One-day Trip from Nagoya to Himakajima


2018.03.28

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

This island, located about 1.5 hours from Nagoya, makes for an excellent day excursion. Enjoy a pleasant day of photography surrounded by open skies and blue ocean, and be kissed by ocean breezes.

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    Access to Himakajima

    From Nagoya Station, transfer to the Meitetsu Kowa Line and ride for about 45 minutes until Kowa Station. Take the high-speed ferry at Kowa Port to arrive at Himakajima in about 20 minutes. One-way fare to the island costs 1,400 yen.

    Access to Himakajima

    Access to Himakajima

  • 02

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    Since octopus fishing is a main staple of the island, you’ll find many octopus art objects around town.

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    It takes about three hours to walk around the island.

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    A Relaxing, Peaceful Port Town

    Set out from the East Port and you will soon come across many picture-perfect spots that will have you reaching for your camera, such as seaside benches and the octopus-shaped police station.

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    Try the Local Octopus for Lunch

    Try the Local Octopus for Lunch

    Try the Local Octopus for Lunch

    Try the fresh seafood pasta and ajillo (garlic) dishes of restaurant-café Kitchen Macha (located at the West Port).

    Try the Local Octopus for Lunch

    Try the Local Octopus for Lunch

    The most popular dish is the deep-fried garlic octopus rice balls.

    Try the Local Octopus for Lunch

    Try the Local Octopus for Lunch

  • 04

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    Moving further along the coast, you will arrive at Heidi’s Swing.

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    A picture taken from behind gives a beautiful panorama shot of the sky and sea.

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    There are also other excellent spots for photography, such as at the top of a set of white stairs that glow with the colors of the sea and sky.

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

    The Best Photography Spots on the Island

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    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    The back streets with old houses have a retro feel, and the post office with its ceramic roof tiles is also a popular photo spot.

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    The octopus-themed manholes around the island are also a must-see.

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    Visit Some of the Many Other Picture-Perfect Locations, Too

    Get away from the big city of Nagoya for a day trip to Himakajima and its wide-open skies.

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