Osakikamijima is an island in Hiroshima prefecture floating in the Seto Inland Sea that is not connected to the mainland by a bridge. You can visit while enjoying a relaxing boat trip. Let’s enjoy experiences unique to the island, such as traveling in “ultra-small mobility”, comfortable sea kayaking experiences, and the traditional event “Kaden horse racing”.
What is “Osakikamijima”?
An island that is not connected to the mainland by a bridge
“Osakikamijima” is not connected to the mainland by a bridge, so it is only accessible by boat. It is convenient from the Hiroshima side from Takehara Port and Akitsu Port. There is a ferry from Imabari from the Shikoku side. Blessed with a warm climate, this island is also known as a citrus island, where you can enjoy mandarin orange picking. Mt. Kamine, which rises almost in the center of Osakikamijima, is popular as a mountain of worship, and is also popular as a hiking course. Recently, the rental of ultra-small electric vehicles “mobility” has been attracting attention.
Take a walk around the island with ultra-small mobility!
There are many slopes, so it's very comfortable!
An electric vehicle “Mobility” (2 passengers) installed on Osakikamijima for sightseeing. Since there are many slopes on the island a little off the prefectural road, it is the best vehicle for sightseeing spots. ※Basic advance reservation
[Mobility installation location] Tarumi Port, Sanyo Bus, Hotel Seifukan, Osakikamijima Tourist Information Center (next to Hakusui Port)
[Rental fee] 3 hours/3,240 yen 6 hours/4,320 yen (500 yen insurance fee will be charged separately.)
[Reservation/Inquiry] Tarumi Port, Sanyo Bus/TEL.0846-65-3531 Hotel Seifukan/TEL.0846-62-055 Osakikamijima Town Tourist Information Center/TEL.0846-65-3455
“Island play” in the ocean, mountains, and nature
Enjoy sea kayaking, walking on Mt. Kamimine, etc.
“Sea kayaking” is recommended as an “island play” where you can enjoy the ocean. While the scenery of the archipelago spreads, it is an exhilarating feeling of riding a sea kayak and sliding on the surface of the sea! Even first-timers can enjoy the fun right away. You will cross to an uninhabited island, enjoy playing on the beach, etc., and experience an extraordinary time. The “island play” where you can enjoy the mountains is “Kamineyama Walking”. I aim for the summit of Mt. Kamine while looking at the mountain scenery surrounded by fresh green. From the observation deck near the summit, you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the large and small islands of the Seto Inland Sea in front of you.
A must-see! A traditional event that lasts more than 200 years
You can visit various festivals from June to October
“Kodenma” (a small wooden ship) is considered to be the original form of “Kohaya,” which is the fastest among navy ships. “Kaidenma Kyoso” is a traditional event where sailors board the ship, row in tune with a kakeout and a drum, and compete for speed. This event can be seen in the “Traveling Paddle Horse” in June, the “Kinoe Seventeen Night Festival” and the “Higashi no Sumiyoshi Festival” from late July to early August, and the “Ebisu Shrine Festival Ceremony” on the first Sunday of October. There are also events where hands-on boarding is held, so you can also touch “Kadendenma” which has historical value. The materials of “Kadenma” are exhibited at the Dai Mochizuki-tei “Sea and Island History Museum”.
The Seto Inland Sea is right in front of you! Superb view hot spring
I'm impressed by the large panoramic scenery!
The hotel “Kinoe Onsen Hotel Seifukan” built on a hill boasts an open-air bath with a superb view. A large panorama of the islands in Setouchi spreads out in front of you, and you can spend a relaxing time. All rooms have an ocean view, so the atmosphere is full of openness. Using fresh local seafood and seasonal ingredients, you can thoroughly taste the delicacies of Setouchi that can only be tasted here.