Ogijima Island Half-Day Tour: Meet Locals and Enjoy Their Island Culture
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa
- Product code: EN-KGW-7149-71493
Enjoy exploring Ogijima’s many slopes and maze-like stone steps while walking around the island! Your local guide will share only locally known stories, such as local culture and history, while you embark on your journey to visit the art spots that are integrated with local life. You will also have the chance to interact with residents on the island.
- Appreciate the beautiful scenery of Ogijima, which has a stunning view of islands on the Seto Inland Sea and many hills that decorate the skyline.
- Experience the artistic life of the island, such as Toyotamahime Shrine, Walking Ark, Onba Factory, etc.
- Enjoy interactions with the residents of Ogijima and learn about island life.
- Listen to Emi, a local guide from Kagawa, and learn the history and culture of the island, which only local residents know.
16,650 yen to 60,450 yen (including tax)
*The maximum price is the amount including options
[7:50] Join the tour at Takamatsu Port.
[8:00] Transfer to Ogijima Port by ferry.[8:40] Upon arrival, start the 2-hour walking tour of the island with your guide. The tour includes a visit to
・ Toyotamahime Shrine
・ Walking Ark
・ Onba Factory
・ Ogijima Lighthouse
・ Around the village
[10:40] Free time. Take a walk around the island by yourself, and you could meet Ogijima cats!
[11:30] Enjoy lunch at one of the island's restaurants while listening to the locals talk about various islands!
[13:00] Transfer by ferry from Ogijima Port to Takamatsu Port. The tour disbands upon arrival.
Take a walk along the maze of Ogijima with the guidance of Emi, a local guide from Kagawa! You can enjoy everything from artworks to life on the island.
[Toyotamahime Shrine] The best view spot on the island. It is known as a location with a connection to the legend of Toyotamahime that remains on the island and is known as "Tamahime-san" among the islanders. It leads to the approach from the port's great shrine gate, and if you look back at the stairs along the entrance, you can witness the beautiful scenery unique to Ogijima.
[Ogijima Lighthouse] Built-in 1895, it is a Western-style lighthouse made of granite, which is rare in Japan. In 1957, it was featured in the movie "Times of Joy and Sorrow", which made the lighthouse famous in Japan. At the adjacent "Ogijima Lighthouse Museum", materials related to lighthouses nationwide, the Japan Coast Guard, and the history of Ogijima are exhibited.
[Walking Ark] An artwork by Keisuke Yamaguchi installed at Ogijima Fishing Port. This is a three-dimensional work inspired by Noah's Ark in the Old Testament; it visualizes a white and blue patterned ark that blends into the sea and sky as it walks across the sea.
[Onba Factory] ”Onba” is a special color pull cart that colors the landscape of the island. It is a must-have item for Ogijima's grandmothers, who have to move through many slopes and alleyways. On the island, the color and decorate their Onba so it has become a form of art and expression.
[Interactions with Ogijima Locals During Lunch] How do people living in Ogijima live? Why do they live in Ogijima? Learn from the local residents of Ogijima while having lunch! Find out what kinds of locals live on the island and whom you can chat with. Lunch is French cuisine made with island ingredients! (* Lunch may be changed to another restaurant when the cafeteria is closed.)
★ Yacht Tour Participants (Extra fees apply)・ You can choose to venture to the island by yacht as a private group.
・ Only groups of 3 or more can use the yacht option.
・ The yacht option is available only from April 1st – November 10th.
・ Please note that the meeting point will be changed to the following place if the yacht option is selected.
Meeting point: Takamatsu Marina
68-17 Hamano-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture 760-0011
5 minutes’ walk from JR Takamatsu Station
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Duration：6 hours
- Minimum number of participants：2 people (Max 8)
- Meeting point：Takamatsu Ferry Port
8-1 Sun Port, Takamatsu city, Kagawa Pref. 760-0019
A 7-minute walk from JR Takamatsu Station
* A guide is waiting in front of the platform.
* Normally, we advise you to come 10 minutes before the meeting time, but during the busy season, we may ask you to come to the meeting place a little earlier. In that case, we will contact you in advance.
- Tour conductor
for 24 hours：No
- Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter：No
- Language support：English, Japanese
- Meals (included in a tour fee)：Lunch
- Included：A return ferry ticket between Takamatsu and Ogijima, guide fee, and lunch
- Excluded：Personal transportation and other expenses
- Items to bring：
Drinks (water, tea, etc)
Items for the weather (Umbrella, raincoat, sun lotion)
- Clothes：Casual clothes for walking and walking shoes
- Participation requirements：Those who are fit enough to join a 2-hour walking tour
- Free ｗi-fi：×
- Toilet：Yes (Western style)
- Other things to note：
・ The order of the visits may change depending on the situation of meeting with local residents.
・ Normally, we advise you to come 10 minutes before the meeting time, but in the busy season, we may ask you to come to the meeting place a little earlier. In that case, we will contact you in advance.
・ If the yacht cannot be operated due to dense fog, strong winds, or high waves even though the weather is fine, the tour will be canceled, and a full refund will be made even on the day.
・ If you voluntarily cancel the tour, the regular cancellation policy applies.
【TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS】
Before booking the tour, please confirm the Tour Terms & Conditions and save the document.
【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
10 to 8 days before the departure date of the tour 20%
7 to 2 days before the departure date of the tour 30%
The day before the departure date of the tour 40%
On the day of the departure date of the tour 50%
After the tour departed, No show 100%
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons