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Nishio Sakushima


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Nature and 22 featured artworks welcome you on Sakushima, an isolated island in Mikawa Bay.
Walk around while viewing artwork, seeing and smelling flowers of the season and listening to singing birds.
Why not spend your time relaxing while never once seeing a traffic signal?
Enjoy visiting fashionable cafes and trying the island’s seafood specialties.


  • ①Benten Salon


    Get all the information about Sakushima here!!

    Hours 9:00~17:00
    Closed December 29~ January 3, Monday
  • ②Black wall village

  • ③Obatei


  • ④Ohirune House

  • ⑤Seagull Parking Lot


    Very popular! Magnificent view with seagulls always on the lookout!

  • ⑥Kaijin-sama


  • ⑦East House

  • ⑧Benten-dori

  • ⑨Avatar of Kaijin-sama


  • ⑩Secret Base Apollo

  • ⑪Purple sand beach


Cafe in Sakushima

Monpemaruke

This shop offers a variety of delicious, handmade Japanese sweets including dorayaki, sweet red bean paste between two pancakes, an mitsu, a type of Japanese parfait, and manjuu, small sweet buns made from ingredients cultivated on the island.

The highlight of anmitsu is the agar jelly, which is made from scratch using red algae collected from the surrounding sea.

Enjoy the carefully crafted flavors cooked over a wood-fired stove.

Address 47, Tateiwa, Sakushima, Isshiki-cho, Nishio City
Hours Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 9:30~17:30
Weekdays 11:00~17:30
Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays
*Closed for the season during January and February

cafe OLEGALE

Owned by a proprietor who free dives to gather products from the surrounding sea, the menu has been based around produce grown on the island.

Lunches made with fresh, healthy ingredients are popular. The sustainable nature of this cafe gives you a glimpse of the island’s future.

Address 34, Shimoenda, Sakushima, Isshiki-cho, Nishio City
Hours Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 10:00~17:00
Weekdays 11:00~17:30
Closed Wednesdays and every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

cafe Hyakuichi

A one minute walk from the West Port sits an old fashioned looking cafe with black walls. You can enjoy a cup of hand-drip coffee brewed with beans roasted in-house.

Take a stop at this cafe for a leisurely break from exploring the island.

Address 7, Nishigawa, Sakushima, Isshiki-cho, Nishio City
Hours 9:00~18:00
Closed Tuesdays
*In winter, there may be an unexpected, early close.

Cafe&BAR Joyell

We recommend the Sakushima original cocktail “Sakushima Blue.”

Address 37, Higashiyashiki, Sakushima, Isshiki-cho, Nishio City
Hours 10:00~18:00
(July through September 10:00~23:00)
*At night a reservation is required
Tel 0563-78-2014
Closed No fixed holidays
*Closed January and February (Except for weekends)

Saku Cafe Aohana

Run by a husband and wife who love travel.

The light shaved ice is a popular choice at this old style Japanese cafe.

Address 45, Maeda, Sakushima, Isshiki-cho, Nishio City
Hours Weekend and Holidays 9:30~18:00
Weekdays 12:00~18:00
Tel 080-4277-5543
Closed Closed on rainy days
*Closed for the season from the middle of December to the middle of February.

Access to Sakushima Island

  • Take the bus (Nishio Issiki Line) at Meitetsu Nishio Station, and get off at the bus stop “Isshiki Sakana Hiroba, Ferry Terminal for Sakushima.” (About 30 minutes) Go to Sakushima West Port or East Port.

    *For the ferry schedule and Sakushima event information, please check the Sakushima official website.
    *The ferry departing at the times marked with ● offers Meitetau bus connections.
    *The ferry service may be cancelled or the schedule may be changed due to bad weather.
    ☆In autumn, the ferry departs from Kiramiyazaki Port as an event.

  • Regular Schedule (7 round trips per day)
    To Sakushima To Isshiki
    Leaving isshki Port
    Leasing East Port
    Leaving Viest Port
    06:30
    07:00
    07:07
    07:40
    ●08:30
    ●08:37
    ●09:30
    ●10:10
    ●10:17
    ●11:30
    ●12:30
    ●12:37
    ●13:40
    ●14:50
    ●14:57
    ●15:50
    17:15
    17:22
    17:50
    18:20
    18:27

  • For moving around, rental bicycles are convenient!

    Rent a bicycle at a shop near West Port or East Port (for a fee).
    (Limited number of bicycles, first-come-first-served basis)

  • About 20 minutes by ferry from Isshiki Port

    For more details, please check here.
    Sakushima Official Site

  • Sakushima accommodation information

    Click here for accommodation information
    Sakushima Stay
    Yukiya