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Tomogashima Island

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Address: Kada, Wakayama 640-0103 , Wakayama Prefecture
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 May 2015
Wim H
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The Netherlands
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Singapore
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156 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 going. A few practical tips – 1. Check the ferry schedule on the net. There... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 train from Wakayama station to Wakayamashi station, then switched to the Hankei line that takes... More 

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The Netherlands
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 can make for a really mystic experience... you have to come to this island if... More 

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2 Thank Wim H
Kyoto, Japan
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132 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 we finally arrived, there was a sign that said it was too windy so there... More 

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4 Thank JVerse
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 at 10:50 only to learn the last ferry for the day (let alone week!) had... More 

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14 Thank Jenn G
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the island, it takes 4~5 hours. if you don't have any time, I recommend you... More 

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4 Thank 菜穂 柴
Suita, Japan
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8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

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.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Kada we walked a bit until we found the ferry. The island is fascinating. Pick... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the better part of a day there. Also the ferry timetable is every two hours,... More 

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