Traditional culture protected
by the caldera sea.
Historically, the Oki Islands (Oki-no-kuni) are known as islands of exile, where Emperor Gotoba and Emperor Godaigo were sent in the middle ages.
Rituals and Festivals
Many Shintō gods had been worshipped at shrines around the island since ancient times.
There are 14 shrines in Nishinoshima. Each shrine has its own unique gods and holds special annual festivals.
Stories of the island and the sea
Visit Nishinoshima and discover the bounty of the sea.
Discover something intriguing as you walk around the fishing villages. Marine sports and fishing are also very popular.
Two very rare cultural assets still exist in Nishinoshima today.
Traditional Boat "Tomodo" (Important Intangible Cultural Heritage, Japan)
Island Food Culture
Different food and flavors can be enjoyed in each season.
Strong seasonal winds blow from the continent during the winter. People here become restless, not because of the bad weather, but because winter is the season for taking rock seaweed!
Travel around Nishinoshima
Superb scenery, fascinating culture and history - Nishinoshima