1-Day Private Island Hopping Tour to Secluded Islands on the Seto Inland Sea
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa
- Product code: EN-KGW-7147-71471
A skilled captain who knows the Seto Inland Sea will take you around to the islands that are difficult for normal ships to reach. You will be guided by a former national park ranger, who is nationally qualified as a licensed interpreter. They will help you gain a deeper understanding of the nature and culture of the inland sea.
- Enjoy the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, the only location selected in Japan by the NY Times for "52 Places to Go in 2019".
- On Honjima, which once flourished as an important base for shipbuilding and the navy, stroll through a historic town preserved for its traditional values.
- Enjoy a luxurious Japanese seafood lunch with freshly caught fish from the Seto Inland Sea.
- Have a mesmerizing tea break onboard, to admire the ever-changing Seto Seascape.
- Experience a special island tour guided by an eco-tour specialist and a captain who knows all about the Seto Inland Sea.
【PRICES】30,250 yen - 65,600 yen (Tax included)
①11:00-12:00 After gathering at the Marine Wave (Mitoyoshi City Cultural Hall), board the cruiser and head to Kasashima Port on Honjima.
②12:00-14:00 After enjoying lunch at a guest house, take a stroll through the historic town which has been designated for preservation because of its traditional values.
③14:00-15:30 Enjoy the Seto Inland Sea on a cruiser; including a fantastic experience of passing under the Great Seto Bridge.
④15:30-16:00 Have a tea break on a cruiser.
⑤16:00-16:30 Transfer from the beach to Awashima Port (times can be adjusted on request).
⑥16:30-17:30 Transfer to Awashima and stroll around the island (possible interactions with local residents).
⑦17:30-18:00 The tour ends on arrival at Miyanoshita Port; season permitting, enjoy the sunset from the boat.
On this plan, visit Honjima, an island with a historic townscape stretching back more than 200 years, Awashima, an island known for the artistic endeavors of its residents.
[Introduction of the Islands]
The shifting tide near the island is fast, and once produced many of the best sailors in Japan. The town is overflowing with historic and cultural assets. Kasashima district is designated as an important traditional building preservation area by Kagawa Prefecture. Kasashima is the only area in the prefecture that possesses such a status.
Residents on the island are engaged in various art activities, and there are plenty of humorous artworks like hand-painted buoys or hand-sewn mascots. There are also a lot of places to visit such as the Awashima Marine Memorial Hall, which utilizes the former site of Japan's oldest sailor training school founded 120 years ago.
[About Our Guide and Captain]
Eco-tour specialist guide Mr. Yokoyama
Mr. Yokoyama, a guide who is familiar with forests and sea, will teach you in an easy-to-understand manner about the nature of the Seto Inland Sea, and the history and culture of each island. Enjoy the nature-friendly tour with Mr. Yokoyama!
"The Seto Inland Sea is known for its wonderful natural scenery with islands floating in the calm sea. In fact, the area was designated as the first national park in Japan. Besides, the Shiwaku Island was given an autonomous status recognized only in Japan when it was a samurai society. You can't see the history and culture of the Islands anywhere else. Please look forward to it. " (A word from Mr. Yokoyama)
It is no exaggeration that he knows all about the sea, islands and nature of the Seto Inland Sea. One of the pleasures of this tour is that you can talk with the captain about various things about the Seto Inland Sea while onboard!
[Seafood lunch with a full of freshly caught fish from the Inland Sea]
A seafood lunch unique to the islands is also included. Enjoy the local fish dishes (Japanese food).
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Time：7 hours
- Minimum number of participants：2 persons
- Meeting point：Mitoyo City Cultural Center Marine Wave (Miyanoshita Port) [MAP]
1338-12, Takuma, Takumacho, Mitoyo-shi Kagawa-ken 769-1101
- Access：From Osaka to the nearest station
Shin-Osaka Station — (transfer at Okayama Station) — Takuma Station
: About 125 minutes by JR
From Takamatsu to the nearest station
Takamatsu Station — Takuma Station: About 45 minutes by JR
From the nearest station
Takuma Station — Miyanoshita Port … About 1.9 km
: About 10 minutes by taxi, about 1,000 yen
- Tour conductor for 24 hours：Not Available
- Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter：Available
- Language support：Japanese, English (guide, written explanation)
- Meals (included in a tour fee)：〇 (Breakfast: 0, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 0)
- Included：Cruiser charter fee, lunch, light meal, and 1 drink
- Excluded：Museum entrance fees, additional drinks
- Items to bring：None
- Participation requirements：
・In principle, aged 12 and over. A prior inquiry is required if they are younger than 12.
・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
・Pregnant travelers need to contact us in advance.
・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
- Free Wi-Fi：X
- Other things to note：
・Since the tour will be held even in rainy weather, cancellations due to customer's convenience will be handled according to the cancellation policy.
・ However, if the ship is canceled due to stormy weather, such as high waves, the tour will be canceled, and a full refund will be made as the plan uses a charter cruise ship.
・ If you have allergies or food restrictions, please contact us in advance.
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
【TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS】
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Check [TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS]（Japanese）
【TOUR PLANNER AND CONDUCTOR】
Regional Branding Institute Co., Ltd.
Aqua Terrace UⅡ Bldg. 8F, 2-20-3 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
Travel Agency registered with a Tokyo Governor 2-7547
A regular member of All Nippon Travel Agents Association
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