How about enjoying all the octopus cuisine on the nearest island from Nagoya?
Himaka Island is known as the nearest island from Nagoya, taking just 10 minutes to reach on a high-speed boat from Morozaki Port. The island is also famous for its octopus and tiger puffer. It boasts the largest annual number of visitors among Aichi's three inhabited islands: Saku Island, Himaka Island, and Shino Island. The island's specialty is definitely octopus. There are many restaurants that offer octopus cuisine on the island. Tiger puffer cuisine is also exquisitely delicious during its season from October to March. Even the signboard at the port says, "Welcome to the island of tako and fugu!" ("Tako" means octopus and "fugu" means tiger puffer. Both are homophones of Japanese words for happiness.)
|Posted photos||Main The "Nisshi" monument welcomes visitors at the west port.
Three photos Upper left There are swimming beaches at the east and west of the island and a wide variety of events are held in summer, upper right Dolphin Beach is scheduled to be open from late May to late September (Fee required for meeting the dolphins), lower Dried octopus hung in rows in front of houses when the autumn wind starts to blow.
|Address||Himakajima, Minami-Chita Town, Chita County, Aichi|
|Phone||Himakajima Tourism Association
+81-569-68-2388 (Japanese only)
|Access||Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen and go to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station", take the Meitetsu Kowa Line limited express for approx. 50 minutes, and alight at "Kowa Station". Walk for approx. 10 minutes to "Kowa Port", take the Meitetsu Kaijo Kankosen for approx. 20 minutes, and alight at "Himakajima Port".|
|URL||Himakajima Tourism Association
updated on Mar 30, 2018
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