Oki (Ama-cho, Nishinoshima-cho, Chibu Village, and Okinoshima-cho, Shimane Pref.)
Oki is an island chain imbued with the collective memory of a nation. It is the cradle of the natural environment and history of Japan.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Historic Sea Route
Despite its status as a remote island, Oki is home to approximately 160 shrines.
Each shrine continues to host profoundly interesting festivals to this day. An event known as the Uma-ire ritual is held every year on June 5.
- Maritime Eco-tours
The coastal area surrounding the Oki Islands was nominated by the national government as an area for designation under the Ramsar Convention in September 2004. It is extremely rare to see an underwater forest in the open seas designated as protected wetlands.
Visitors are invited to take eco-tours on sea kayaks or dive in the Oki area (between April and November), which is blessed with breathtaking scenes of natural beauty.
- Distribution of Mystical Vegetation in the Oki Area
The Oki Islands is extremely interesting as a habitat in which austral vegetation, boreal vegetation, continental vegetation, alpine and montane zone vegetation, and surviving vegetation from the Ice Age coexist in a state of symbiotic balance.
The seasonal changes affecting flowers can also be savored.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Izumo Airport; about 1 hour 20minutes
- Izumo Airport - Oki Airport; 30 minutes
- Itami Airport - Oki Airport; 1 hour
- By ferry:
- Port of Shichirui - Port of Saigo; 2 hours 20 minutes
- Shimane Tourism Promotion Section
- Tel: +81-852-22-5292 (English, Korean)
- http://www.kankou.pref.shimane.jp/c/(Simplified Chinese)
- http://www.kankou.pref.shimane.jp/t/(Traditional Chinese)