Best Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Friends This Summer!
It’s summer! Enjoy Oki Island’s nature with your friends on a 3-day trip.
If you are a nature lover, this itinerary is for you! So, pack your gear, grab your friends and come to enjoy the great outdoors of the Oki Islands. From sightseeing boats to sea kayaking tours and camping spots, follow this 3-day itinerary for an immersion into our marvellous nature.
Estimated time required：3 days/2 nights
09:00 AM Take Ferry Oki from Shichirui Port to Okinoshima Town (Saigō Port)
Hop on Ferry Oki for a 2.5 hours cruise. It’s the perfect time to relax or to finish organising your upcoming trip. On clear days, go on the deck and enjoy the view while leaving Shichirui Port and set sail to the islands.
Access to Shichirui Port
From Matsue station: 40 minutes, JPY 1,050
From Yonago station: 52 minutes, JPY 890
There is a spacious and free car park at the port.
2 hr 25 min by boat
11:25 PM Arrive at Saigō Port, Okinoshima Town
Rent a car and enjoy your day in Okinoshima Town!
Check our “Getting Around Oki Islands” section to find out about renting cars on the islands.
*To rent a car in Japan, you will need either an international driving permit or a translation of your driver's licence. Please check the rules that apply to your situation and prepare beforehand.
3 Have lunch before heading out on your adventure.
Have lunch before heading out on your adventure. Seafood lovers will be happy to have extra fresh and locally-caught fish and shellfish. If you are more of a meat eater, Oki beef is definitely a must have! Raised here on Oki Islands, this high quality beef is well known all over Japan for its exquisite taste.
Check out the list of restaurants and cafés in Okinoshima Town here.
4 Sea Kayaking Cave Tour
Hop in a sea kayak and follow your guide to explore hidden caves. Surrounded by sheer cliffs, the view of the island from the sea will take your breath away. Keep your eyes wide open to discover local fauna and flora.
30 min by car
5 Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls
Dangyō-no-taki is one of the “100 Best Waterfalls in Japan”. Just a short walk from the car park, you will find yourself surrounded by the luxuriant nature. Take a deep breath, forget all your worries and connect with your surroundings. Close your eyes and let the sound of the water and the singing of birds transport you to a peaceful state of mind.
20 min by car
6 Dreamy sunlight in Yui
Grab your camera and head to Yui Maenosu Intertidal Shore Platform. The sun reflecting on the shallow waters will give you the perfect image and incredible light to your photo shooting.
15 min by car
7 Rōsoku-jima Sightseeing Boat
This is the most well-known sightseeing boat in Okinoshima Town. Enjoy the ride during sunset to discover why locals call the sea stack “Candle Island”.
Departure time varies over the course of the year to match the sunset. When you make your reservation, please check your confirmation notice. In early July, the departure time is around 6:00 PM while in late August, it is around 5:30 PM.
8 Drive to your accommodation
Set up for your first night in the Oki Islands, enjoy a nice dinner at your accommodation or at a restaurant. Relax and sweet dreams.
List of accommodations in Okinoshima Town are here.
08:30 AM Take Ferry Shirashima from Saigō Port to Nishinoshima Town (Beppu Port)
Head to Nishinoshima Town on the second day!
1h 35min by boat
10 10:05 AM Arrive at Beppu Port, Nishinoshima Town
Welcome to Nishinoshima Island—the second largest island of the Oki Islands.
5 min by walking
11 10:19 AM Take the bus and head to Uragō Port
The bus is located right next to the building where the tourism office is, opposite the ferry terminal. The number of buses running per day is limited, so make sure to check the timetable beforehand. For more information about the bus in Nishinoshima Town check the “Getting Around Oki Islands” section.
Let’s start your day’s activities with a sightseeing boat!
22 min by bus
12 10:41 AM Arrive at Uragō Port and walk to the pier (sightseeing boat pier)
13 Enjoy some fresh seafood near Uragō Port.
24 min by bus
14 2:10 PM Catch the inter-island ferry Isokaze from Beppu Port (Nishinoshima Town)
Head back to Beppu Port and catch the inter-island ferry for your next destination.
7 min by boat
15 Rainbow Beach
Enjoy the white sand, clear waters and the landscape of Ama Town.
Don’t hesitate to jump in and swim to get the perfect refreshment during Japan’s hot summer days!
Coffee baskets are available at Geo Lounge in Hotel Entô. You can rent one at JPY 1,000 and enjoy a coffee break at the beach!
5 min by walking
16 Head back to the port and rent a car!
See the "Getting Around Oki Islands" section for rental car information.
25 by car
17 Akiya Campground
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the island, Akiya Campground is the perfect place for you to enjoy your second night in Oki! Other than the superb view of the sea and nature, you can camp here for free!
The milky way and stars above you will give you the perfect dose of wilderness you need.
The campsite is fully equipped with a kitchen, restroom and a shower. There is no grocery store nearby the camping site, please be sure to buy all your necessities from a busier part of the town.
25 by car
10:20 AM Hop on the Underwater Viewing Boat AMANBOW at Hishiura Port
Discover the wonders of the sea from this boat. The tickets can be bought in Ama Town Tourism Office located in the port.
5 min by walking
19 Enjoy a delicious lunch in Ama Town
3 min by walking
20 12:29 PM Catch the inter-island ferry Isokaze and depart for Chibu Village (Kurii Port)
Embark for an afternoon on the smallest inhabited island of Oki, but the one with the most dynamic and breath-taking scenic spots: Chiburijima Island.
28 min by boat
21 12:57 PM Arrive at Kurii Port (Chibu Village)
Welcome to Chibu Village! Head to the terminal and rent a car.
Your destinations are the most famous sightseeing spots: Mt. Akahage and Sekiheki (Red Cliff).
20 min by car
22 Mt. Akahage
From the highest point of Chiburijima Island, you will have a panorama view of the islands. Thanks to this panoramic view, you can embrace the Dōzen Caldera, where everything started millions of years ago.
15 min by car
23 Sekiheki (Red Cliff)
The Red Cliff, about 1 km in length and ranging in height from 50 to 200 metres, will show you the magnificence of the Earth. Head closer to the edge to see the cross-section of a former volcano but be careful and keep a safe distance, the wind can be strong there!
25 min by car
24 3:00 PM Depart for Beppu Port (Nishinoshima Town) from Kurii Port (Chibu Village)
Ride one last time on the inter-island ferry Isokaze. You will head back to Beppu Port in Nishinoshima Town to take the ferry back to Honshu.
17 min by boat
25 3:45 PM Take Ferry Oki from Beppu Port (Nishinoshima Town)
It’s time to get back to Honshu (Shichirui Port) but don’t forget to wave goodbye to the islands!
2 hr 10 min by boat
26 17:55: Arrive at Shichirui Port
A big thank you for visiting us!
Your short trip here on the islands ends here. We hope you had a marvellous stay on the Oki Islands. Thank you very much for your visit and we hope to see you again!