Tsushima Island 対馬
A nature lover's paradise in the remote waters north of Nagasaki
Despite belonging to Japan, Tsushima is actually closer to South Korea. It is said that on a clear day, you can see Korean buildings and mountains from Tsushima's west coast.
How to Get There
Tsushima can be reached by plane or ferry.
A 35-minute flight connects the island with Nagasaki and Fukuoka airports. From Hakata Ferry Terminal, Fukuoka, you have the choice of two ferries to Izuhara Port, Tsushima. The Kyushu Yusen jetfoil takes two hours and 15 minutes. The Kyushu Yusen Ferry takes around four hours and 45 minutes.
Tsushima is the largest of all of Nagasaki's islands
It has a mountain forest covering 89% of the land
The local specialty is Rokube noodles made of sweet potatoes
Nature lovers rejoice
The largest of all of Nagasaki's islands, Tsushima is a beautiful 709 square kilometers of natural beauty. With mountain forest covering 89% of the island and various native flora and fauna, this place is perfect for explorers.
Let out the adventurer inside
Take a tour around the Aso Bay area, or even visit one of Tsushima's beautiful observation decks, the most popular being Mt. Eboshi-dake, offering a breathtaking view over Tsushima's islands. Bird watching and fishing are also vastly popular here, fitting in with the laid-back rhythm of the island.
The most exciting attraction on Tsushima, however, is the Tsushima Wildlife Conversation Center in Saozaki Park—home to the Tsushima Leopard Cat, a class 1A endangered species. This is a rare chance to see this majestic animal.