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Dogashima Cave Excursion Boat

Experience the mystic light display in the Blue Cave yourself.

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Excursion boat

Dogashima Island is described as Matsushima in Izu for its beauty. The best spot to see is the national natural treasure, Tensodo Cave. If you really want to enjoy it, hop on the boat that leaves every 15-20 minutes.

Weaving through the sawtooth coastline of islands, you will soon reach the entrance to Tensodo Cave. As the boat runs inside the cave, you will reach a spot with a more than 10m-wide opening like a skylight.

The light from the opening reflects on the seawater, and the light columns wave on the rock walls like magic! The water is deep blue, reminding visitors of the famous Blue Grotto in Italy. The boat stops there for a while. Don’t forget to take some shots of this wondrous space.

It is only a 20-minute excursion, but you will be 100% satisfied after seeing the mysterious scene fashioned by the light, the sea and the cave. Depending on the season, hour and weather, each trip give you a different look and sensation. In case of bad weather, the boat may be canceled. Check at the website or by phone before you go.

Highlights

  • The magical scene created at Tensodo is a must-see!
  • Ride the boat that leaves every 15-20 minutes with no reservation.
  • Check the boat schedule by the website or phone before you go.

Photos

  • Depending on the angle of light and hour, you see different scenes.

    Depending on the angle of light and hour, you see different scenes.

  • Weaving through islands, the boat heads for Tensodo

    Weaving through islands, the boat heads for Tensodo

Reviews

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  • 簡珮儷

    船要開進去真是考驗技術,因為航道很狹窄,進入後看到天窗洞,鬼斧神工真的是上天賜予的禮物。

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Details

Name in Japanese
堂ヶ島洞くつめぐり(遊覧船コース)
Postal Code
410-3514
Address
2060 Nishina, Nishiizucho, Kamogun, Shizuoka
Telephone
0558-52-0013
Closed
Open every day *In case of bad weather, the boat may be canceled
Hours
9:30am-4:30pm (Due to Covid-19, it is changed to 10am-4pm as of November 2021)
Admission
Adult: 1300 yen, Elementary children: 650 yen
Directions
1) From Izukyu, Shimoda Station, ride Tokai Bus bound for Dogashima and get off at Dogashima,
2) From Izuhakone Railway, Shuzenji Station, ride Tokai Bus bound for Matsuzaki and get off at Dogashima.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)