Swim on a deserted island at Tatsunoshima, the most northern islet of the Iki Islands. Enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear waters and watch as cobalt blue fish dart around the wharf.
The long arched foreshore resembles an archer’s bow, with a wide shallow sand bar that provides the ideal spot for beginner to intermediate swimmers. If you tire of swimming, take a break to stroll around the island and see dramatic cliff faces and the narrow gorge nicknamed ‘Snake Valley’ up close.
Tatsunoshima Swimming Beach is only a 5-minute ferry ride from Katsumoto Port, a shuttle running every 30-minutes during summer. Flat bottomed boats ensure a smooth ride to and from the island. Pair your day at the beach with a pleasure boat cruise to learn about the island and its surroundings.
|Fees||¥700 for adults (return ferry ride and access to the beach)
¥350 for children
One child ticket is free with each full fare adult ticket purchased.
|Access information||Ferries to Tatshinoshima Swimming Beach depart Katsumoto port (勝本港) every 30min during summer. The boat ride takes approximately 5min each way.|
|Open hours||Pleasure cruises and ferries transport visitors to and from Tatsunoshima Island from March through to October.|