Geo Bus Tour

    • Okinoshima Town
    • Sightseeing Buses & Taxi
    From the seaside to the deep forest! You can easily access the main sightseeing spots on this bus tour.
    Join this bus tour and travel to the popular sightseeing spots!

    The route will take you from the Saigō port area for a drive around the western side of Dōgo Island. The sites you will visit will allow you to experience a variety of sceneries with both cultural and natural wonders.

    Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine
    The shrine's main building (honden) is constructed in Oki-zukuri style, an architectural style unique to the Oki Islands. Next to the shrine stands an ancient Japanese cedar tree—Yao-sugi, which is estimated to be around 2,000 years old.

    Funagoya Boathouses
    Traditional boathouses line up the coast in Tsuma area—a picturesque scenery found only in small fishing villages that preserve the ways of lives of the past. The construction method features roofs made with tree bark, bamboo, and stones. See the information signboard on the coast to find out why the boathouses are built so close to the coastline.

    Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls
    A pair of waterfalls hidden away in a deep forest. The taller waterfall falls from a 40-metre-tall cliff. Right next to it is a small Dangyō Shrine. This is a place where you can feel how close we humans and our culture are connected with the nature surrounding us.

    Nagu-saki Cape
    A cape with an observation deck looking out at a charming lighthouse, the ragged coastline, and the Dōzen Islands on the horizon.

    Important Notices

    1) The bus will run with min. 1 participant. Individual travellers are most welcome!
    2) The bus tour guide speaks in Japanese only. We are sorry for the inconvenience. All sites visited during this tour have an information signboard with English information.
    3) An option is available for the Geo Bus Tour participants. For an additional JPY 6,000, you can hop on a chartered sightseeing boat and end your tour with the unforgettable sight of the sun setting over Rōsoku-jima (Candle Island). After the sightseeing boat tour a taxi (fee included) will take you back to your accommodation in Saigō area.
    4) For those joining the sightseeing boat tour, an additional fee of JPY 500 will be charged in case your accommodation is not in Saigō area. If you are not sure which area your accommodation is in, please send us a question through the booking form.
    5) For those who participate only in the bus tour, the bus will take you back to Oki Port Plaza in Saigō port area, the same spot the bus departed from. Please note that the bus will first go to the sightseeing boat boarding point, where the participants who booked the sightseeing boat will get off the bus.

    6) When filling out the booking form, we ask that you provide some additional information in the message box. This will make the booking process go smoothly. Thank you for your cooperation.
     -> Age and sex of the participants
     -> Whether you wish to book the Rōsoku-jima (Candle Island) Sightseeing Boat option
     -> Accommodation on the day of the tour
     -> Method of transport to the meeting place on the day of the tour (e.g. by ferry arriving on the island at 11:25)


    Basic information

    May-November 2024

    May: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 18th, 25th
    June: 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th
    July: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
    August: 3rd, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 24th, 31st
    September: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
    October: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
    November: 2nd, 9th
    ①Geo Bus
    Adult: JPY 5,000 (13 years old and above)
    Child: JPY 3,000 (12 years old and below)
    Infant: free (1 infant per 2 adults)

    ②Rōsoku-jima (Candle Island) Sightseeing Boat + transport back to accommodation
    Adult: JPY 6,000 (13 years old and above)
    Child: JPY 4,500 (12 years old and below)
    Infant: free (1 infant per 2 adults)

    Example: a fee for one adult who books both the ①Geo Bus and the additional option ② is JPY 5,000+JPY 6,000 = JPY 11,000
    The departure time changes throughout the year. Please make sure to check the list below for details.
    3–5 May: 1:50 pm
    11–25 May: 2:10 pm
    1–8 June: 2:20 pm
    22 June–20 July: 2:30 pm
    27 July–12 August: 2:10 pm
    17–31 August: 1:50 pm
    7-14 September: 1:30 pm
    21-28 September: 1:10 pm
    5-12 October: 12:50 pm
    19 October-2 November: 13:30 pm
    9 November: 12:10 pm
    Around 5 hrs (estimated time of arrival back at the port or in your accommodation is between 4:50 pm and 7:40 pm)
    *Depends on the time of the year and whether the bus is booked with the sightseeing boat option.
    Meeting place
    Oki Port Plaza

    Oki Tabi Kosha