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Getting There & Away

Eight Sanyō Kisen ferries run a day to Honura Port in Manabe-shima from the port in Kasaoka. There are four regular services (¥1020, 72 minutes) and four high-speed services (¥1760, 45 minutes), all going via Shiraishi-jima. Checked luggage is ¥230.

A water taxi is a convenient alternative option if heading to Santora ryokan, especially for groups, as these can take you from Kasaoka direct to the pier at the ryokan (saving you the 10-minute walk from Honura Port). Water taxis are ¥10,000 for up to 10 people – Santora can help with details.

Clear timetable and fare information in English is on the official Kasaoka Islands website, www.kasaoka-kankou.jp.