Himeshima Port at Hime-shima Island
33 43.050N 131 38.850E

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Himeshima Port at Hime-shima Island

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September 18, 2014

For provisioning, I recommend you to take advantages of both the commercial supermarket and A-COOP of Nokyo, Agricultural Cooperatives.
A-COOP has locally-sourced fishes and agricultural products.

September 17, 2014
Approaching Himeshima Port from the west:
Approaching Himeshima Port, you will see two red lighthouses.
The right one is at the west end of one-line breakwater in front.
The left one is at the port entrance in the back.
Passing by the left red lighthouse to your right, move into the port.
Following steps are same with below.

A friend of mine says that another place inside windbreak fences located in the west is the calmest berth.
When the wind is strong, mooring at the east quay the inside windbreak fences will be good.

June 14, 2014
There is almost no flag which sticks to a foamed-polystyrene buoy, hundreds of which were floating around the port five years ago.
The season is same with five years ago.

May 29, 2009
Approaching Himeshima Port from the east:
When I approached from the east, there were hundreds of flags which stick to foamed-polystyrene buoys floating from five miles off the port to the entrance of the port.
They have hook rigs in the water and stand independently, not connected each other like fishing net.
I sailed through between them.

Two red lighthouses are seen.
The left one is at the left (=west) end of one-line breakwater.
The right one is at the right (=east) side of the port entrance.
Passing by the red lighthouse at the one-line breakwater to your right, then passing by the next red light house of the port entrance to your right, move into the port.
There was an orange ferry boat in the east side within wide port area.

After passing by another breakwater running from the west to your left, you will see a pier jutting from the north on your left (= west).
I saw no boat inside the port and decided to moor at the center of the pier, where the quay wall has steps.
I let go anchor with a very long rope and moored my boat bow-to.

As it is open, you may moor alongside.
Stainless rings and bitts can be used for your mooring.
Moor closer to any steps on the quay wall, because the differences in tidal levels are large in Seto Inland Sea.

Note: It is shallow with rocks at the north corner of the pier.
At the north side, fishing boats are landing fishes.

Toilet with a douche-equipped western style is at the ferry station, which opens 5am.
Another toilet outside the ferry station opens 24 hours.

No coin laundry.
There are two shops for provisioning.
Walking from the ferry station to the north, there is a traffic signal.
Turn right, walk 100 meters, then there is a commercial shop.
Turn left, there is a shop of Nokyo, Agricultural Cooperatives.
The commercial shop had more goods. The Nokyo shop had better fishes.

Fuel was not confirmed.
There are some restaurants, because here is a sightseeing spot.
Hyoshimizu is a very good Onsen (= spa, hot spring).
I strongly recommend your visit on free shuttle bus of the town.
Bus time table is tacked up at the ferry station.
Bus stop is at Island Center next to Hime-shima Town Hall, 5 minutes walk away.

Walter was available at nearby Gyokyo: Fisheries Cooperative Association.
They were very kind. Another water tap is at a public water fountain in a park next to the ferry station.

Additional Information for English Version
Hime-shima Island is in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, which has English Official Sightseeing Information Site.
To find spots in Hime-shima, visit:


On the map of the page above, click “Himeshima Village” and click “Search”.
Two spots will be shown. On Japanese pages, more sightseeing spots are shown such as pictures of Hyoshimizu Onsen:


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