Water Sports and Beach Fun in the Oki Islands

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Oki islands are located in the Sea of Japan (a shallow, basin-like sea) that has a large cold body of water, and the Tsushima Warm Current that flows through the sea. As a result, the marine biodiversity of Oki can be enjoyed through local food and also underwater.

 

 Marine Sports

 In the summer months, scuba diving and snorkeling are popular. Sea kayaking is popular from spring – autumn. You can try these activities on Dogo, Nishinoshima and Nakanoshima islands.
 Night Diving is a unique activity, where fishing lights are used to attract fish. Divers enter the water and explore the sea at night, surrounded by schools of fish! This unique activity can only be enjoyed in Nishinoshima Island, the first place in Japan to invent this thrilling dive. Divers from around Japan (and France and Germany in 2013) come to Oki to explore the Sea of Japan at night.

 

Diving

Diving Oki

FUSE Diving Center 

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1004 Uzuki, Okinoshima-cho [map]
Fuse Diving Center offers a diving lesson and fun diving in English.
Please contact by e-mail : fuse@okidiv.jp

Club Noah Oki

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3078-12 Mita, Nishinoshima-cho [map]
Club Noah Oki offers diving lesson, fun diving, and night diving.
Please contact by e-mail :
noah-okio@theia.ocn.ne.jp


Sea kayaking

Sea kayaking Oki

Oki Islands Geopark Guide

[official websiteEnglish and Chinese Available
24 Shioguchi, Okinoshima-cho [map]
The Oki Islands Gopark Guide offers the sea cave kayaking.

Please contact by e-mail : okigeopark001@gmail.com

Club Noah Oki

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Club Noah Oki offers sea kayaking, morning, lunchtime and sunset sea kayaking.
Please contact by e-mail : noah-okio@theia.ocn.ne.jp

D-style

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Nishinoshima, Okinoshima-cho
D-style offers snorkeling tours, banana boat fun, and wakeboarding.
Please  contact by e-mail : daruma8@rapid.ocn.ne.jp

 

Fishing

There are many keen fishermen in Oki. You can hire fishing gear at many stores and try to catch your dinner! Many people fish near the port. Some islands have fishing pontoons or fishing parks where you can enjoy a few hours of fishing. There are also fishing charter boats – fish with your captain for snapper (day) or squid (night)! [PDF]

 

Beach

There are beautiful beaches in Oki Islands. The swimming season is from July to August, but you can swim from June to September (the locals will only swim in July and August!)

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach

Opening hours : 20th July – 20th August [ 8:00 – 17:30 ]
Address : Beppu, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
Access : 40 min drive from Beppu Port

 

Akiya Beach

Akiya Beach

Opening hours : 20th July – 20th August [ 8:00 – 17:30 ]
Address : Beppu, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
Access : 40 min drive from Beppu Port

 

Watazu Beach

Watazu Beach
Address : Shimazushima, Chibu-mura, Oki-gun
Access : 20 min drive from Kurusu Port

Sotohama Beach

Sotohama Beach
Address : 3430 Mita, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
Access : 10 min drive from Beppu Port

 

Mimiura Beach

MimiuraOpening hours : 20th July – 20th August [ 8:00 – 17:30 ]
Address : Beppu, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
Access : 40 min drive from Beppu Port

 

Kasuganohama Beach

kasaganohama BeachOpening hours : 18th July – 21st August [ 9:00 – 17:00 ]
Address : Fuse, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
Access : 40 min drive from Saigo Port

 

Nakamura Beach

Nakamura BeachOpening hours : 18th July – 20th August [ 9:00 – 16:30 ]
Address : Nakamura, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
Access : 30 min drive from Saigo Port

 

Fukuura Beach

Fuku-ura Beach

Opening hours : 20th July – 16th August [ 9:00 – 16:00 ]
Address : Minamikata, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
Access : 40 min drive from Saigo Port

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