Takegashima Marine Park 竹ヶ島海中公園
A natural marine park with kayaking, snorkeling, and SUP
Takegashima Marine Park is renowned for its clear waters and the aquatic life that lives there. Check out the underwater creatures through a glass boat or get into other aquatic activities such as snorkeling.
The spot is officially designated a marine park by the Japanese government
There are more than 50 species of coral in the park
Kayaking, snorkeling, and SUP are available
How to Get There
From Tokushima Station, take the JR Mugi Line and get off at Awa-Kainan Station. Transfer to the Asato Line and get off at Shishikui Station. From there, take the Nanbu Bus or a shared bicycle.
A designated marine park
Japan's Ministry of Environment has designated the waters surrounding the island of Takegashima as a marine park.
More than 50 species of coral of various shapes and colors inhabit this beautiful area. You can see vividly colored tropical fish such as sea goldie, neon damselfish, and clark's anemonefish.
Get out on the water
One of the easiest ways to appreciate this natural wonder is to board the Blue Marine, an undersea tourist boat with both open-deck and below-deck seating, which offers submarine views through its underwater windows.
If you are interested in more direct water action, sign up for sea kayaking, snorkeling, and SUP under the guidance of instructors.
* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.