A trip to enjoy Dogojima Island
What we'll do
This is a luxury tour for going around to see Dogo's picturesque scenery. On the Rosokujima (Candle Island) Pleasure boat that is Dogo's most popular tour, you'll be able to experience the natural magnificence of Rosokujima (Candle Island) as it towers over the vast ocean. The Shirashima Lookout at the northern tip of Dogo is a wonderful spot where you can overlook the Sea of Japan, and you can also look at Shirashima Observation Deck with its unusual rock features. At Jodogaura Kaigan Beach, try and come up close to a variety of plants while you wander around.
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Taxis or rental cars are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
1Rosokujima (Candle Island) Pleasure boat
About 20 meters off the coast of Oki Island is a rock that sticks straight out of the ocean; when the evening sun aligns at its tip, it looks like a lit candle, giving it the name Candle Island. On the Candle Island Leisure Cruises, passengers can enjoy the beauty of the sunset and a romantic atmosphere. The captain of the boat will even make sure passengers are able to take souvenir photos of the moment the sun aligns with the rock. Please note that advance reservations are required to ride these boats. Also, passengers must arrive at the departure location 15 minutes before departure time. Photograph provided by Okinoshima cho
2Shirashima Observation Deck
The Shirashima Observation Deck stands at the northernmost tip of the largest island of the Oki Shoto Islands, Dogojima Island, nearby the Shirashima Kaigan Coast. The white, elegant rocks of the Shirashima Kaigan Coast are made of rhyolite, an igneous, volcanic rock, and they have come to be a representative feature of the Oki Shoto Islands. From this observation deck, visitors can enjoy the abundant and dynamic scenery and the contrast of the interweaving colors of the white rocks, the blue of the ocean, and the green of the pine trees.
3Jodogaura Kaigan Beach
Jodogaura Kaigan Beach has been designated as both a National Scenic Spot and a National Park Special Reserve. On the eastern coastal region, there are a series of cliffs created by marine erosion and a number of inlets; multiple reddish brown islands can also be seen, creating a kind of coastal scenery unique to Oki. There are lots of island reefs extending along the kilometer-long coast, and visitors can also see small islands and the robust figures of old pine trees that have withstood the winds off the sea for years. This area of ocean has been designated as a marine park, and it is also a popular diving spot. Visitors are sure to enjoy the contrast between the force of the islands and the refreshing clarity of the ocean. Photograph provided by Okinoshima Town Hall