Funabiki Canal

Funabiki Canal

    • Nature & Scenery
    • Culture & History
    • Nishinoshima Town
The one and only canal in the Oki Islands.
The 330 m long canal was built by hand in 1915, and is still used nowadays as a passage between Mita Bay and the Sea of Japan. Before the canal was built, boats had to be transported over land in order to reach the Sea of Japan. The surrounding area was thus given the name Funakoshi, which means "boat crossing". Enjoy strolling along the pathway next to the canal and wave at the boats passing by!
Alternatively, hop on a sightseeing boat and enjoy crusing through the canal!

    Basic information

    Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane
    From Beppu Port:
    10 min by car
    15 min by bicycle
    15 min by town bus (Bus stop: Sotohama), and a few minutes on foot

    From Urago Port:
    About 10 min by bus (Bus stop: Sotohama), and a few minutes on foot
    *Swimming in the canal is STRICTLY prohibited.
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    • The logo image of UNESCO Global Geopark.

    This sightseeing spot is one of the sites of the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark.

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