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Access to Oki

Oki is a group of four inhabited and around 180 small uninhabited islands located in the Sea of Japan roughly 50km north of Shimane Peninsula, north-west of the main island Honshu. The four inhabited islands include the large and circular Dōgo (Okinoshima Town), and the three Dōzen Islands: Nishinoshima (Nishinoshima Town), Nakanoshima (Ama Town) and Chiburijima (Chibu Village) which form the Dōzen Caldera. Dōgo Island and the Dōzen Islands are separated by the Oki Strait.

The islands can be accessed by air or sea.

Travel by sea to the islands is serviced by the Oki Kisen Line. Ferries depart from Sakai-minato Port in Tottori Prefecture, and Shichirui Port in Shimane Prefecture. Both of these ports are a 40 minute bus ride from Matsue Station in Shimane Prefecture. Travel between the Dōzen Islands is serviced by the Oki Dōzen Islands Inter-island Ferry. You can find the timetables for these services at Oki Kisen Website.
Note: If travelling to Oki by boat be sure to get off at the right island. Announcements on the ferry are in Japanese and English.

Travel by air to the islands is serviced daily by a direct flight to Oki Airport from Osaka Itami Airport and Izumo Airport (Shimane Prefecture). Access to Oki from major cities is outlined below.

Access from Major Cities

From Tokyo

Access map from Tokyo

  • Air (Via Osaka)
    Haneda Airport – (JAL: around 1 hour) – Osaka(Itami) Airport – (JAL: around 1 hour) – Oki Airport
  • Air (Via Izumo)
    Haneda Airport – (JAL: around 1 hour and 1/2) – Izumo Airport – (JAL: around 30 min) – Oki Airport
  • Air (Via Yonago) and Ferry
    Haneda Airport – (ANA: around 1 hour and 1/2) – Yonago Airport – (Airport Transfer Bus: 10 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port
  • JR Train (Via Okayama, Yonago or Matsue) and Ferry
    Tokyo Station – (Shinkansen Nozomi: around 3 and 1/2 hours) – Okayama Station – (Yakumo Limited Express: around 2 hours) – Yonago or Matsue Station – (Shuttle Bus: around 40 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port
  • JR Overnight Train (Via Yonago or Matsue) and Ferry
    Tokyo Station – (Izumo Sunrise Overnight Train: around 11 and 1/2 hours) – Yonago or Matsue Station – (Shuttle Bus: around 40 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port
  • Express Bus (Via Yonago or Matsue) and Ferry
    Tokyo Station – (Overnight Highway Bus: around 10 and 1/2 hours) – Yonago or Matsue Station – (Shuttle Bus: around 40 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port

From Osaka

Access map from Osaka

  • Air (Direct Flight)
    Osaka(Itami) Airport – (JAL: around 1 hour) – Oki Airport
  • Air (Via Izumo)
    Osaka(Itami) Airport – (JAL: around 1 hour) – Izumo Airport – (JAL: around 30 min) – Oki Airport
  • JR Train (Via Okayama, Yonago or Matsue) and Ferry
    Shin-Osaka Station – (Shinkansen Nozomi: around 1 hour) – Okayama Station – (Yakumo Limited Express: around 2 hours) – Yonago or Matsue Station – (Shuttle Bus: around 40 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port
  • Express Bus (Via Yonago or Matsue) and Ferry
    Osaka Station – (Highway Bus: around 4 hours) – Yonago or Matsue Station – (Shuttle Bus: around 40 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port

From Fukuoka

Access map from Fukuoka

  • Airline (Via Izumo)
    Fukuoka Airport – (JAL: around 1 hour) – Izumo Airport – (JAL: around 30 min) – Oki Airport
  • JR (Via Okayama, Yonago or Matsue) and Ferry
    Hakata Station – (Shinkansen Nozomi: around 1 hour and 1/2) – Okayama Station – (Yakumo Limited Express: around 2 hours) – Yonago or Matsue Station – (Shuttle Bus: around 40 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port
  • Express Bus (Via Matsue) and Ferry
    Fukuoka Station – (Highway Bus: around 10 and 1/2 hours) – Matsue Station – (Shuttle Bus: around 40 min) – Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port – (Jetfoil: around 1 hour 10 min / Ferry: around 2 and 1/2 hours) – Oki Islands Each Port

Links

Ferry Timetables

Airlines

JR Trains

Tourism Associations

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