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 MAPToilet Parking

Mt. Takuhi Track

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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. Bicycles need to be returned by 17:30 at the latest (18:30 in summer).

Price
Standard ¥300/hour
¥1,500/day
(Special Map ¥100)
Optional Insurance: ¥200
Cross-bike ¥400/hour
¥2,400/day
(Special Map ¥100)
Optional Insurance: ¥200
Electric-Assist ¥500/hour
¥3,000/day
(Special Map ¥100)
Optional Insurance: ¥200
Electric-Assist Mini
Recommended for people with a height of 128cm and up
¥400/hour
¥2,400/day
(Special Map ¥100)
Optional Insurance: ¥200

>> 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 12 bicycles for hire in total, 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)

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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
April – November ¥6,500/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
May – October
Fun Diving Lesson
(Beginner)
¥14,000(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

Snorkeling Tour

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Enjoy snorkeling in the Sea of Japan with a friendly instructor.

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 Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru then head out to the snorkeling site by boat.

Season Price
Mid July – Late August Adult (from 13 years old and up) ¥5,000
Child (from 7 years old and up) ¥2,500

From minimum 2 people, max. 10 people.
For a group of more than 10 people please consult when booking.
Session: 1 pm-3:30 pm

It is possible to rent snorkeling mask, fin and towels.
Mask:  500 yen/day  Fin: 500 yen/day
Towel: 500 yen/day (1 bath towel and 1 face towel)

Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
>> Contact Form (English/Japanese)
*Booking essential.
Instructor
Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru
+81-(0)8514-6-1111 (Japanese only)
Access (from Beppu Port)
 car 10 minutes
bicycle 20 minutes
 foot 50 minutes
 bus  10 minutes by local bus (get off at Tsurumaru Entrance Bus Stop)

Towing

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Enjoy bouncing through the inner sea on a banana boat or wakeboard towed by the instructor from Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru!

Activity Time Season Price
Wakeboarding Choose your preferred session time between 9-12 or 1-5.
The session duration is about 30 min per person.
1st June – 31st August ¥6,500/per person
Banana Boat Choose your preferred session time between 9-12 or 1-5.
The session duration is about 15 min per group.
(max 5 people per group)
1st June – 31st August ¥3,500/per group
Age Limit
For wakeboarding you need to be 13 years old and up.
For banana boat you need to be 7 years old and up.
Access (from Beppu Port)
 car 10 minutes
bicycle 20 minutes
 foot 50 minutes
 bus  10 minutes by local bus (get off at Tsurumaru Entrance Bus Stop)
Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
>> Contact Form (English/Japanese)
*Booking essential.
Instructor
Seaside Hotel Tsurumaru
+81-(0)8514-6-1111 (Japanese only)

Snorkeling Tour by D-Style’s Mr Adachi

Season
15th July to 15th Sept
Cost
Beginner: 5,000 yen
Intermediate: 6,000 yen
Advanced: Consult at the time of Booking
Gear rental: from 500 yen

Course
The tour will be offered in the afternoon only.   Morning tour may be offered in the weekends and public holidays.

Access (from Beppu Port)
 car 10 minutes
bicycle 20 minutes
 foot 45 minutes
 bus  15 minutes by local bus (get off at School (“Shochugakkou“) Entrance Bus Stop)
Booking
Please contact the Nishinoshima Tourism Association.
Phone: +81-(0)8514-7-8888 (Japanese only)
>> Contact Form (English/Japanese)
*Booking essential.

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WHARF FISHING (FISHING SHOPS)

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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
4386 Mita, 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.