Omijima Island | Visit Nagato, Japan

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

Omijima Island

Genre : Natural Wonders

Area : Omijima & Kayoi Area

Omijima Island is a part of the Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park, an area protected for its scenic natural beauty.
With approximately 40 kilometers of breathtaking coastline, including sheer cliffs, and the ocean-carved, monolithic rocks that have earned it the nickname the "Alps of the Sea," Omijima Island is a grand display of nature's art.

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In the summertime, the sun aligns between the two rock pillars that rise from the bay, making for an exotically beautiful sight when it sets just between them.

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Omijima Island is reknowned for its all-season scuba diving, as well, and news of the diving spots available here have spread to make Omijima extremely popular amongst divers across Yamaguchi Prefecture. As above the surface, the rock features underwater are unusual in shape, and populated by a myriad of peculiar invertebrates and other sea life.

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The famous Japanese painter Kaii Higashiyama used the wild waters of Omijima as a motif for an enormous wall painting in the Tokyo Imperial Palace, completed in 1968. The finished piece, entitled "Tide at Daybreak," measures 3.8 meters tall, and 14.3 meters in length.
To Higashiyama, it seems, the seas of Japan were represented perfectly in the waters of Omijima Island.

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Take a pleasure cruise around Omijima Island to see up close the tunnels and stone pillars of this island's natural art.
Sail through tunnels in the cliffs, and explore hidden grottos.


Senzaki/Kayoi, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4106
By car (from within Nagato):
Approx. 20 minutes from Nagato-shi Station on the JR San'in Main Line.

By car (from outside Nagato):
50 minutes from the Mine Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway.
Open Hours
Nagato Tourism Convention Association