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Overview

Oki is an attractive destination for the tourists who are weary of crowds in large cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. There are slow life, many healing spots, virgin nature and marine activities. Among them, the breathtaking scenery at Kuniga Coast and the sightseeing boat are particular recommendations. Try to escape from the stereotyped tours of Japan.

Highlights

  •   Kuniga Coast…The dynamic 257m cliff is a must see! (Plan A)
  •   UNESCO Geopark Bus Tour (4 hours)…You can explore mysterious capes and forests feeling the power of nature. (Plan B)

Information

City Shimane
Depart From Shimane , Tottori
Meeting Point At your hotel, JR Station or Airport in Sakaiminato or Yonago City
Ending Point At your hotel, JR Station or Airport in Sakaiminato or Yonago City
Departure 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 2 days   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 10
Booking
2 days
When?

People

364.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Please choose [Plan A] or [Plan B].

【Plan A】: Nishinoshima Island
1st Day・・・Departure at the port in the Honshu Main Island by ferry boat→ (3 hours) →Arrival at the island →See a dynamic 257m sea cliff. Walk along the clifftop among grazing cows and horses. Enjoy night cruising(30minutes).→ Stay at a ryokan (Japanese-style inn).
2nd Day・・・Enjoy optional tours → Ferry boat to the Honshu Main Island
*Optional Tours: Sightseeing cruise tour along Kuniga Coast, Sea Kayaking Cave Tour, Diving Lesson, Shell Jewelry Making, etc.


【Plan B】: Dogo Island
1st Day ・・・Departure at the port in the Honshu Main Island by ferry boat→ (3.5 hours) → Arrival at the island → UNESCO Global Geopark Tour (4hours) →
Stay at a ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
2nd Day・・・Optional Tours → Ferry boat to the Honshu Main Island
*Optional Tours: Rosoku-jima (Candle Island→See the top photo) cruising boat, Bull Sumo , Sasaki-family Traditional Residence and lunch, Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking, etc.


What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Sakaiminato or Yonago area

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide) : ferry (Mainland-Oki, round trip) 5840 JPY, rental car (if you wish) 5000~10000 JPY, connecting bus ( Sakaiminato or Yonago to the port, one way) around 500 JPY
Inn (you and guide) : 8000~12000 JPY (including breakfast and dinner) per person
Lunch (you and guide)
Activities (examples) : Kuniga Coast sightseeing boat (1.5 hours) 2500 JPY, night cruising (30-40 minutes) 1000 JPY, shell jewelry making (1.5 hours) 2000JPY,
UNESCO Geopark bus tour (4 hours) 5000 JPY, Rosoku-jima (Candle Island) sightseeing cruise (50 minutes) 2600 JPY…available if weather condition is good, sea kayaking (2 hours) 6000 JPY, Sasaki-family old residence and lunch (1.5 hours) 2111 JPY

Important

Oki Islands are in the Sea of Japan, 70 - 100km away from the Honshu Main Island. Therefore, the transportation to the islands is not convenient. I recommend you will take the ferry service in the morning (around 8:00AM). The departure ports are Sakaiminato (Tottori-prefecture) or Shichirui (Shimane-prefecture). You may have to stay at the town near the ports for the previous night. If you are staying in Tokyo, you can take a flight from Tokyo to Yonago. If you are staying in Kyoto or Osaka, you should take a bus to Yonago at the previous day. You can enjoy various kinds of activities in the islands , but it's up to your time there. Anyway, I could suggest a best plan to you.
This tour is available from April to October.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I ask you to reserve a hotel or an inn for the previous night?

Of course. Please let me know your request for the type of hotel and room. I will suggest some hotels on your budget.

Is it possible to reserve an inn in Oki Islands in summer high season?

It's all right if your reservation is made by 2 months before. In Oki Islands, there are a few western-style hotels. Most accommodations are ryokan (Japanese-style inn) and minshuku (family-run inn). The inn's fee ordinarily includes breakfast and dinner. Most minshuku are equipped with only Japanese-style restrooms (squat-down type).

Can you stay with us at an inn?

Yes, if your budget permits it. I could stay at a cheaper inn, of course.

Are the transportation fees of child same as adult's? How about activity fees?

Child's fees are cheaper in general. For instance, a round trip ticket of ferry boat to Oki is 5840 JPY (adult) and 2920 JPY (child).
UNESCO Geopark bus tour is 5000 JPY (adult) and 3000 JPY (child).

Can I get back to Tokyo (Kyoto, Osaka) on the 2nd day of the tour?

Yes. I can make an itenerary as such. You could go to other destinations, of course.

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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