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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 Dogo (Okinoshima Town), and the three Dozen Islands: Nishinoshima (Nishinoshima Town), Nakanoshima (Ama Town) and Chiburijima (Chibu Village) which form the Dozen Caldera. Dogo Island and the Dozen 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 Dozen Islands is serviced by the Oki Dozen Islands Inter-island Ferry. You can find the timetables for these services here.
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.  

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Access from Major Cities

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From Tokyo

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

From Osaka

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

from Fukuoka

  • Airline (Via Izumo)
    Fukuoka Airport - Izumo Airport (JAL: around 1 hr) - Oki Airport (JAL: around 30 min)
  • JR (Via Okayama, Yonago or Matsue) and Ferry
    Hakata Station - Okayama Station - Yonago or Matsue Station (Yakumo Limited Express: around 2 hr) - Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port (Connecting Bus: 40 min) - Oki  (Jetfoil: around 1 hr/Ferry: around 2 hr 30 min) 
  • Express Bus (Via Matsue) and Ferry
    Fukuoka Station - Matsue Station (Highway Bus: around 10 hr 30 min) - Sakaiminato or Shichirui Port (Connecting Bus: 40 min) - Oki  (Jetfoil: around 1 hr/Ferry: around 2 hr 30 min) 

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