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Cruise and Walk Tour in Kamishima Island - the tour featuring Yukio Mishima's Novel

by Tetsuya
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6h $ 220

Highlights

  • Viewing the Rias Coastline, which is registered as National Park, from the ship, with breeze and smell of the ocean.
  • Stroll in the area of Japanese fishery village, explaining unique custom and lifestyle.
  • Visit each spots that Yukio Mishima's Novel
  • Karst Rocks - Exposed Large Limestones Rocks in unique shapes that have been eroded over the years by rain.
  • Walk on 4 km nature trail in the Island in calm and peaceful surrounding, enjoying ocean-view, sound of waves and bird's singing,
  • Wide Ocean view with dotted fishing boats from the trail and observatory decks.
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1 ~ 2 people 220.00 USD
3 ~ 4 people 220.00 USD
5 ~ 10 people 264.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

The tour includes total 80 minutes cruise by a regular liner and walking in the island called "Kami-shima", which is the location of Yukio Mishima's novel titled "The Sound of Waves". The island is located 14 km off the coast of Toba, Mie. Only 300 people live there. The beauty of untouched nature and landscapes that you can only find in isolated island shall fascinate you.

What to Expect

If you are fed up with noise and crowds in usual sightseeing areas, if you start losing interest in visiting temples, shrines and samurai houses, or if you want to refresh yourself in the middle of your planned trip, this tour must be the one that will fill your wishes. After 40 minutes cruise, you are in the fishing village on the island. The guide will explain to you unique living style of local people. From observatory places, you will spot many fishing boats in the ocean. They continue to live on fishing only.

About 3km nature trail runs around the island. It runs over hills and along the beach. On the trail, you will enjoy the bird's singing, natural plants and trees, and hear the sound of waves and find seashells and sea-animals on the beach. In addition to being filled with nature and peaceful surrounding, you might feel you are one of the characters in the Novel "The Sound of Waves" as you visit the sites the novel is set in ( The guide can read a part of the story at each spot where the location meets the story if my hoarse voice do not bother you. )
Since we have about 4 hours in the island, we walk slowly and spend much time in each spot. Let's forget being pressed for time in this tour !

This tour brings you unexperienced features. After completing the tour, you will be refreshed and will be ready to go for the next day.

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Highlights

  • Viewing the Rias Coastline, which is registered as National Park, from the ship, with breeze and smell of the ocean.
  • Stroll in the area of Japanese fishery village, explaining unique custom and lifestyle.
  • Visit each spots that Yukio Mishima's Novel
  • Karst Rocks - Exposed Large Limestones Rocks in unique shapes that have been eroded over the years by rain.
  • Walk on 4 km nature trail in the Island in calm and peaceful surrounding, enjoying ocean-view, sound of waves and bird's singing,
  • Wide Ocean view with dotted fishing boats from the trail and observatory decks.

Important

As the tour includes walking on the unpaved road, going up and down on small mountains as well as waling on the beach, the guest is expected to wear casual outfits and sports shoes ( pants and hiking boots would be ideal )
Since the island is not well organized for travelers, there are a few places to eat and even to buy something. So, the tourist may need to buy a lunch box or a sandwitch beforehand though the guide will try to find a restaurant on the island.
Please note that depending on the weather conditions, the cruising may not be available. In that case, the guide shall alternatively provide the tourist with other tour such as visiting Ise shrine ncluding the optional sites at the same price after consulting with the tourist at the meeting place read more

What‘s included
The Guide Fee, the Guide's transportation fee to the meeting point,
What‘s not included
Cruise fee between Toba port and Kami-shima by regular liner ship, lunch

FYI:
Considering travel time, the guide recommends using Kintetsu Rail Way for transportation from Nagoya or Osaka. The following is
the one way ticket charge for adult:
Limited Express Train Ticket from Nagoya Station to Toba Station = 3,030 yen/person, ( travel time: 1h40m)
Limited Express Train Ticket from Osaka-Namba Station to Toba Station = 3,650 yen/person (travel time: 2h00m)
Regular Liner Cruise Fee from Toba to Kami-shima (one way ) = 740 yen/person

If the tourist comes from Osaka, Kyoto or Nagoya and plan to stay in Ise-Shima Area more than 1 night, the guide recommends that the tourist purchases "Mawaryanse" train tickets. The ticket includes Limited express train ticket with seat reservation for round trip, cruising ticket and admission for some facilities such as Mikimoto Pearl Island (1,500 yen) and Toba Aquarium (2,500 yen). And other benefits are included in it. The ticket costs only 11,300 yen/person (including handling charge ) and it will enable the tourist even travel from Nagoya to Kyoto or Osaka or vice versa through Toba station. The ticket is effective for 4 days. Other than repeated visit to the same facility, the tourists can get free entry to listed facilities during the period. Of course, the tourist who wants one day trip can enjoy some benefits from the ticket too. Since it is only sold in Japan, the guide can arrange it on behalf of the tourist upon receipt of the tourist's request. Then, the both parties will discuss how to hand over the ticket to the tourist by e-mail.

In case of sudden cancellation of returning ship due to bad weather, the tourist is expected to bring some extra cash to stay over in the island ( please note some accommodation facilities may not accept credit card. )
Meeting Point
At ticket of Toba Station
Ending Point
At Toba Station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 10 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Andrew Andrew Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Amazing service ...highly recommended!!! ”

We booked Tetsuya for a full day trip around Ise and Toba .He recommended cheap 4 day train/bus/attractions pass and purchased them on our behalf and then got train tickets and reserved seats for us as it was not available on internet from Australia. His English is very good and his written communications are excellent. He was always happy to answer any questions and offered itinerary suggestions and a timetable for the day. We were amazed at the time & effort Tetsuya put in to providing us with a memorable day. He is very knowledgeable on all sites we visited and looks much younger than his profile photo suggests.😊 We recommend him unreservedly for any guide services you may be considering.

Tetsuya:

Dear Andrew-san and Judy-san, Thank you very much for your comments. I am quite delighted to have had the opportunity to meet and show the both of you around Ise and Toba. As you suggested, I am hoping that I can travel to Australia someday. For now, I am preparing to make new tour. That will include the words " samurai", "tea ceremony" and "Japanese garden". If you have chance to come to Japan in the next big holidays, please try to experience it. Thank you again for selecting my tour, and I hope that you will enjoy rest of your trip. Bon voyage !

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