Shodoshima Olive Bus

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Shodoshima Olive Bus
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Vermont6,578 contributions
The day pass for the Olive Bus worked well for us
Nov 2018 • Couples
We bought a day pass to get to Kankakei Gorge and it was cost effective for our trips. You can buy the pass from the bus driver and use it for one full day. At ¥1000 you need to figure out it if will be cost effective.

The Olive buses ran on schedule and were easy to spot. The schedule is posted at the busstop, but only in Japanese. Google Translate on your smart phone can help with this. You just have to know where the bus stops are located.

We took an early morning bus from our ryokan to Kusakabe and then a connecting bus to Kankakei Gorge to get there before the crowds. Even though it was very early in the morning the bus was crowded with standing room only. A very kind passenger told us she was going to the same place we were and she would tell us when to get off. There is no signage in English and we were trying to count bus stops to determine when to exit for the transfer bus to get from Kusakabe to the Gorge.

We retraced our steps when we left the gorge. Check the schedule for the return trip before you leave the parking area so you can plan when to arrive back at the stop. By the time the bus actually arrived a long line had formed and folks at the end had to wait for the next bus.
Written July 21, 2019
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wcy729
Hong Kong, China58 contributions
Always check the schedule!
Jul 2016 • Solo
The bus in shodoshima is quite pricey and some of the route only have 1 or 2 bus each hour and probably stop before 5 pm, even during the setouchi art festival period ! So, the first thing when you get off the pier you should grab a map and bus schedule then plan your trip in shodoshima.

They are usually very on time or even few minutes earlier than you expected, so you should go to the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the schedule. There're special route during setouchi art festival, but i think it closes way too early.

Overall, the bus is the only option besides the expensive taxi. Shodoshima is bigger than you thought, you should stay in shodoshima at least two nights, still don't expect you can see all the artworks and things there !
Written August 10, 2016
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