Megi Island (Megijima) 女木島
Face your demons on Megi Island
Off the shore of Takamatsu lies a small island with a famous story. Megijima, also known as "Demon's Island," is said to be the home of the demons from the famous Japanese story Momotaro, a tale about a boy born from a peach.
- Megijima's prime cherry blossom viewing during the spring
- The mountaintop observation platform for incredible views of the surrounding islands
How to Get There
The island is accessible by 20-minute ferry ride from Takamatsu .
From Takamatsu Station it's a five-minute walk to Takamatsu Port. There are regular ferries between Takamatsu and Megijima around every two hours. The journey time is 20 minutes.
To get around the island, you can take a bus from the ferry terminal to the cave or rent bicycles at the port.
Megijima is a small island, only a kilometer wide, with a population of around 200 people.
Today the island is favored by outdoor enthusiasts for its activities including swimming, camping, fishing, cruising, and sailing.
With more than 2,000 cherry blossom trees, the island is also a popular cherry blossom viewing spot during springtime.
Megijima in a day
Start your day in Megijima by renting a bicycle from the ferry port and cycling up to the Ogre's Cave. Next, head to the nearby observation deck for stunning views of the surrounding islands.
Before you head back to the ferry port, spend some time enjoying the spotless beach and its clear waters. Have lunch at one of the beachfront family guest houses that operate restaurants out front.