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Kurushima Strait Boat Tour
A thrilling ride along the racing currents of Kurushima Straits. Discover the area’s history and sites, including the enormous shipbuilding works!
The Shimanami Kaido road, which connects Onomichi City in Honshu to Imabari city on Shikoku island, crosses over several islands in the Seto Inland Sea, Oshima island being the last one at the southern end of the road. The Kurushima Strait exists between Oshima island and Shikoku, and is well-known for having one of the three fastest currents in Japan. Rapid swells and a complex terrain create powerful whirlpools that swirl across the Strait. Why don't you get on the Kurushima Strait Boat for this thrilling natural adventure?
The spectacular view of the Great Kurushima Strait Bridge seen from the boat.
The current can be too strong to get closer.
The most powerful current occurs at full moon or new moon day.
Foreign language pamphlets are available.
Kurushima Strait Boat Tour experience
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Can you provide services in foreign languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)
A private guide can be requested (English, Taiwan Chinese).
For assistance outside of private guide requests, a multilingual pamphlet will be provided. (English, Taiwan Chinese)
Are coin lockers available?
What is the recommended attire?
A jacket in addition to seasonally appropriate attire is recommended.
Is a reservation required to join?
You can sign up if slots are available.
Is it wheel-chair accessible?
It’s not possible to board as is on a wheelchair, but you can if helped by an attendant. (You would be asked to leave your wheelchair at port).
Would children enjoy this?
Yes, there is plenty for children to enjoy. The waves and shipyard are a great sight that everyone enjoys.
Is there a place to eat nearby?
There is a food court, restaurants and seafood BBQ at Yoshiumi Ikiiki-kan.
Can pets ride on the boat as well?
It depends on the boat. Please inquire when you reserve.
- Tour name
- Kurushima Strait Boat Tour
- Facility name
- Michi no Eki Yoshiumi Iki-Iki Kan
- Postal Code
- Yoshiumichomyo 4520-2, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture (Tickets office)
* For inquiries further than 2 days in advance, please contact Shimanami Sales Headquarters 0898-25-7338.
- Operating hours
10:00 am - 4 pm
* Boat schedule varies by seasons and days of the week.
New Year's Day and special seasonal closing days (January to March)
*Boats operate only for group reservations above 5 passengers from December to February.
- cash, credit card, electric money, QR code payment.
- Ticket fee
above junior high school students 1800yen, elementary school students 900 yen
*Below elementary school age; free if accompanied by adults of the same number. 900 yen for children greater than the number of the accompanying adults.
- Group size
boarding capacity up to 42 people
Available foreign language: English
- Official site
- Official site