Oshima & Ogijima Sea Taxi Tour: Enjoy the Seto Inland Sea

From JPY ¥54,850.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Takamatsu, Kagawa
  • Product code: EN-KGW-7149-71497


Ogijima has few flatlands and many slopes. This is a tour which you can enjoy while walking on an island where slopes and stone steps spread like a maze. 

Start from enjoying the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea from the ship. During your Ogijima exploration, a local guide will tell you stories that only the residents know such as the local culture and history while visiting art spots which are integrated with their daily life. This tour is recommended for those who want to have a local experience by interacting with the islanders.


  • Enjoy the beautiful view of the Seto Inland Sea on a route that can be reached only by a sea taxi, which is one of the key transportation methods for Setouchi.
  • Feel the beauty of the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, as well as the stunning scenery and nature of Ogijima, which is unique with few flatlands and many slopes.
  • Experience the artistic life of the island, such as Toyotamahime Shrine and Walking Ark.
  • Learn the history and culture of the island that only local residents know from Emi, a local guide from Kagawa.


54,850 yen-58,550 yen (tax included)
* The following charges apply depending on the number of people in the group.
2-5 people 54,850 yen / 6-10 people 58,550 yen


[09:00] Meeting at Takamatsu Marina. Take instructions and board on a sea taxi.

[09:10] Depart Takamatsu Marina, cruising around Oshima and head to Ogijima.

[10:40] Start a walking tour of the island with the guide visting the following places:
・ Ogijima Lighthouse
・ Toyotamahime Shrine
・ Walking around the village

[12:30] The tour terminates after returning to Takamatsu Marina by Ferry “Meon”.


First, enjoy a journey around Oshima on a sea taxi. Visit the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea, and cruise for about an hour.

An island in the Seto Inland Sea with the shortest distance of about 1 km from the mainland Shikoku. Approximately 90% of the island is the National Hansen's Disease Sanatorium "Oshima Aomatsuen", and residents are still living a medical treatment life.
The symbol "Pine of the Tomb Mark" is said to have been planted as a tomb mark when burying the bodies and weapons of the Heike warlords who lost in the Genpei War about 800 years ago.
Then, land on Ogijima and stroll down the maze-like slopes!
Enjoy every bit of the island from artworks to the daily life.

[Toyotahime Shrine]
The best view spot on the island. Known as the land associated with the legend of Toyomahime (Princess Toyoma), which remains on the island, it is known as "Tamahime-san" by the people of the island. The shrine connects the Otorii of the harbor, and if you look back at the stairs along the approach, you can meet the beautiful scenery unique to Ogijima.

[Ogijima Lighthouse]
A lighthouse that has been selected as one of the “Japan’s 50 Best Lighthouses". It is a Western-style lighthouse made of granite, which is rare in Japan and was built in 1895. In 1957, it became famous as a location for the movie "Times of Joy and Sorrow". 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 Ogi Fishing Port. 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.

* Additional charges may be incurred on the day of customizing the itinerary.


  • Duration:5 hours
  • Minimum participants:2 people
  • Meeting point:Takamatsu Port (prefectural second floating pier) [MAP] 
    8 Sunport, Takamatsu City, 760-0019
  • Access:10 minutes walk from JR Takamatsu Station, Kotoden Chikko Station, and Takamatsu Station Express Bus Terminal. 
  • Tour conductor for 24 hours:No
  • Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter:No
  • Language support:Japanese, English
  • Meals (included in a tour fee):No(Breakfast:0, Lunch:0, Dinner:0)
  • Included :Ocean cab (charter boat) fee, ferry (Meon) boarding fee
  • Excluded:Food and drink
  • Items to bring:Comfortable clothes, shoes, anti-sickness medication
  • Participation requirements :
    ・Over 4 years old can participate as adults.
    ・Under 3 years old can participate at free.
    ・Wheelchairs are accessible.
    ・Wheelchairs are accessible for all transportation.
    ・Strollers are accessible.
    ・Service animals are allowed.
    ・Travelers can easily arrive/depart on public transportation.
    ・Infants are required to sit on laps.
    ・Infant seats are available.
    ・Ogijima has a lot of slopes. If you have difficulty walking for long periods of time, we recommend taking a walk or rest around the harbour area.
  • Special support:Luggage storage is available.
  • Free Wi-Fi:No
  • Toilet:Yes (Western-style)
  • Other things to note:
    ・Please be advised in advance that the order of the visit is subject to change depending on the schedule of the locals with whom you are going to have an interaction program.
    ・We normally ask the participants to arrive 10 minutes before the meeting time. However, we may ask them to arrive at the meeting point a little earlier during busy periods. We will inform you in advance if this is the case.
  • Operating company:NPO Archipelago


・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


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