Sightseeing Tours

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If you want to explore Nishinoshima Island but do not have access to a vehicle, join one of the following tours.
Most information will be in Japanese, but these tours are an easy way to get around the island and see some of the main attractions.
We recommend taking the sightseeing boat to see the amazing rocky coastline up close! You might even be able to enter some of the sea caves…

Kuniga Coast Sightseeing Boat 国賀めぐり定期観光船

観光船

This is the best way to get up close to the amazing rock formations along the coast! An experienced captain will take you and other tour participants through the canal, along the bottom of cliffs, through caves and rock arches (sea conditions permitting) to let you experience the power of nature, the power of this geopark!

Uragō Port Course

Course Uragō Port –> Funabiki Canal –> Kuniga Coast –> Funabiki Canal –> Uragō Port
Time Choose from one of the following tours.
(1) 8:30-10:00
(2) 10:40-12:10
(3) 13:10-14:40
(4) 15:10-16:40
Season (1) (2) 16 July – 31 August ONLY
(3) (4) 1 April – 31 October
Price Adult ¥2,500
Child ¥1,250
*Booking not necessary.
*Credit card OK.
Information You can board or disembark from the boat in front of Oki Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru or at Funakoshi Port (near Tsukamoto Ryokan, Sanrikimaru Minshuku). You must make a booking in advance if you wish to do so.

 

Beppu Port Course

Course Beppu Port –> Higashi Kuniga Coast –> Kuniga Coast –> Funabiki Canal –> Uragō Port
Time (1) 10:20-12:30
(2) 13:00-15:10
Season 1 April – 31 October
Price Adult ¥3,300
Child ¥1,650
*Booking not necessary.
*Credit card OK.
Information You can disembark from the boat in front of Oki Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru or at Funakoshi Port (near Tsukamoto Ryokan, Sanrikimaru Minshuku). You must tell the captain in advance if you wish to do so.

Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure time.
The boat tour will be cancelled in bad weather.
Sightseeing bus will run instead.
Please use public transport (local bus or taxi) between Beppu and Uragō.

Information
Oki Kanko Co., Ltd.
+81-(0)8514-6-0016 (Japanese only)
 >> Website

 

KUNIGA COAST SIGHTSEEING BUS 国賀めぐり定期観光バス

観光バス

Course Uragō Port –> Akao Lookout –> Matengai Cliff OR Tsūtenkyō Arch (Kuniga Beach) –> Yurahime Shrine –> Uragō Port
Time There are two afternoon tours.
(1) 13:10-14:50
(2) 15:10-16:50
Season 1 April – 31 October
Price Adult ¥2,500
Child ¥1,250
*Booking not necessary.
*Credit card OK.
Information Passengers on the 15:10 – 16:50 tour: If you wish to go back to Beppu Port, please inform a staff member when you purchase your ticket. (Price ¥200 extra, pay at ticket office)

Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure time.
Please use public transport (local bus or taxi) between Beppu and Uragō.

Information
Oki Kanko Co., Ltd.
+81-(0)8514-6-0016 (Japanese only)
 >> Website
 

SIGHTSEEING TAXI 観光タクシー

DAY TOUR 観光タクシー:島ドライブ

観光タクシー

One of the easiest ways to see the sights of the island is by taxi. It is not the cheapest option, but the friendly drivers will give you lots of useful information about the island (in Japanese) and take you from place to place.

There are only a few taxis on the island, so make sure you book in advance if you know where you want to go.

Booking
Hara Taxi
+81-(0)8514-6-0056 (Japanese only)

Kagamitani Taxi
+81-(0)8514-7-8321 (Japanese only)

Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association to make a reservation in advance.
Nishinoshima Tourism Association
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
 >> Contact Form (English/Japanese)

    Tour Route Price
Jumbo
Up to 9people
Medium
Up to 5people
A 1hr Beppu / Uragō –> Akao Lookout OR Matengai Cliff OR Tsūtenkyō Arch –> Beppu / Uragō ¥8,460 ¥6,360
B 1.5hr Beppu / Uragō –> Akao Lookout –>  Matengai Cliff OR Tsūtenkyō Arch –> Beppu / Uragō ¥12,690 ¥9,540
C 2hr Beppu / Uragō –> Akao Lookout –>  Matengai Cliff –> Tsūtenkyō Arch –> Beppu / Uragō ¥16,920 ¥12,720
D 2.5hr Beppu / Uragō –> Yurahime Shrine –> Akao Lookout –>  Matengai Cliff –> Tsūtenkyō Arch –> Beppu / Uragō ¥21,150 ¥15,900
E 3hr Beppu / Uragō –> Kuroki-gosho Imperial Residence Site –> Yurahime Shrine –> Akao Lookout –>  Matengai Cliff –> Tsūtenkyō Arch –> Beppu / Uragō ¥25,380 ¥19,080

 

SUNSET TOUR 観光タクシー:夕陽観賞

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Nishinoshima has three places along the Kuniga Coast that have been included in the “Top 100 Sunset Spots of Japan” – Matengai Cliff, Kuniga Beach and Akao Lookout.
Take a taxi to the coast, enjoy the sunset and come back to your hotel just in time for dinner

  Tour Route Price
Jumbo
Up to 9people
Medium
Up to 5people
Sunset
1 hr
Hotel / Port –>
Sunset Spot
(Kuniga Coast:Matengai Cliff, Kuniga Beach, Akao Lookout) –>
 Hotel / Port
(Departure time will be decided based on the sunset time.)
¥8,460 ¥6,360

Booking
Hara Taxi
+81-(0)8514-6-0056 (Japanese only)

Kagamitani Taxi
+81-(0)8514-7-8321 (Japanese only)

Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association to make a reservation in advance.
Nishinoshima Tourism Association
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
 >> Contact Form (English/Japanese)

 

Night Cruising ナイトクルージング

ナイトクルージング

Sit back and relax on this night cruise with the lovely crew from Tsurumaru. Look up at the stars and down into the dark sea…maybe you will be able to see luminous plankton or jellyfish!

Course Oki Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru Wharf –> Dōzen Harbor (Inner Sea) –> Oki Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru Wharf
Time 20:30 (30-40 minute cruise)
Season 1 May – 31 October
Price ¥1,000/person
Information There must be five or more people booked for the tour to go ahead.
If sea and weather conditions are bad, the tour will be canceled.

Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association to make a reservation in advance.
Nishinoshima Tourism Association
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
 >> Contact Form (English/Japanese)

Information
Oki Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru
+81-(0)8514-6-1111 (Japanese only)
*Booking essential!