Setouchi Sea Fishing Experience from Ieshima Island with BBQ

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Tour code : 006024H

From JPY 18,000

Tour Operating : Every Day except Saturday.


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Ieshima island has a long history and it is said that there was a warriors fort here over six hundred years ago.

People who live on the island will introduce the vital fishing industry. A concierge will show you the unique spots on the island while taking you to the top of a mountain for a barbecue.

After fishing and the guided tour, please enjoy the barbecue with fresh fish and take in all the stunning scenery of the Setouchi Sea as ships float around the many islands.

Trip HighLights

  • Fishing experience in the beautiful Setouchi Sea – The sea is more than just art galleries, after all!
  • A local guide will show you the good spots for taking photos and tell you a lot about life on the island
  • Mountaintop Barbecue with grand views of the Setouchi Sea and its innumerable islands
  • Voyage to the island just like a real fisherman
  • Fresh and tasty fish

Quick Itinerary

Day 1


Crossings arrive at Maura port
Fixed netting
Introduction to IeshimaMeet an expert local guide

What's Included

Local Specialty Lunch
Sea Fishing Trip

What's Not Included

Access Information

Tour Start Point Port of Maura
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point To JR Himeji Station
・From Tokyo - approx 3.5hrs by Shinkansen
・From Kyoto - approx 50min by Shinkansen
・From Osaka - approx 50min by Shinkansen

From Himeji Station ① Bus Station to Himeji Port on Shinki-Bus 
About 20 minutes (280yen/Adult)

From Himeji Port to Port of Maura on IESHIMA High-speed boat or TAKAFUKU High-speed boat)
About 30 minutes (1,000Yen/ Adult)
Tour End Point Port of Maura
Time Required Four Hours
  • Trip Locations & Experiences

  • Terms & Conditions

Ieshima island hopping and the freedom of the seas!

Ieshima island hopping and the freedom of the seas!

The Ieshima Islands are composed of 44 islands in the part of the Inland Sea known as Harima Nada, in southwest Hyogo Prefecture. The islands are approximately 18 kilometers from Himeji and are governed by the city. Only four of the islands are inhabited—Ieshima, Bozejima, Tangajima, and Nishijima—and have a total population of about 6,000. The islands are part of Setonaikai National Park and have served Inland Sea travelers since ancient times as a key spot to wait for favorable winds and tides.

Poems have been written about the picturesque scenery for centuries, appearing in the ancient Japanese poetry anthology, the Man’yoshu. The name “Ieshima”, translated literally as “home island,” derives from a story of Emperor Jinmu, dating back to the 6th century BCE, who was traveling east and got caught in a storm. Taking shelter on the island, he famously remarked, “It is so quiet here it feels like a home.”

The basic mode of transportation around the islands is by boat. The calm inland sea waters make island hopping a scenic treat.

Another treat is the fresh seafood caught locally that can only be enjoyed here. With intricate coastlines, the islands are known throughout Japan for the abundance of seafood caught year round, including sea bream, octopus, and horse mackerel. In particular, everyone awaits the late autumn to winter season and the delicious blue crab (watarigani) from Ieshima and mackerel (saba) from Bozejima.

Traditionally, tourists have visited Ieshima, which has a shrine connected to the ancient poet Sugawara no Michizane (845-903), and Bozejima, with its sad story of the girl Benten. Most inns are concentrated on these two islands. Tangajima, which has changed shapes due to quarrying, is known for its beach and fishing, while visitors to Nishijima can enjoy camping and the outdoors. It takes just 30 minutes to reach the Ieshima Islands from Himeji Port. Please come for a visit!

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

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