and attention to detail, and the friendly welcome and help during our stay. Look forward to coming back again!
Andrew 2023.12(4泊)
Perfect! Highly recommended!
· The house is excellent with both facilities and views. It provides more than everything you will need for a really comfortable and chill holiday! I definitely would pick it if coming to Ishigaki again. And the owner Ota-san is also very warm and helpful. It was such a nice staying for us.
Liqing 2023.09(4泊)
TOP!! Ein Juwel mit Meerblick in Ishigaki
• Der Gastgeber ist mitunter fast das Highlight der ganzen Unterkunft. Er ist sehr sehr nett, zuvorkommend und hilft mit zahlreichen Tipps und Restaurant- und Reiseempfehlungen in der Umgebung
• Die Unterkunft ist traumhaft und wir durften sie in Ruhe und ohne Lärm voll geniessen, da es ausser dem Hausbesitzer keine anderen Gäste gab. Der Ausblick direkt aufs Meer nach dem Aufstehen von der Terrasse ladet zum Verweilen ein. Man kann sowohl vom Wohnzimmer als auch ein Stockwerk höher direkt auf das Meer sehen und hat einen kleinen „Bar-Bereich“ für seinen Kaffee und Co.
• Die Sauberkeit war top! Man muss sich aber auch selbst um die Mülltrennung und das Putzen während des Aufenthaltes kümmern. Da würde ich jedem ausländischen Gast empfehlen sich vorher Artikel durchzulesen wie Japanische Mülltrennung funktioniert.
• Wir durften Schnorchelequipment von Herrn Ota ausleihen und er hat angeboten sich um die Reinigung zu kümmern
• Es gibt Essensmöglichkeiten in der Nähe für jene die mit dem Taxi/Öffis anreisen, es empfiehlt sich aber auf jeden Fall ein Mietwagen, weil Ishigaki viel zu bieten hat!
• man kann die Natur von der Terrasse aus hören
Thomas 2023.05(7 nights)
Wonderful accommodation!!!
If this accommodation is available for your schedule, DO NOT hesitate and book immediately.
The BEST accommodation on Ishigaki Island.
Kindly staff, and the accommodation space is very clean and private.
The ocean view in the terrace is fantastic, and it's better than any cafe or restaurant in the island.
And It's very convenient to get everything you need for travel, some of the equipment for leisure can be rent free of charge from this accommodation, so you don't have to pay money to buy or bring it.
It was the best accommodation experience.
Youngjoon 2023.04(4 nights)

Beautiful place, definitely include time for a BBQ on the balcony with the sound of the ocean in the background.
Owner is a super friendly host too!

Robin 2021.04(3 nights)

An incredible view across the bay, every amenity you could think of, great location and a wonderfully helpful host.
I can't wait to go back!

Diccon 2021.02(10 nights)

Great place with ocean view, clean and comfortable rooms. Very well equipped kitchen. Spacious. There’s a rooftop and terrace with fantastic ocean view. There are a few restaurants in walking distance. Suitable for family and group of friends. Owner is very friendly and helpful. My husband and I really enjoyed our time here. Highly recommended.

Emily 2020.10(5 nights)
Home away from home, with an ocean view.

Pontoon is perfect for couples or families who wish to spend comfortable time in a home away from home. The second floor of the facility is a two bedroom and tatami room, plus a full kitchen, dining area and living room (with an ocean view) with a balcony for BBQing. The third floor is an open space for star gazing. The owner has an office on the first floor, and is very quick to attend to any needs that you may have. A very quiet and clean private home well furnished with a washer, dryer BBQ grill and anything else you may need to spend a relaxing vacation. We stayed for 4 nights, but wished we could stay longer.

Masako 2020.6
Amazing view. Nice host. We love the stars on the sky. Sunset on the beach. We have all the things we need in the apartment . Hot pot and bbq are also provided. Oto give us some snorkelling gear so we can go and find fish. (Unluckily the weather is not good so we didn’t go) Everything is great and clean . We definitely will come back again Thank you 
Stephanie 2019.9
This is a perfect house. I love the sea view very much, It is so beautiful. The house is very clean and tidy. Room facilities are perfect. The host also borrowing snorkeling equipment for us. Ota is very helpful, he help me to book the restaurants. The host always keep in touch. Watching the stars on the rooftop is the most memorable thing in Ishigaki. I love this house, I love Ishigaki , I definitely come back again. Thank you so much Ota.
Phoebe 2019.8
Excellent !
La vue, le confort, les équipements, la gentillesse et la disponibilité de notre hôte
Anonymous 2019.8
L'endroit parfait sur Ishigaki

Ota est un hôte extraordinaire, présent lorsque nécessaire tout en demeurant discret. L'endroit est d'une propreté exemplaire. La vue est magnifique. La maison est fonctionnelle avec tout ce qu'il faut pour cuisiner. Il y a beaucoup de rangement, parfait si on veut y rester plusieurs jours. Nous somme une famille de 5 avec un bébé de 7 mois. Nous avons passé une semaine et nous serions resté encore plus longtemps! Je recommande fortement!

Julie 2019.8
ne of the best places we’ve stayed during our Japan trip. Nice long walk starting just in front of this place up to the light house. The balcony opens the view over Taketomi island. Nice cafe just beside the corner. Extra parking place for guests. Gas and charcoal BBQ on the balcony for your perfect fresh tuna steaks.
Anton Grebinchukov 2019.6
Pontoon is a fantastic place to stay if coming to ishigaki. The house has a marvellous view of the ocean, with a fantastic open planned living space and kitchen area. Breakfast on the terrace is a delight. Star gazing on the roof top is a beautiful extra that you gain from staying here. Bedrooms and bathrooms are great, just as described. Idea location if you have a car, 5 minutes from the beach and from the town centre. Would stay again. The host was also always in touch and ready to help with any issue
James 2019.5
The apartment is just beautiful. Well equipped and furnished, nicely decorated, clean and the location is just perfect 🙂 The host couldn't be nicer, thank you for everything!
Mel_umami 2019.3

≪Living room≫

  • LCD TV (terrestrial digital, BS)
  • BD / DVD player
  • CD player, Bluetooth speaker,


  • Dining table and chair
  • Table cloth, place mat

≪Full kitchen≫

  • Gas stove, gas oven, microwave oven, dishwasher
  • Refrigerator, rice cooker, oven toaster, coffee maker


  • Air conditioner, air purifier, wardrobe, alarm clock, vacuum cleaner

≪Japanese room≫

  • Table, cushion, board game, puzzle

≪Full bathroom≫

  • Bath tub, bath towel, face towel, activity towel,
  • Body soap, shampoo, conditioner


  • oothbrush, razor, cotton, cotton swab
  • Washing machine, clothing dryer, dehumidifier, hair dryer,
  • Laundry detergent, softener, bleach


  • Shower toilet


  • Slippers, umbrella, leisure seat, cooler box

≪Terrace / Balcony≫

  • BBQ stove, BBQ tools, hot plate,
  • Gas cartridge grill, summer bed
  • Garden table, garden chair
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