Omi Island (Omijima) 青海島
Caves and odd rock formations on a little island in the Sea of Japan
The rocks that jut from the sea here on Omi Island near Hagi are bizarrely shaped and eroded by the natural elements. Some of these dramatic rock formations are up to 40 meters in height. There are also caves that offer lots to see from the local sightseeing boat or the sightseeing path that overlooks the sea.
- Getting the best view of the islands by boat
- Walking on the Omijima Shizen Kenkyuro sightseeing path
How to Get There
You can reach the island by train and then bus.
Take the Sanyo Main Line from Shin-Yamaguchi Station. Change at Asa Station and head to Nagatoshi Station. The island is accessible by Sanden Kotsu bus (20 minutes). Get off at the Omijima Island bus stop.
Stunning natural island scenery
The island, which was chosen as one of the 100 landscapes of Japan in 1927, is also part of the Kita Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park. Look out for the steep-sided Juroku-Rakan rocks , the Shimami-mon rock hole, and many other fascinating natural rock formations.