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Iki tour Map 3 days : Simply beautiful Iki Island (Self-drive in the Island)
Stunning island with sandy beaches and perfect for marine sports

Price: from £450

Iki Island is one of hundreds islands in Nagasaki prefecture and located off the coast of Fukuoka city. Although it belong to Nagasaki prefecture, it is easily accessible by ferry or Jet Foil from Fukuoka (Hakata Bayside Port) and Karatsu (Saga Prefecture). The island attract visitors with beautiful sandy beaches, nature surroundings and fresh sea food including tasty ‘Uni’ sea urchins as well as Iki beef.
This island is also proud of its long history since Joumon period (14,000 – 3,000BCE!!!) and visitors feel it by the landscape of ‘Kofun (tumulus-ancient tomb)’ and more than hundreds of old shrines.


Day 1 - Fukuoka to Iki

Make your own way to Hakata Port (for domestic routes at Hakata Bayside Place)

10:30 Depart from Hakata port by Jet Foil (High speed ferry)
11:35 Arrive at Iki island (Ashibe Port)

Pick-up a rental car and free to explore Iki Island!

Recommendable place to visit:

Ondake-jinja shrine (more than 200 stone statues of monkey)
Dolphin park
Tatsuno-shima island cruise (MAR – NOV)
Saru-iwa (Monkey Rock)

Recommendable restaurants:

For lunch Kappo Ichi-Fuji (2 min. by car from Tatsuno-shima island cruise port)
For dinner Marutatsu (4 min. on foot from Iki Marina Hotel)

  • Iki Marina Hotel
  • None



Day 2 - Iki island

Free at leisure

Recommendable place to visit:

Kakegi tumulus & Oninoiwaya tumulus
Tsukiyomi-jinja shrine
Kojima-jinja shrine
Harahoge Jizo
Sakyobana cape
Ikikoku Museum
Haranotsuji Ikikoku Park
Tsutsukihama beach, Ohama beach, Nishikihama beach

Option

Ikinokura ‘Shochu’ distillery (factory tour and tasting*Not for a driver!)
‘Shochu’ - Japanese traditional alcoholic beverage which contain less than 45% alcohol and distilled from barley here in Iki island. Different ingredients such as rice, buckwheat, sweet potato and more are used to make ‘Shochu’ in each area, mainly in Kyushu.

Recommendable restaurants:

For lunch Haraboke shokudo (Sea urchin and sea food menu )
For dinner Mimasu Sushi (4 min. on foot from Iki Marina Hotel)
Ajiyoshi (5 min. on foot from Iki Marina Hotel)



Day 3 - Iki island to Fukuoka

Free at leisure

Recommendable place to visit:

Makizaki park - ‘Oni no ashiato (Devil’s footprint)’ & Gorilla rock
Twins beach
Takenotsuji view spot
Iki Olives garden

Recommendable restaurant for lunch:

Café & restaurant Troll (Iki beef menu)

Return the rental car

17:10 Depart from Iki island (Gounoura port) by Jet Foil
18:20 Arrive at Hakata port

  • Breakfast

Photos provided by Iki city tourism association

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Price includes

  • Jetfoil (High speed ferry) round trip ticket between Hakata and Iki
  • Car rental (compact size)
  • Accommodation specified in the itinerary or similar standard class Hotel
  • Lower price options with ordinary car ferry and minshuku (Japanese Inn with shared wc & bath) / without car rental are also available on request
  • Daily breakfast

NOT included

  • Guide / assistant traveling with you
  • Petrol and parking fees during car rental
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Admission / Entrance Fees for sightseeing spots
  • Laundry, telephone, additional meals and drinks, and any other expenses of personal nature

Conditions

  • Reservation for Jet Foil / Ferry are possible in one month prior to the departure date.
  • International driving permit under the Convention of Road Traffic on Sep. 19, 1949 or Authorized Japanese Translation for driver's license issued in: Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Slovenia, or Monaco is required for driving in Japan
  • The price is per person based on 2 people sharing a room.
  • The prices are subject to change due to availability for accommodation.
  • Non Changeable and Non Refundable once a payment is received.

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