Himakajima is the outlying Aichi Prefecture island that's closest to Nagoya. Reachable in around an hour by train and high-speed boat, it's a world away from the hectic city – a place where time passes slowly. This island is famed as a treasure-trove of marine life, and is especially well-known for its catches of fugu – pufferfish – and octopus. Come visit, and enjoy an excursion of contentment – a journey of leisurely strolls and your fill of fresh seafood bounty!
The expression "isolated island" conjures up the image of someplace remote, but in fact Himakajima is a nearby resort that enjoys convenient access from Nagoya.
After disembarking at Kowa Station, which you can get to from Nagoya Station by Meitetsu without having to change trains, Kowa Port, where you board the high-speed craft, is 8 minutes away on foot. A free shuttle bus going from the station to the port also makes runs.
Right next to the boarding point is a ticket sales area for the high-speed boat. Boats depart once an hour, so checking the times before you head out might is recommended.
- Adult – 1,400 yen for one way or 2,690 yen for round trip
- Child – 700 yen for one way or 1,360 yen for round trip