Culture & History

Shrines & Temples

Takuhi Shrine 焼火神社

焼火神社

焼火神社

The wooden shrine building of Takuhi Shrine is the oldest in the Oki Islands (1732), and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. This shrine is dedicated to the deity of safe sea voyages. The hike up to the shrine is very enjoyable. Observe some interesting flora and fauna, and enjoy the views out across the inner sea.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  20 minutes by car, then 15 minutes on foot
bicycle40 minutes
 foot  2-2.5 hours
*The local bus does not stop here.

Address
Mita, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane-ken
>> Google MAP

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Yurahime Shrine 由良比女神社

Yurahime Shrine 由良比女神社

イカ寄せの浜

This was once one of the highest ranked shrines in Shimane (and Japan). It is dedicated to the deity of fishing and is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Squid come into the nearby bay from autumn – winter every year. Maybe you can catch a squid when you visit the shrine?

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  15 minutes by car
bicycle30 minutes
 foot  1.25 hours
 bus  25 minutes
*Get off at Yurahime-jinja Bus Stop.

Address
922 Uragō, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane-ken
>> Google MAP

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Historic Sites & Museums

Nishinoshima Furusato-kan 西ノ島ふるさと館

西ノ島ふるさと館

西ノ島ふるさと館 furusatomuseum

Learn more about Nishinoshima and the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark at this compact museum.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  1 minute
 foot  5 minutes

Address
56-10 Beppu, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane-ken
>> Google MAP

Admission
Adult-¥300, Student-¥200, Child-¥150
You can buy a discount ticket (for this museum and Hekifū-kan Museum). Just ¥400!
*We hope to have discounted entry for international visitors from April 2017.

Opening Hours
9:00 – 17:00 (April – October)

Closed
November – March

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Kurogi-gosho Imperial Residence Site, Hekifū-kan Museum 黒木御所跡阯・碧風館

碧風館

碧風館 hekihukan

黒木御所跡

Historical documents state that Emperor Godaigō was exiled to the Oki Islands. Some say it was to here, Kurogi. Walk around the area and discover where the Emperor lived. Visit the museum and learn more about exile and history in Nishinoshima (information mostly in Japanese).

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  2 minutes
bicycle10 minutes

Address
275 Beppu, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane-ken
>> Google MAP

Admission
Adult-¥300, Student-¥200, Child-¥150
You can buy a discount ticket to visit this museum and Nishinoshima Furusato-kan Museum. Just ¥400!
*We hope to have discounted entry for international visitors from April 2017.

Opening Hours
9:00 – 17:00 (April – October)

Closed
November – March

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