We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About Shimanami
Kurushima Strait is well-known as one of three fastest currents in Jpapan! Kurushima kaikyo Bridge, the world's first three-successive suspension bridge! Japan's maritime heartland!
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
35Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 19
  • 15
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
mat_mak wrote a review Jan 2016
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5,893 contributions560 helpful votes
+1
Kurushima island is famous for watching one of three big whirling waves in Japan. I bought ticket at Yoshiumi iki-iki Kan, then rode on the boat at a ferry terminal. Basically boats are operated during summer. I phoned iki-iki kan to check availability, and made reservation. Boats were operated 3 to 4 times per day and departing times were depended on tide level. One slot was for about 50 mins. I watched whirling waves and spring tides. Tide was very high speed, I felt scary but really exciting. I saw suspension bridges from ocean surface. Its length is about 4 km, and it was so huge!! It was one of the best memories during my holiday in Shimanami ocean expressway.
Read more
Date of experience: December 2015
Helpful
Share