Itineraries

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

    • Ama Town
    • Chibu Village
    • Okinoshima Town
    • Summer
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.

Duration
3 days 2 nights
Means of transportation
  • Ship
  • Car
  • Walking
  • Bus

Index

Day 1

  1. Take Ferry Oki from Shichirui Port to Okinoshima Town(Saigō Port)
  2. Arrive at Saigō Port, Okinoshima Town
  3. Kappa Sightseeing Boat
  4. Rent a car
  5. Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls
  6. Nagu-saki Cape
  7. Dreamy sunlight in Yui
  8. Rōsoku-jima Sightseeing Boat
  9. Drive to your accommodation

Day 1

9:00 amTake Ferry Oki from Shichirui Port to Okinoshima Town(Saigō Port)

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

"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:
By bus:
From Matsue station: 40 minutes, JPY 1,050
From Yonago station: 52 minutes, JPY 890

By car:
There is a spacious and free car park at the port. Check out the English Timetable of the Oki Kisen Ferry Line.

11:25 amArrive at Saigō Port, Okinoshima Town

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

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 in 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!

5 min by walking

Kappa Sightseeing Boat

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

Hop on this wasen boat, a traditional Japanese wooden boat,  and discover the banks of Saigō Port and Yabi-gawa River. 
Your guide will immerse you into the legend of Kappa,  mythological creatures who live in rivers and streams."

5 min by walking

2:30 pmRent a car

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.

50 min by car

Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls

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

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.

10 min by car

Nagu-saki Cape

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

Take in the scenery of the sea and the Dōzen Islands (Nishinoshima Island, Nakanoshima Island and Chiburijima Island) in the distance, and immerse yourself in the sound of the waves. Cows are kept in this area and you can sometimes find them enjoying the scenery here. Practice social distancing with them, too!

10 min by car

Dreamy sunlight in Yui

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

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 shooting. Yui Maenosu Intertidal Shore Platform is one of our most instagrammable places on the islands; perfect for your instagram feed!

15 min by car

Rōsoku-jima Sightseeing Boat

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

This is the most well-known sightseeing boat in Okinoshima Town. Enjoy the ride during sunset to discover why the 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.

by car

Drive to your accommodation

Set up for your first night in Oki Islands, enjoy a nice dinner at your accommodation or at a restaurant. Relax and sweet dreams.

List of accommodations in Okinoshima Town

by car

Day 2

08:30 am Take Ferry Shirashima from Saigō Port to Ama Town (Hishiura Port)

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

Head to Ama Town on Nakanoshima Island on the second day!

1 hour 10 min by boat

09:40 amArrive at Hishiura Port, Ama Town

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

Welcome to Ama Town! Rent a car and head to the coast! 

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

20 min by car

2:44 pmAkiya Coast

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

Red rocks and azure clear water; the perfect contrast to enjoy! Do not hesitate to jump into the sea and appreciate a good swimming time.

*The sea can be rough at times. Please stay alert to weather conditions.

According to legend, a goddess "Hinamaji Hime Mikoto" gave birth here, giving the coast its name. The instagrammable Heart Rock is also here, making the coast a spot highly appreciated by lovers to propose to their partner.

Rainbow Beach

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

Enjoy the white sand, clear waters and the landscape of Nakanoshima Island.
Don’t hesitate to jump in and swim to get the perfect refreshment during Japan’s hot summer days!

5 min by car

12:15 pmCatch the inter-island ferry (Ferry Dōzen) from Ama Town

Head to the neighbouring island: Nishinoshima Island and it is time for lunch.

15 min by boat

12:30 pmArrive in Nishinoshima Town (Beppu Port)

5 min by walking

Conceil

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

If you love shellfish, our recommendation is turban shell on rice (sazae don in Japanese). Sazae (turban shell) is common in the area and it is loved by both visitors and locals! Local restaurants create a lot of recipes with it!

Summer is the perfect season to eat sazae, when they are caught and delivered fresh! 

After your lunch, have a walk along the harbour! Enjoy the view or try to spot different marine species such as the blue bat star (a species of starfish), sea urchin, fugu and octopus.

5 min by walking

2:20 pm Take a bus from Beppu Port to Uragō Port

Hop on the bus and go to Uragō Port for your sightseeing boat.
The bus stop is located just outside the building where the office of Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
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.

24 min by bus

2:44 pmArrive at Uragō Port

Walk to the sightseeing boat pier.

3:00 pm Kuniga Sightseeing Boat departs from Uragō Port

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

Course:

Uragō Port -> Funabiki Canal -> Kuniga Coast -> Funabiki Canal -> Uragō Port

To make a booking, send a booking form through our website here.

by walking

5:00 pm Enjoy the beautiful moments of a sunset at Kuniga Coast

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

Join a short tour, offered by the taxi companies on Nishinoshima Island, and indulge in the beauty of the sunset at Kuniga Coast. After the tour, the taxi will bring you to your accommodation facility.

by car

Head to your accommodation!

Accommodation on Nishinoshima Town: For your second night in Oki Islands, please check the accommodations available on Nishinoshima Town.

by car

Day 3

09:20 amCatch the Ferry Dōzen (inter-island ferry) and depart for Chibu Village (Kurii Port)

Embark for the last and smallest inhabited island of Oki, but the one with the most dynamic and breath-taking scenic spots: Chiburijima Island.

31 min by boat

9:51 am Arrive at Kurii Port, Chibu Village

Welcome to Chibu Village! Head to the terminal and rent a car. (Check out the website about renting a car on Chibu Village).
Your destinations are the most famous sightseeing spots: Mt. Akahage and Sekiheki (Red Cliff).

20 min by car

Mt. Akahage

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

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

Sekiheki (Red Cliff)

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

The Red Cliff, about 1 km in length and 80m high, 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

12:10 pmDepart for Hishiura Port (AmaTown) from Kurii Port (Chibu Village)

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

Ride one last time on the inter-island ferry Isokaze. You will head back to Hishiura Port in Ama Town to take the ferry back to Honshu.

12:28 pmArrive in Ama Town (Hishiura Port)

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

Welcome back to Ama Town! For your last meal on our islands, we recommend you to have some exquisite and delicious local squid!

3 min by walking

Lunch at Sentoraru-tei

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

Enjoy a lovely lunch on the second floor of the ferry terminal with a lovely view of the ocean. All of the meals are cooked with only local ingredients and seasonal food!

2 min by walking

1:30 pmHop on the Underwater Viewing Boat AMANBOW at Hishiura Port"

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

Discover the wonders of the sea from this boat. Tickets are available at Ama Town Tourism Association, which is located inside the ferry terminal building. An English brochure that explains the sights and sea life you might meet during the tour is available there, too, so remember to pick it up!

3 min by walking

3:15 pmTake Ferry Oki from Hishiura Port (Ama Town)

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

It’s time to get back to the mainland Honshu Island (Shichirui Port) but don’t forget to wave goodbye to the islands! (The locals will also cheerfully wave back at you as well as they are always happy to have visitors!)

2 hr 40 min by boat

5:55 pmArrive 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!