Information for Travel Professionals
Removed far away from bustling metropolis and fast-paced city life lies a special archipelago in the Sea of Japan.
With its rich natural environment, unique culture and centuries-old traditions, the Oki Islands serve as a gateway
to deepen your understanding and connection to Japan. Moreso, to the Earth that we love and inhabit as conscious human beings. Designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Oki Islands are known for their abundance of natural beauty and a unique culture that offers a different experience from the main islands of Japan. Here, visitors can step back, connect with nature, and develop authentic connections with the island people who truly act as stewards of the islands’ ecosystems and natural resources, cultural assets and traditions, and communities and economies.
Creating a Tour to the Oki Islands? We Can Help You!
The Oki Islands Geopark Management Bureau can assist you in creating special tours to offer to your clients. Please contact us for general information and support in your planning process. We would be happy to give you a general presentation about the islands online, or review the tour to the islands that you are creating. We can also introduce you to foreign language-speaking guides, activity or tour providers, and put you in contact with a local tour operator (contact with the tour operator currently only in Japanese).
“Subsidy Program for Travel Agencies”
From 15th July 2023, we started to offer a subsidy for travel agencies that specialize in foreign travellers, to support their expenses incurred when visiting the Oki Islands on an on-site inspection. Please read carefully the guidelines below. We are looking forward to your applications!
- 1. Guidelines for Coverage of Expenses Incurred by On-site Inspections by Travel Agencies Specialising in Foreign Travellers Visiting Japan Subsidy Program (FY 2023)(416 KB)
- 2. Forms 1-5 (FY 2023) Subsidy Program for Travel Agencies(32 KB)
- 3. Visit Report (Attachment 1)(24 KB)
- 4. Breakdown of the Actual Expenses Report (Attachment 2)(31 KB)
Online Guide for Travel Agents
Whether you’re interested in immersing yourself in nature through hiking or sea-kayaking, uncovering local stories at an old, privately-run guesthouse, or savouring some seasonal local delicacies like rock oysters, the opportunities available in this remote destination are endless. We have carefully taken these special assets of the Oki Islands and organised them in an e-brochure for you to share with your clients, as they look to visit and experience a different “gateway to Japan.”
“Oki Islands. Explore the Hidden Isles.”
Click the image to view online.
Click below to download:
PDF, vertical, A4 (13.3 MB)
“Prices, Timetables, & Additional Information”
Click to download a PDF.(1.87MB)
Photo and Video Materials
Please contact us in case you wish to use any of our pictures or videos. The above-mentioned materials are not open source and require you to submit a short application before use. Click here to download the application form.
Oki Islands Geopark Management Bureau
61 Menukinoyon, Naka-machi, Okinoshima-cho,
Oki-gun, Shimane-ken, 685-0013 Japan
(you can also send an inquiry through the Inquiry Form below)