Shishijima Island

20 minutes from shore
lies an island where only 20 people live
watched over by its most ancient resident,
the great camphor tree, Okusu.

  • ▲A sweeping view of the Setouchi

  • ▲Okusu, the 1200 year-old camphor tree

  • ▲Formerly know as “Flower Island”

  • ▲Skyview Meadow

Shishijima Island Destinations

大楠イメージ
  • 樹齢1200年の大楠
    Okusu

  • Okusu lives in the heart of Shishijima Island. This 1200 year-old camphor tree watches over its home with a silent mysticism. Be sure to wear your hiking shoes, as the path to visit is steep, and come in mid-July to see Okusu surrounded by lilies.
    Located a 20-minute walk from Shishijima Port.

  • ▲Follow the signs

  • ▲Okusu itself
  • 楠の倉展望台
    Camphor Overlook

  • Located just a few moments’ hike West from Okusu is this photogenic overlook. Take a break in the hand-constructed wooden pavilion, where the scenery is as refreshing as the breeze.

  • ▲Just a short hike from Okusu…
  • 志々島の休憩処 くすくす
    Kusu-Kusu Cafe

  • Located inside a 100-year-old family home is the island’s only rest spot. This quaint little house is great for an ice cream or coffee break. They also have original souvenirs of the island!

    Address: Shishijima Island 397 Takuma-cho, Mitoyo
    Phone: 090-1598-5885
    Hours: 10:00 – 11:30, 14:30 – 15:50

  • 天空の花畑
    Skyview Meadow

  • In the past, Shishijima Island was known as “Flower
    Island” for its abundant fields of flowers. The residents
    have recently begun to revive this name, and the first step
    is Skyview Meadow.

    Blooming Period: Sweet Williams: late April – late June Moss Phlox: late
    March – late April Marigolds: early April – early May Hydrangeas: late
    May – mid-June
    15 minutes from Shishijima Port


  • ▲Marigolds

  • ▲Sweet Williams
  • Goats: Idols of the Island

  • Some of the cutest and most popular residents of the island. They’re normally near the port, but sometimes they’re out in the fields, doing their job by eating the grass. Ask at Kusu-Kusu for help finding them.
  • Shishijima Island’s only accommodations are a traditional-style house surrounded by nature where guests are lulled to sleep by the sounds of the outdoors. Your stay includes plenty of cooking tools, but be sure to bring your ingredients and amenities, as there aren’t any stores on the island!
    Reserve your stay!
    Address: Shishijima Island 328 Takuma-cho, Mitoyo
    Phone: 0875-83-5740 (Shishijima Promotions)
  • ゲストハウス きんせんか
    Guest House Kinsenka

Access Information

  • Access to Takuma Station
  • Community BusTimetableMap

  • Takuma
    Station
    Bus
    20 min.
    Takuma
    Chosha
    Walk
    Miyanoshita
    Port
    20 min.
    Shishijima
    Port
  • Take the Takuma line for Nabuto, the Takuma-Mino line for Ohama, or the Takase-Nio line for Ohama
  • Takase Line: Runs every day, including holidays
  • Takuma-Mino Line: Runs Monday-Saturday, except holidays
  • Takase-Nio Line: Runs Monday-Saturday, except holidays

Ferry InformationTimetable

Miyanoshita Port
20 min
Shishijima Port

For additional information/questions, call: 0875-83-3204
★Please buy your ticket(s) from the vending machine on board.

 

Water Taxi

・Water Taxi Shishijima Promotions LLC Phone: 0875-83-5740
(Please make all inquiries directly to the company.)

map of Shishijima Island

  • Preparing for Your Visit

  • ○The island has many stairs and narrow paths that cars and bikes cannot fit through.
    ・Most of the island can only be reached on foot.
    ・Shishijima Island is not handicap accessible.
    ・Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • ○There are no shops on the island. We recommend:
    ・a hand towel (for wiping off sweat)
    ・drinks and snacks
  • ○In Summer, the island is home to an especially large insect population. We recommend:
    ・Bug repellant
    ・Long sleeves and long pants
  • ★The island residents will lend you insect-repellent coils free of charge.
    Borrow them at Ueda Beikoku Shop, located between the port and Okusu.

Recommended Courses

  • Standard Course Estimated Time: 2½ Hours
Shishijima
Port
1 min.
Kusu-Kusu
Cafe
20 min.
Okusu
2 min.
Camphor
Overlook
20 min.
Goats
3 min.
Kusu-Kusu
Cafe
1 min.
Shishijima
Port
  • Skyview Meadow Course (April – June Only) Estimated Time: 3½ Hours
Shishijima
Port
1 min.
Kusu-Kusu
Cafe
20 min.
Okusu
2 min.
Camphor
Overlook
20 min.
Skyview
Meadow
20 min.
Goats
3 min.
Kusu-Kusu
Cafe
1 min.
Shishijima
Port
  • Contact

  • Mitoyo Tourism and Exchange Authority
    Phone: 0875-56-5880 (Closed Tuesdays)
  • Email

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