Outdoor Activities

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Hiking

Kuniga Coast Track

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This hiking track is the best way to explore and enjoy the dynamic island. Follow the well-marked trail from atop the 257m high eroded Matengai Cliff, one of the most spectacular sea cliffs in Japan, down to the impressive Tsūtenkyō Arch, Kuniga Beach and Kuniga Shrine. Horses and cows graze on the spacious grassland here also. You can also start at the bottom of the track (where the local bus stops) and walk up to Matengai Cliff. Your return trip can be along the same track or along the road through the farmland.

>> Nishinoshima Walking Track  pdf

Important Information
*Do not go close to or touch the cattle. Thank you for your cooperation.
*There are no shops or restaurants nearby, so make sure you take food and drink with you.

Course
2.3km
60 – 90 min (one way)

Access (from Beppu Port)
Top of Track
  car  25 minutes
bicycle50 minutes
 foot  2.5 hours
*The local bus does not go here.

Bottom of Track
  car  20 minutes, then 5 minutes on foot
bicycle45 minutes
  bus  30 minutes by local bus (operates 2- 4 times/day from April – October)

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

Toilet Parking

Mt. Takuhi Track

hiking

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Mt. Takuhi Track 焼火神社トレッキング
There are two tracks you can choose from on Mt. Takuhi – to the shrine or to the summit.

Shrine Track
The wooden shrine building of Takuhi Shrine is the oldest in the Oki Islands (1732). This shrine is dedicated to the deity of safe sea voyages. The short 15 minute hike up to the shrine is very enjoyable. Observe interesting flora and fauna and enjoy the views out across the inner sea.

Summit Track
Observe interesting flora and fauna, enjoy the views out across the inner sea and listen to birds as you climb to the top of Mt. Takuhi (452m). This is a relatively easy one hour climb. From the summit you can see out across the Oki Islands and to the mainland. You can visit the shrine on your way back down.

Important Information
*Please be aware that there may be Japanese diamond viper (mamushi) in the forest or on the trail. Do not go close to or touch these snakes as they are extremely venomous.
*There are no shops or restaurants nearby, so make sure you take food and drink with you.
*There is no toilet on the track, but the priest has given permission for hikers to use the toilet inside the shrine office (large white building in front of the shrine). Please leave the toilet in a clean state for other shrine worshippers and hikers.

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

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

Parking

 

Rent-a-Cycle

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Nishinoshima is a very hilly island, so we recommend the electric-assist bicycles it you want to experience a variety of sights.
We also advise you to take out optional accident insurance.
In principle, you cannot keep the bicycle overnight due to regulations.

Price
Standard ¥200/hour
(Special Map ¥100)
Optional Insurance: ¥200
Electric-Assist ¥400/hour
(Special Map ¥100)
¥2,000/7 hours or more
Optional Insurance: ¥200

We plan to have four “cross-type” road bicycles available for rent from spring 2018 onwards.
Please ask at the tourist information office or via the booking form for more information.

>> Rent-a-cycle Course MAP (PDF)

Access (from Beppu Port)
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Bicycles available for rent at the tourist information office inside the Beppu Port Terminal Building.

Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
>> Contact Form (English/Japanese)
*Booking not essential, but recommended. We currently have ten bicycles for hire, but at busy times of the year all bicycles will be rented out.
We do not have rental scooters or motorbikes.

Sea Kayaking (Morning, Afternoon, Sunset)

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Explore the Nishinoshima coastline with handsome Club Noah Oki instructors!

Get up close and feel the power of nature as you paddle over the beautiful Sea of Japan.
Kayak along the Kuniga Coast, Mimiura Coast or Oyama Village (depending on sea conditions).
Meet your instructor at Club Noah Oki (Komukai Village) then head out to the kayak site by the company car.

Time Season Price
9:00 – 11:00
13:00 – 15:00
Sunset kayak tours are currently NOT available. (From 19 August 2017)

May – November ¥5,500/person (day tour)
*Credit card OK.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  45 minutes
  bus  15 minutes by local bus (get off at Komukai Bus Stop)
Pick-up and drop-off (at port or hotel) can be arranged.

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

Instructor
Club Noah Oki
+81-(0)8514-6-0825
>> Website

Scuba Diving

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Discover the amazing underwater scenery of Nishinoshima Island.
Lessons available for beginner divers.
Diving trips available for more experienced divers.
Night diving is also available for experienced divers. Club Noah Oki was the first place in Japan to start this type of diving using floating sea lanterns that attract the fish!
Meet your instructor at Club Noah Oki (Komukai Village) then head out to the dive site by boat.

Activity Season Price
DAY Scuba Diving
(Licensed Diver)
May – October ¥7,600/One dive
¥13,000/Two dives
¥17,300/Three dives
*Credit card OK.
NIGHT Scuba Diving
(Licensed Diver)
¥8,700
*Credit card OK.
Fun Diving Lesson
(Beginner)
¥13,000(one lesson)
*Credit card OK.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  45 minutes
  bus  15 minutes by local bus (get off at Komukai Bus Stop)
Pick-up and drop-off (at port or hotel) can be arranged.

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

Instructor
Club Noah Oki
+81-(0)8514-6-0825
>> Website

Snokeling Tour

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Enjoy snorkeling in the Sea of Japan with local expert Mr. Adachi.

He will take you to some secret locations around the island to experience the beauty of the sea and the magnificent coastline.
Meet your instructor at Club Noah Oki (Komukai Village) then head out to the snorkeling site by boat.

Season Price
Late July – Early September Beginner ¥5,000
Intermediate ¥6,000

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

Instructor
D-Style
+81-(0)90-7771-9912 (Japanese only)
>> Website

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  45 minutes
  bus  15 minutes by local bus (get off at Komukai Bus Stop)
Pick-up and drop-off (at port or hotel) can be arranged.

 

Towing

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Enjoy bouncing through the inner sea on a banana boat, sumo tube or wakeboard towed by Mr. Adachi or one of his team!

Activity Time Season Price
Banana Boat
Sumo Tube
Wakeboarding
Arranged at time of booking. July – September ¥8,000/60minutes
You can split the price between participants.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  45 minutes
  bus  15 minutes by local bus (get off at Komukai Bus Stop)
Pick-up and drop-off (at port or hotel) can be arranged.

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

Instructor
D-Style
+81-(0)90-7771-9912
>> Website

 

WHARF FISHING (FISHING SHOPS)

fishing

Rent a simple rod from one of the fishing shops in town and try to catch your dinner! We recommend “catch and release” if your fish are not of a decent size.

SAKURAYA さくらや

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

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

MARIN 真璃音

Access (from Beppu Port)
 foot  2 minutes
*Closed November – March.

Address
4386Mita, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane-ken
>> Google MAP

Fishing Boat Charter

Fishing Boat Charter
The sea around the Oki Islands is rich in marine life such as snapper, yellowtail, mackerel, squid etc.
Why not try fishing at sea with a local fisherman? (Japanese language only).

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

Price

Day Trip (Snapper/Mackerel) Beginner – Advanced ¥6,000/hour (up to three people)
Night Trip (Squid) Intermediate – Advanced ¥8,000/hour (up to three people)

 

*The specialized fishing pontoon (in Hashi Village) closed at the end of 2015 due to structural problems. This pontoon will be removed in 2016. You cannot go fishing here.