Hands-On Experiences

Fabric_Dyeing 泥染め

Meet local people!

Oki-Nishinoshima is a great island to explore on land and at sea…but some of your lasting memories might be of the people you meet and the fun you have with them.

Try some of these activities!

TAKUHI-GAMA FABRIC DYEING 隠岐の土で「泥染め」

takuhigama

泥染め

Enjoy making a hand-dyed handkerchief and/or scarf with local artist Mrs. Kato.
Color your material with dye made using yellow, orange, red and brown clay from the Oki Islands…then wash your piece of art in the sea nearby!
You can take your finished product home with you on the same day.

*Booking essential.

Price
¥2,000
*Credit card OK.

Time
2hours

Place
Takuhi-gama Kiln (Hashi Village)
 >> Google Map

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  1 hour
*No bus service to this area.

Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
 >> Contact Form (English/Japanese)

 

TAKUHI-GAMA Pottery 焼火窯 陶芸教室

焼火窯 陶芸教室

takuhipottery 焼火窯 陶芸体験

陶芸教室

Enjoy making cups, plates and other items of your choice with local pottery expert Mr. Kato.
Your items will be dried, fired and sent to you (at an additional cost, around 2,500yen per person) 1 – 2 months after your visit to the Oki Islands.

*Booking essential.

Price
Hand: ¥3,000
Wheel: ¥5,000
*Credit card OK.

Time
2hours

Place
Takuhi-gama Kiln (Hashi Village)
 >> Google Map

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  1 hour
*No bus service to this area.

Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
 >> Contact Form (English/Japanese)

 

Jyon-jyon Shell Craft じょんじょん 貝細工

shellcraft 貝細工
Enjoy painting shells, making photo frames and photo stands with the local ladies of Uragō Village.
You can take your finished product home with you on the same day.

*Booking essential.

Price
From ¥500

Time
1 hour

Place
Uragō Port
 >> Google Map

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  1 hour
  bus  20 minutes
 *Get off at Urago-kankosen-noriba Bus Stop.

Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
 >> Contact Form (English/Japanese)

 

E-sara Atelier Abalone Jewelry Making い~さらアトリエ アワビ殻アクセサリー作り

い~さらアトリエ アワビ殻アクセサリーE-sara Atelier Abalone Jewelry Making
Try your hand at making jewelry using abalone (awabi) shells.
One of the local ladies will teach you how to polish the shell and make either a necklace or a mobile phone strap.
You can take your finished product home with you on the same day.
*Booking essential.
This hands-on activity will stop on 31 August 2017. It will not be available after this time. If you have already made a booking for September – December, this booking is valid.

Price
¥2,000

Time
1.5 hours

Season
January – December (may not be possible at busy times)
*Please try to book in advance.
This hands-on activity will stop on 31 August 2017. It will not be available after this time. If you have already made a booking for September – December, this booking is valid.

Place
E-sara Atelier, Former Mita Elementary School (Mita Community Center)

 >> Google Map

Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
 >> Contact Form (English/Japanese)

>> Facebook Page

 

Sake Tasting

酒試飲

Try some local sake at Ando-honten Store. This store was once a sake brewery and also the ticket office for the sea-plane service between Oki and the mainland.
One of the local ladies will pour you a few small cups of sake (Oki-Homare etc.). Taste some
Maybe you can buy a small bottle to take home with you as a souvenir?

*Booking not necessary.

Price
Free (if you sample a lot of sake, ¥100)

Time
10 – 20 minutes

Season
Open everyday

Place
Ando Honten
>> Google MAP

 

Bath Time

ロザージュ 風呂
Relax in one of the hot baths around the island. There are no onsen (hot springs) but some of the baths have some lovely views out across the island.

Price
¥500 (includes bath towel)

Time
1 hour

Season
Some hotels close during the winter months. Ask at the tourist information office for times and dates.

Place
Kuniga-so (Urago)
Mitsukejima-so (Beppu)
Oki Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru
Reso Oki Rosage