Access to the Oki Islands

Access to the Oki Islands

okinoshima islands map
okinoshima islands map

Access from the Main Island to the Oki Islands

You can get to the Oki Islands by plane and ferry. You can get around the islands by ferries operated by Oki Kisen Ferry Line. A smaller inter-island ferry connects the three smaller islands - Nishinoshima Town, Ama Town and Chibu Village.

  • There is only one airport in the Oki Islands and it is located in Okinoshima Town (Dōgo Island). You can take non-stop flights operated by Japan Airlines (JAL) from Izumo Airport (Shimane Prefecture) and Itami Airport (Osaka) to Okinoshima Town.

    You can also catch a flight, operated by All Nippon Airlines (ANA), to Yonago Airport in Tottori Prefecture. Catch a JR train or a connecting bus from Yonago Airport to Sakaiminato Port (Tottori Prefecture) or Shichirui Port (Shimane Prefecture), then use the ferry to reach the Oki Islands.
    Please note that not all flights landing in Yonago Airport have a connecting bus bound for the ports. Make sure to check the information when making plans for your trip.

  • Ferry

    Ferry
    Ferry

    Fast Ferry Rainbow Jet
    Rainbow Jet (hydrofoil)

    Ferries and fast ferry Rainbow Jet (hydrofoil) operate from Sakaiminato Port (Tottori Prefecture) and Shichirui Port (Shimane Prefecture). Please note that the timetable changes depending on the season and the fast ferry service does not operate during the winter months. Please check the latest timetable at the Oki Kisen Ferry Line website. Prior booking is highly recommended if you wish to use the fast ferry Rainbow Jet.

    You must make a reservation in advance if you plan to take a vehicle with you to the islands, and you must arrive at the port 60 minutes before the departure time to board your vehicle on the ferry. For more information, please visit the Oki Kisen Ferry Line website.

    Inter-island Ferry

    Inter-island Ferry Dōzen new
    Inter-island Ferry Dōzen

    There is an inter-island ferry service between Nishinoshima Town, Ama Town and Chibu Village. There are two inter-island ferries, Isokaze and Ferry Dōzen. Isokaze is a passenger-only ferry, whereas Ferry Dōzen carries passengers and vehicles.

    Fare (flat fare)

    Adult: JPY 300 (one way)

    Child: JPY 100 (one way)

    Cash only. A crew member will come and collect your fare once you board the ferry.

    There are also day pass tickets which are perfect for your island hopping adventure. You can purchase the day pass tickets at the counters of the tourism associations of Nishinoshima Town, Ama Town and Chibu Village.

    Useful Links

    Oki Kisen Ferry Line Website

    Oki Kisen Ferry Line Website

    Visit this website to find out timetables for the ferry, fast ferry Rainbow Jet, and inter-island ferries that connect the smaller islands. The timetables for the ferry and fast ferry Rainbow Jet also include information about connecting buses running between the ports and Matsue Station and Yonago Station.

    Oki Kisen Ferry Line Videos

    Oki Kisen Ferry Line Videos

    Take a moment to have a look at the short informational videos showing how to board the ferry and what kind of facilities are available on the ferries.

    Connecting Buses

    Connecting buses to Sakaiminato Port or Shichirui Port are available from Yonago JR Station, and Matsue JR Station, Yonago Airport. The bus timetable is provided along with the ferry timetable on the Oki Kisen Ferry Line website. There is also a bus that connects Izumo Airport and Matsue JR Station.

    Please note that not all flights landing in Yonago Airport have a connecting bus bound for the ports. Make sure to check the information when making plans for your trip.

    JR Train

    Since Sakaiminato Port is right next to Sakaiminato JR Station, taking the JR trains to Sakaiminato Port is a convenient option. If you are visiting from Tokyo and have a JR Rail Pass, we also recommend the sleeper train "Sunrise Izumo" which stops at Yonago Station and Matsue Station. Make sure to book it upon your arrival to Japan, as seats go out very quickly during peak season.

Access from the Major Cities

  • From Osaka

    From Itami Airport

    1. Itami Airport (Osaka)
    2. Air(JAL) 50min
    3. Oki Airport
    4. Bus 10min
    5. Saigō Port (Okinoshima Town)
    6. Fast Ferry/Ferry 30min/1hr
    7. Dōzen Islands
    1. Itami Airport (Osaka)
    2. Air(JAL) 1hr 30min
    3. Izumo Airport
    4. Air(JAL) 30min
    5. Oki Airport
    6. Bus 10min
    7. Saigō Port (Okinoshima Town)
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 30min/1hr
    9. Dōzen Islands
    1. Itami Airport (Osaka)
    2. Air(JAL) 1hr 30min
    3. Izumo Airport
    4. Bus 30min
    5. Matsue Station
    6. Bus 40min
    7. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr30min
    9. Oki Islands

    From Shin-Osaka Station

    1. Shin-Osaka Station
    2. JR Bullet Train 45min
    3. Okayama Station
    4. JR Express Train 2hr 30min
    5. Yonago Station/Matsue Station
    6. Bus/JR 40min
    7. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    9. Oki Islands
    1. Shin-Osaka Station
    2. Overnight Bus/Express Bus 6hr 30min/ 4hr
    3. Yonago Station/Matsue Station
    4. Bus/JR 40min
    5. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    6. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    7. Oki Islands
  • From Tokyo

    From Haneda Airport

    1. Haneda Airport
    2. Air(JAL) 1hr
    3. Itami Airport (Osaka)
    4. Air(JAL) 50min
    5. Oki Airport
    6. Bus 10min
    7. Saigō Port (Okinoshima Town)
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 30min/1hr
    9. Dōzen Islands
    1. Haneda Airport
    2. Air(JAL) 1hr 30min
    3. Izumo Airport
    4. Air(JAL) 30min
    5. Oki Airport
    6. Bus 10min
    7. Saigō Port (Okinoshima Town)
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 30min/1hr
    9. Dōzen Islands
    1. Haneda Airport
    2. Air(JAL) 1hr 30min
    3. Izumo Airport
    4. Bus 30min
    5. Matsue Station
    6. Bus 40min
    7. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    9. Oki Islands

    From Tokyo Station

    1. Tokyo Station
    2. JR Bullet Train 3hr 30min
    3. Okayama Station
    4. JR Express Train 2hr 30min
    5. Yonago Station/Matsue Station
    6. Bus/JR 40min
    7. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    9. Oki Islands
    1. Tokyo Station
    2. Overnight Bus 10hr 30min
      JR Overnight Train (Sunrise Izumo) 11hr 30min
    3. Yonago Station/Matsue Station
    4. Bus/JR 40min
    5. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    6. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    7. Oki Islands
  • From Hiroshima

    From Hiroshima Airport

    1. Hiroshima Airport
    2. Bus 55min
    3. Hiroshima Bus Center
    4. Bus 2hr 55min
    5. Matsue Station
    6. Bus 40min
    7. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    9. Oki Islands
    1. Hiroshima Airport
    2. Bus 3hr 30min
    3. Matsue Station
    4. Bus 40min
    5. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    6. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    7. Oki Islands
    1. Hiroshima Airport
    2. JR Bullet Train 35min
    3. Okayama Station
    4. JR Express Train 2hr 40min
    5. Yonago Station/Matsue Station
    6. Bus/JR 40min
    7. Sakaiminato Port/Shichirui Port
    8. Fast Ferry/Ferry 1hr/2hr 30min
    9. Oki Islands

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