Oki Islands' Stories

Find inspiration for your journey to the Oki Islands, and immerse in their rich culture, breathtaking landscapes and exciting outdoor adventures.

Looking for the Cool Breeze in Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark

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  • Nature & Wildlife

Looking for the Cool Breeze in Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark

The great outdoors? In this heat? Beautiful as the Oki Islands are, some may scoff at exploring them during the summer months, since the temperatures are high and humidity levels even higher for days on end. Still, the siren call of the clear skies and blue sea is hard to resist, especially when the UNESCO-certified geopark area is sure to take one’s breath away with its dazzling sights. If only there was a way to both keep cool and enjoy nature!

Well, fortunately—there is. Deep in the mountains or under the sea, moving around or lazing about, one can breathe a sigh of relief from the sweltering heat in many places and through many outdoor activities all over the geopark area. So let’s take a tour of the summertime Oki Islands, searching for the cool breeze.

  • Okinoshima Town
  • Nishinoshima Town
  • Ama Town
  • Chibu Village
  • Summer
  • nature
  • outdoor
It’s summer! Explore and enjoy Oki Islands’ nature and delicacies

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It’s summer! Explore and enjoy Oki Islands’ nature and delicacies

Enjoy the nature and delicious food of the Oki Islands!

Are you looking for a way to relax your mind by being immersed in a majestic landscape, but also refresh your body in clear sea waters, without forgetting to fill up your stomach with appetising local delicacies?

If you answered YES, YES and YES, then this course is for you! 

Whether you are travelling solo or in a group, just set up a date and get ready to be mesmerised by the geopark’s nature and local culinary specialities.

  • Okinoshima Town
  • Ama Town
  • Chibu Village
  • Summer
  • nature
  • outdoor
Oki-Toku Special Ticket Campaign – A Chance for Free Return Tickets?

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Oki-Toku Special Ticket Campaign – A Chance for Free Return Tickets?

You may think that travelling to a remote island would be very expensive and worry about all the costs of ferries or airplane tickets, etc. Well, fear not! We are now having a campaign called “Oki-Toku Special Tickets” in which you will be able to get a free ticket for the return part of your journey! In this article, we will introduce how to use the “Oki-Toku Special Ticket” and utilise it to visit all four islands of Oki!

  • Okinoshima Town
  • Nishinoshima Town
  • Ama Town
  • Chibu Village
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • travel tips
Summer Cuisines Unique to the Islands of Oki!

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Summer Cuisines Unique to the Islands of Oki!

The Oki Islands—seafood lovers’ paradise! Here are our recommended dishes for your summer getaway! Enjoying the local food while getting to know the local culture in more depth!

The highlights of summer island cuisine—sazae (turban shell) and Japanese flying squid! Sazae, or turban shell, is one of the commonly used ingredients in many of the Oki Islands’ dishes. It is highly nutritious with essential minerals like zinc, selenium, and iron. The chewy texture makes it very enjoyable to have with almost anything. There are many types of squid that can be caught around Oki Islands, during different seasons, different types of squid can be caught. The one caught during the beginning of summer to autumn is mostly swordtip squid. While the Japanese flying squid can be caught all year round, it becomes the most delicious when caught during the cold winter.

  • Okinoshima Town
  • Nishinoshima Town
  • Ama Town
  • Chibu Village
  • Summer
  • local food
The Wonderful Beaches in Oki

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  • Nature & Wildlife

The Wonderful Beaches in Oki

Splash your summer away here on the Oki Islands!

One of the most popular summer activities on the Oki Islands is, of course, going to the beach! Diving into the cool summer sea is so enjoyable after a long (or short) day out under the summer sun. Here in Oki, we have a good collection of beaches where you can soak up more sun or bathe in the glittering sea. Also, don’t forget to check out the safety tips at the end of the article!

So, let’s start by looking at the beaches on the smallest of the four Oki Islands, Chiburijima Island (Chibu Village).

  • Okinoshima Town
  • Nishinoshima Town
  • Ama Town
  • Chibu Village
  • Summer
  • Beach
  • outdoor