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Tomogashima Island

Kada, Wakayama 640-0103, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 73-451-9018
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Get away from the Dotonbori and Gion hordes

This is the place worth visiting if you have a day to spare and wish to get away from the Dotonbori... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
A natural gem one hour from Wakashima

Tomogashima Island is a misnomer, there are actually 4 islands that are collectively referred to by... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
Keith S
Perth, Australia
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Kada, Wakayama 640-0103, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 73-451-9018
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is the place worth visiting if you have a day to spare and wish to get away from the Dotonbori or Gion crowd. Most visitors are locals or independent travellers. Literature on the island are plenty on the net. Best to read up before...More

9  Thank Jack_CCC
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Tomogashima Island is a misnomer, there are actually 4 islands that are collectively referred to by that name. Access is by ferry from Kada port and the ferry only takes you to Okinoshima Island. Getting to the ferry terminal is simple enough, we took the...More

7  Thank Keith S
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Take the ferry from Kada (the ferry located near the bridge) and enjoy the trip to the island. Most of the information on the island is in Japanese, but the island is easy to explore. You'll find old military buildings that are abandoned now, it...More

4  Thank Wim H
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We woke up very early and caught the 7am train towards Kada station. Then we had to nearly run to get to the ferry, which is not at all easy to find without a bit of directions from locals and a good map. Then when...More

5  Thank JVerse
Reviewed 24 January 2015

BEWARE! There is ONLY ONE ferry that leaves from Kada station to Tomogashima and that's at 10:30am on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only. The ferry returns to Kada station at 3:30pm. I found this out the hard way, as I arrived at Kada station...More

16  Thank Jenn G
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This place used to be a fortressa stronghold. it takes around 20 minutes from Kada port by a small ship. (9pm, 10pm, 1am, 3am, 4am from Kada port, return tickets : 2,000 yen). Tomogashima 's port is placed middle of island. If you walk round...More

5  Thank 菜穂 柴
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We just saw the island because the ferry service is not available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Take that into account if you want to go.

2  Thank svarnyp
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

This was a great day trip from Osaka. We took the "Southern" Nankai train from Namba Station to Wakayama City (be sure to reserve a seat for just 500 yen more and travel in comfort). We then took a little local train to Kada. In...More

4  Thank OgopogoGuy
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Because if you walk to all the attractions, it can take a while to find them all. Maps are provided and there are road signs, but it is still confusing. I would love to go back to this island with a mountain bike, and spend...More

6  Thank DanL917
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