Itineraries

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

    • Ama Town
    • Chibu Village
    • Nishinoshima Town
    • Okinoshima Town
Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Enjoy a leisurely trip, from spectacular views and nature, to the enriched history and majestic shrines.

Take your time to relax and enjoy a 2 nights and 3 days trip around the Oki Islands. This is an itinerary where you get to enjoy both nature and the history of the Oki Islands. Participate in activities like Underwater Viewing Boat AMANBOW where you can see the marine life of Oki swim right before your eyes! Visit shrines that take you back in time, and experience the unique history of the remote islands and their charm.

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

Index

Day 1

  1. Take Ferry Oki from Shichirui Port to Okinoshima Town (Saigō Port)
  2. Arrive at Saigō Port, Okinoshima Town
  3. Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine
  4. Mizuwakasu Shrine
  5. Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls
  6. Rōsoku-jima Sightseeing Boat
  7. Drive to your accommodation

Day 1

09:00 amTake Ferry Oki from Shichirui Port to Okinoshima Town (Saigō Port)

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

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 setting 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 Information of the Oki Kisen Ferry Line

2 hr 25 min by boat

11:25 amArrive at Saigō Port, Okinoshima Town

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

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 (make sure to change the “Area” to “Okinoshima Town” when browsing)!

by car

Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine is the main general shrine and is also one of the oldest shrine of the Oki Islands. It features a traditional Oki-zukuri architectural style.
As you approach the shrine, you will notice a giant Japanese Cedar tree; this is Yao-sugi, a tree that is estimated to be more than 1,700 years old.

40 min by car

Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

A huge tree that stands quietly on the side of Mt. Daimanji, the Oki Islands' highest peak. Here you can feel a mysterious atmosphere in an area that feels cool even in the summer, particularly just after rain.

40 min by car

Mizuwakasu Shrine

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

This is one of the oldest shrines on the Oki Islands, recorded in Engishiki (a Japanese book about procedures, laws, and customs written back in 927), and was the highest-ranked (Ichinomiya) shrine of the former Oki Province. The shrine is also designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

40 min by car

Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

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 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.

Rōsoku-jima Sightseeing Boat

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

This is the most popular sightseeing boat in Okinoshima Town. Enjoy the ride during sunset to discover why the locals call the highlight of the tour, a single sea stack, “Candle Island”.
*Departure time varies over the course of the year to match the time of 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

18:00Drive to your accommodation

Set up for your first night in Oki Islands, and enjoy a nice dinner at your accommodation or at a restaurant. Relax and have sweet dreams!
List of accommodations in Okinoshima Town

by car

Day 2

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

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

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

1 hr 10 min by boat

9:55 Let’s go to Oki Shrine

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

What is better than visiting a shrine in the morning? Take the local bus from the bus stop in front of the ferry port to visit the Oki Shrine! Another option is to rent a bicycle; the shrine can be reached by cycling in around 20-25 minutes.

15 min by bus

10:15 Take a walk around the island

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Start at Oki Shrine, and then visit museums about Emperor Gotoba. There is even a cute bread and souvenir shop nearby called "Tsunakake." Let's take a look around and explore the island slowly.

by walking

12:36 Take the bus back to the Ferry Port Terminal

If you did not rent a bicycle, please take a bus at 12:36. There is no bus stop sign on this side of the road. Please stand and wait on the opposite side of the road from the bus stop at which you got off when coming here. Raise your hand to signal to the driver that you want to board.

12:16 Lunch at Sentoraru-tei

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

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

10 min by boat

13:21Take Inter-islands Ferry Isokaze from Ama Town (Hishiura Port) to Nishinoshima Town (Beppu Port)

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Depart for Nishinoshima Town from Hishiura Port (Ama Town) on the small inter-island ferry Isokaze. The trip takes only 7 minutes! After arriving in Nishinoshima rent a car to see shrines and the spectacular views of the island.  (A car might not be readily available due to the limited numbers of rental cars. We strongly recommend booking in advance.)

20 min by car

Takuhi Shrine

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

"Takuhi Shrine, dedicated to a deity of sea voyage, holds a special place among the many shrines of the Dōzen area, which in the past served as port of call for merchant ships. Its main building (honden) is partially hidden inside a cave, a sight not to be missed for culture enthusiasts.
The shrine is located in a forest on a mountain. It takes around 20-25 min to reach it from the car park on foot."

15 min by car

Yurahime Shrine

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Yurahime Shrine, one of the Oki Islands’ most important shrines, is surrounded by many local tales and legends and is a popular destination for many visitors. Carvings of squid decorate the shrine building and lanterns.

15 min by car

Kuniga Coast, Matengai Cliff

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Stand on the top of the 257-metre-tall cliff and feel the enormity of the landscape created by the forces of nature over thousands of years. The trail leads through a grassy pasture, where cows and horses graze peacefully.

by car

Drive to your accommodation

How did you enjoy your second day? As a second night in Oki Islands, take a good rest, have a nice dinner at your accommodation or at a restaurant. Relax and have sweet dreams.
List of accommodations in Nishinoshima Town

by car

Day 3

8:23 amTake Inter-islands Ferry Isokaze from Nishinoshima Town (Beppu Port) to Chibu Village (Kurii Port)

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Enjoy your last day in the Oki Islands at Chibu Village (Chiburijima Island)!

26 min by boat

8:49 amArrive at Chibu Village, Kurii Port.

Rent a car and drive to see Chibu Village’s spectacular view of Mt. Akahage. Don't forget to visit the Ikkū Shrine, the largest shrine in Chibu Village with over 1000 years of history.

20 min by car

Mt. Akahage

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

From the highest point of Chiburijima Island, you will have a panorama view of the three Dōzen Islands and Dōgo Island in front of your eyes. Thanks to this panoramic view, you can see the Dōzen Caldera, where everything started millions of years ago.

15 min by car

Sekiheki (Red Cliff)

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

The Red Cliff, about 1 km in length and 80 m in height, will show you the magnificence of the Earth. See the cross-section of a former volcano but be careful and keep a safe distance; the wind can be strong there!

15 min by car

11:30 amLunch at Chiburijima Ramen"

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Menu recommendation: ramen noodles with wakame seaweed! The seaweed used in the dish is harvested from the sea around Chiburijima Island by the local people.

15 min by car

Amasashihiko-no-mikoto Shrine (Ikkū Shrine)

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Boasting over 1000 years of history, Ikkū Shrine is the largest shrine in Chibu Village.
The locals have fondly nicknamed this shrine Ikkū Shrine, which means ""the highest-ranking shrine on the island."" Before you climb the steps to the shrine, don't forget to check out the information panel on the left to find out about the shirine's history and traditional festival!

5 min by car

13:00 Depart from Kurii Port (Chibu Village) to Hishiura Port (Ama Town)

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

Ride one last time on the inter-island ferry Isokaze. Head to Hishiura Port in Ama Town to join the last activity of your remote island adventure.

18 min by boat

13:30 Hop on the Underwater Viewing Boat AMANBOW at Hishiura Port"

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

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!

5 min by walking

15:15 Take Ferry Oki from Hishiura Port (Ama Town)

Explore Oki Islands’ rich history and nature (2 nights/3 days)

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

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!