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Iki Island, Nagasaki

This video, created by “Iki Island Japan,” is a tour promotional video of Iki Island, Nagasaki.
The name of the video is "Iki Island, Japan 4K (Ultra HD)(Iki Island, Japan 4K (Ultra HD) - 壱岐)." There are total of 971 islands in Nagasaki with Iki Island being one of the most popular among tourists.

In this article, we'll talk about popular tourist spots, such as the clear blue ocean, spiritual shrines, and delicious gourmet food you can enjoy on Iki Island.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Iki Island, Nagasaki in clear 4K footage!
Be sure to follow along with the video as you read this article.

Enjoy the Beach at Iki Island, Nagasaki

Image of Iki Island
Photo:Iki island beach

Iki Island, Nagasaki, is located at the Northern end of Kyushu in the Genkai Sea. You can take a ferry to Gonoura Port, known as “The entrance of Iki Island,” to get there.

There are many beautiful beaches that you can visit to enjoy the scenery of Iki Island.
Tatsuno Island is a deserted island located in the Northernmost area of Iki Island, and is about a 10 minute ferry ride from Katsumoto Port.
Enjoy the beach while fishing at the beautiful Tatsuno Island.
Ase Island is another deserted island where you can experience sea kayaking and snorkeling.

The video introduces you to the beautiful oceans listed in the article.
Which one looks the best?

Visiting the Historical Shrines on Iki Island, Nagasaki

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Photo:The Kojima Shrine approach

There are many historical shrines where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Iki Island, Nagasaki.
Kojima shrine is located on a small island in the sea, and only at low tide does the pathway to the shrine appear, making it a magical location.

Other popular shrines include Shomogu, Yorihachiman Shrine, and Hakusa Hachiman Shrine.
At 0:29 and 0:39 you can see the Shomogu grand festival held at Shomogue.
It's a historical event with 700 years of tradition.
Iki Kagura was also selected as as Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset.

So Much to See on Iki Island!

The area around Rokujizo is a perfect spot for taking pictures.
Take a look at the video at 1:32 to see the 6 “Harahoge Jizo” enshrined on the beach, gazing at the sunset.

Don't miss the dynamic Sakyobana that face the Genkai Sea and the 45-meter-high Saru-iwa (monkey rock).
We also recommend visiting the Haru no Tsuji Ruins, Soroku Kofun, and saying hi to the cute dolphins at the Iki Dolphin park.

Gourmet Food on Iki Island, Nagasaki

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Photo:Sea urchin bowl

After sightseeing around the city, enjoy the delicious gourmet food of Iki Island.
The local specialty of Iki Island is definitely the seafood!
Try the special Kaisen Bowl filled with Iki Urchins!
At 1:42 in the video, you can see the seafood bidding at the Katsumoto fishing port.
Check out the wide variety seafood available on Iki Island.
Some other specialties of Iki Island are Iki special sake, and the popular hot pot “Hikiotoshi.”

Summary of Iki Island, Nagasaki

There's so much more to see on Iki Island! Be sure to check out the video as it shows a lot more places that you can visit.
The beautiful scenery in the video is something to be marveled.
If you're headed out to Nagasaki, consider stopping by Iki Island and enjoying all of the beautiful scenery and delicious seafood that it has to offer!

【Official Website】Iki Island, Nagasaki, City Hall Homepage

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Last Updated : Nov. 11, 2020
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Iki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture: An Island With a Spectacular View, Surrounded by Beautiful, Natural Scenery! Sacred Shrines, Little-Known Swimming Holes, Delicious Food, and More, All in Beautiful 4K Footage!
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