Recently there has been a significant increase in travel to Shishijima Island. The ferry to the island runs just 3 times each day, and can only accommodate a limited number of passengers. Boarding priority will be given to island residents, so visitors may be unable to board the ferry in the event that it reaches capacity.
The majority of Shishijima residents are elderly, and there are no medical facilities on the island. To protect the residents, anyone visiting the island should take precautions against the transmission of Covid 19, such as wearing a mask, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation.
20 minutes from shore
lies an island where only 20 people live
watched over by its most ancient resident,
the great camphor tree, Okusu.
太古の自然に魅せられて、神秘の力で癒される。そんな島旅にでかけよう。
  • A white goat stands in front of a small hut on shishijima island with a sweeping view of the setouchi
    ▲A sweeping view of the Setouchi
  • Okusu, the 1200 year-old camphor tree. A small shrine is visible at the base.
    ▲Okusu, the 1200 year-old camphor tree
  • a field of pink and white flowers. Several people are visible against the blue sky.
    ▲Formerly know as “Flower Island”
  • a field of red, pink, and yellow marigolds
    ▲Flowers dotted about

Shishijima Island Destinations

大楠イメージ
  • Okusu
  • 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 can be slippery. Come in mid-July to see Okusu surrounded by lilies.
    20-minutes from Shishijima Port on foot.
  • a small sign that says Shishijima's Okusu in Japanese with an arrow pointing down and right.
    ▲Follow the signs to Okusu
  • okusu
    ▲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.
  • camphor overlook
    ▲Just a short hike from Okusu
  • camphor overlook
  • 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 (Jpn Only)
    Hours: 10:00am – 11:30am, 2:30pm – 3:50pm
  • sign outside kusu-kusu cafe
  • kusu-kusu cafe interior
  • skyview meadow
  • 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.
    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 at skyview meadow
    ▲Marigolds
  • ▲sweet williams at skyview meadow
    ▲Sweet Williams
  • Goats: Idols of the Island

  • a white goat wearing a collar and facing the camera
  • 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 keeping the grass short. Ask at Kusu-Kusu Cafe for help finding them.
  • The island’s only lodgings are a traditional Japanese 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
    Address: 328 Shishijima, Takuma-cho, Mitoyo Kagawa (香川県三豊市詫間町志々島328)
    Phone: 0875-83-5740 (Jpn Only)
  • ゲストハウス きんせんか
    Guest House Kinsenka

  • guest house kinsenka
  • guest house kinsenka

Directions to Shishijima Island

Access to Takuma Station

Mitoyo Community BusTimetable

Takuma
Station
Bus
20 min
Takuma Chosha
Bus Stop
Walk
2 min
Miyanoshita
Port

    

Ferry
20 min
Shishijima
Port

FerryTimetable

Miyanoshita
Port
Ferry
20 min
Shishijima Port

Contact Awashima Kisen Ferry 0875-83-3204 (Jpn only)
★Please purchase tickets from the vending machine on board.

Water Taxi

・Phone: 0875-83-5740 (Jpn Only)
   ・See their website (Jpn only)

Map of Shishijima IslandGuide Map 2Guide Map 1

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
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  • ○In Summer, the island is home to an especially large insect population. We recommend:
    ・Bug repellant
    ・Long sleeves and long pants

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 Us