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.
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.
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.