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Oki Islands

The Oki Islands are a group of four small islands located in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Shimane Prefecture in Japan. The four islands are Dogo, Nishinoshima, Chiburijima, and Nakanoshima. The islands are home to around 8,000 people, most of whom are fishermen and farmers. The islands are known for their rugged beauty and traditional culture, as well as their rich history.

The Oki Islands have been inhabited since prehistoric times, and archaeological evidence suggests that the islands were an important center of trade and cultural exchange during the Jomon Period. In the 5th century, the islands were part of the powerful Omiwa State, which was a powerful force in the region. During the Edo Period, the islands were ruled by the powerful Matsudaira clan.

The islands are home to several important historical sites, including the Oki-no-Matsubara pine forest, which was designated a national natural monument in 1929. The islands are also home to the Oki Shrine, which is dedicated to the god of the sea and is one of the most important shrines in the region.

The Oki Islands are located in a unique geographical position, as they are surrounded by the Sea of Japan on one side and the Seto Inland Sea on the other. This unique location has made the islands a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the stunning views of the sea and the surrounding islands. The islands are also an important center of traditional culture, with many local festivals and events taking place throughout the year.

The Oki Islands are an important part of Japan’s history and culture, and they continue to attract visitors from around the world. The islands offer a unique and beautiful experience, with their rugged beauty and traditional culture, making them a must-visit destination in Japan.

Excursion tips for a day in Oki Islands

As a tourist in the Oki Islands in Japan, there are plenty of enjoyable activities to do in a day. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy:

1. Visit the Oki no Mise Park, where you can experience traditional Japanese culture, such as the Ainu culture, and observe the beautiful natural scenery of the islands.

2. Visit the Oki Marine Park, where you can observe the diverse marine life of the island, including coral reefs, sea turtles, and various fish species.

3. Visit the Oki Shrine, which is dedicated to the gods of the sea and the protector of fishermen.

4. Take a hike through the Oki National Park, which features stunning views of the sea and the surrounding islands.

5. Visit the Oki Islands Historical Museum, which houses a variety of artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the islands.

6. Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, where you can soak up the sun and take a refreshing dip in the ocean.

7. Explore the nearby islands, such as the Chibu Islands, which offer a unique insight into the culture and lifestyle of the Oki Islanders.

8. Visit the local markets, where you can purchase souvenirs and sample some of the local delicacies.

9. Take part in a traditional Oki-style cooking class, where you can learn how to prepare traditional dishes and enjoy a taste of the local cuisine.

10. Visit the nearby Oki-jima Island, which is known for its stunning views of the sea and the surrounding islands.

Experience Oki Islands with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Oki Islands. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Oki Islands

The Oki Islands in Japan have a temperate climate with mild winters and warm summers. In winter, temperatures range from 0-10°C with occasional snowfall, while in summer temperatures range from 15-25°C. Spring and autumn are mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C. The islands experience a lot of rain throughout the year, with the wettest months being June and July.

Cruise weather for Oki Islands

Our weather forecast for Oki Islands helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 25 °C
29.9 m/s
55.8 m/s
84.3 %
14.8 m
90.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 24.7 °C
31.7 m/s
55.4 m/s
31.7 %
24.1 m
84.0 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 24.3 °C
26.6 m/s
50.0 m/s
28.0 %
24.1 m
88.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 23.5 °C
19.8 m/s
42.5 m/s
93.7 %
24.1 m
87.0 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 23.5 °C
11.5 m/s
23.8 m/s
77.0 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 23.5 °C
8.6 m/s
10.3 m/s
49.3 %
24.0 m
77.6 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 23.3 °C
11.2 m/s
25.2 m/s
24.4 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 24.1 °C
12.6 m/s
21.2 m/s
73.9 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 23.9 °C
9.4 m/s
21.2 m/s
98.2 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 32.1 °C
min: 24.8 °C
7.2 m/s
9.7 m/s
91.8 %
24.1 m
75.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 24.6 °C
8.6 m/s
16.2 m/s
95.5 %
24.1 m
74.0 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 24.5 °C
8.3 m/s
10.4 m/s
36.4 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 33.4 °C
min: 24.3 °C
8.2 m/s
10.0 m/s
1.0 %
24.1 m
74.0 %
1,006 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 23.9 °C
13.0 m/s
31.3 m/s
13.7 %
24.1 m
68.6 %
1,006 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 25.3 °C
15.5 m/s
31.3 m/s
79.3 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Oki Islands

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Scheduled ship calls in Oki Islands, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 3rd 2025 Tuesday, 3rd of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 30th 2026 Saturday, 30th of May 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 8th 2026 Monday, 8th of Jun. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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