Koshikishima Islands

The Koshikishima Islands are some of the many cozy islands in Kyūshū. We are located off the western coast of Kagoshima, Japan, just a short ways out in the Eastern China Sea.
You know, while living in a city, sometimes we tend to feel drained, almost empty. But why does the city empty us out?
We may be able to discover more clues to this answer―here in Koshikishima.
Every now and then, we’ll be posting photos of our ordinary lives: the people, the animals, and our incredible abundance of nature―from sea to sky. You’ll be able to see how we live in tune with nature and within a tight “islandy” neighbourhood that is always willing to share the quiet happiness and daily victories with one another.
We hope to continue to honor nature in order to recognize what we’ve lost during the last century. We want to gain the humanity of life back.
Here, you will be able to see the everyday “slice of life” in Koshikishima. We hope you’ll understand more of the small, daily beauty of Japanese island culture. And of course, if you want to visit, you are welcome ANY TIME.

Visit

To the Koshikishima Islands (3 steps) 
1. Arrive at Sendai Station in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu
2. Take the shuttle bus to Kushikino Port or to Sendai Port
3. Board the ferry (Kushikino) or express ferry (Sendai) to Sato Port in the Koshikishima Islands
 
from Tokyo : 440 min. (Shinkansen) + 25-35 min. (bus) + 50 min. (express ferry) or 70 min. (ferry)
from Osaka : 230 min. (Shinkansen) + 25-35 min. (bus) + 50 min. (express ferry) or 70min. (ferry)
from Hiroshima : 170 min. (Shinkansen) + 25-35 min. (bus) + 50 min. (express ferry) or 70 min. (ferry)
from Fukuoka : 80 min. (shinkansen) + 25-35 min. (shuttle bus) + 50 min. (express ferry) or 70 min. (ferry)

From Kagoshima Airport
70 min. (bus) + 25-35 min. (bus) + 50 min. (express ferry) or 70min. (ferry)
1. From the Kagoshima Airport, take the express bus to Sendai Station
2. Take the shuttle bus to Kushikino Port or to Sendai Port
3. Board the ferry (Kushikino) or express ferry (Sendai) to Sato Port
in the Koshikishima Islands  from the Kagoshima airport

Ferry schedule

There are two ports (Sendai Port & Kushikino Port) on the mainland in service to the Koshikishima Islands.
Sato Port is the first stop available when traveling to the Koshikishima Islands.
Ticket Pricing 
Sendai-Sato line by express ferry (one-way: 3380 JPY, 1 adult)
Kushikino-Sato line by ferry (one-way: 2300 JPY, 1 adult)
*under 6 years old = free of charge, and 6-11years old = half price

Apr. 1 – Sept. 30, 2017
Sendai-Sato line by express ferry

from Sendai Port to Sato Port
departure at 8:50, arrival at 9:40 (50 min.)
departure at 15:10, arrival at 17:05 (115 min.) *to and from
 
from Sato Port to Sendai Port
departure at 9:45, arrival at 11:40 (115 min.) *to and from
departure at 17:10, arrival at 18:00 (50 min.)


Kushikino-Sato line by ferry

from Kushikino Port to Sato Port
departure at 11:20, arrival at 12:35 (75 min.)
departure at 16:40, arrival at 17:55 (75 min.)

from Sato Port to Kushikino Port
departure at 9:30, arrival at 10:45 (75 min.)
departure at 12:50, arrival at 16:15 (205 min.) *to and from

Oct. 1 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018
Sendai-Sato line with express

from Sendai Port to Sato Port
departure at 8:50, arrival at 9:40 (50 min.)
departure at 14:30, arrival at 16:25 (115 min.) *to and from
 
from Sato Port to Sendai Port
departure at 9:45, arrival at 11:40 (115min) *to and from
departure at 16:30, arrival at 17:20 (50min)


Kushikino-Sato line

Kushikino-Sato line remains on the same time schedule all year round
 

There are shuttle buses available between Sendai Station and both Sendai Port and Kushikino Port. The shuttle buses always run at the appropriate time to catch the ferry on time.


FOR CYCLISTS
If you bring your packed bicycle into the ferry, you need to pay 370JPY extra *without packing=740JPY
If express, you need to pay 740JPY extra. *without packing=you can’t take the express