Southern Area A treasure trove of coastal beauty and seafood on Okushiri Island
April to October is the best time to visit Okushiri Island, located in the Sea of Japan just off the coast of southwestern Hokkaido. Popular scenic spots include Nabetsuri Rock, Miyazu Bentengu Shrine, Sainokawara Park, Kabuto Iwa and other locations along the western coastline. The sunsets seen from the west coast are particularly spectacular and a great way to experience the area's natural beauty. Local food is also delicious and well known, especially the seafood, such as sea urchins and abalone. Some people travel all the way here just to savor the rich and sweet taste of the sea urchins caught here.
- Early April to late October
- Time required
- Day trip to Overnight stay
- 10,000 yen (day trip) to 20,000-30,000 yen (overnight stay)
- Japanese language only
- [Ferry operating hours]
May 7 to December 31 / Esashi Port 13:00 to Okushiri Port 15:10-15:20
May 7 to December 31 / Okushiri Port 7:00 to Esashi Port 9:10-9:20
*Please check the website for items other than the above.
*The ferry is often suspended in winter. Schedules are subject to change depending on the weather. Please check on the website.