Dōgo Island (Okinoshima Town) is the largest island of the Oki Islands, with an area of 242.82 km2 and a circumference of 211 km. The total population of the town is about 13,800. Oki Airport is situated on the island, and direct flights are operated between Izumo Airport (Shimane Prefecture) and Itami Airport (Osaka).
Dōgo Island has prospered throughout history. Thousands of years ago, the island was a mining site for highly valued volcanic rock, obsidian. The Oki Islands later became islands of exile in medieval Japan, then flourished as a port of call for trading ships in the Edo Period (1603-1868).
One of the main tourist attractions on the island are Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls. Located deep in the forest on the western part of the island, the secluded waterfalls have a mysterious atmosphere. Next to them is Dangyō Shrine, a testimony to the deep connections between Japanese Shinto and nature. On the other side of the island is Jōdogaura Coast. Popular among visitors, the rocky coast of this small charming bay is surrounded by pine trees. Here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and relax to the sound of waves.
Another famous sightseeing spot is Rōsoku-jima (Candle Island). Hop on a sightseeing boat and take a closer look at the amazing rock formation, enjoying the magical moment as the setting sun sets it aflame. Oki Ushi-tsuki Bull Sumō, which is said to be the oldest bull sumo wrestling in Japan, has a history of 800 years and is another highlight on the island.
Come and visit Okinoshima Town and you will be fascinated by the unique history, traditions, and the warm and friendly atmosphere of our island.