Travel to Tomonoura Bay, the lovely thousand-year-old port town which inspired Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki when he created the animated film “Ponyo”. Tomonoura is recognized as Shiomachi-no-minato ”port awaiting a favorable tide” and this town preserves its old-fashioned fishing townscape. Enjoy a morning sea kayak tour around Sensui-jima Island.
Later in the afternoon continue to Sensui-jima island by ferry for your overnight stay at a traditional Japanese inn.
Kayaking time: About 2-3 hours
Walking distance: 2km / 1.2 miles of optional sightseeing
Elevation gain: negligible ascent and descent
Time required: About 1-2 hours
Please note that if kayaking is not possible due to poor weather, further exploration time on Sensuijima Island and in the quiet and relaxed village of Tomonoura with our two optional sightseeing walks are possible.
Accommodation: Ryokan inn
Stay at a wonderful traditional Japanese inn, experiencing unique detox baths. Here you can enjoy a gourmet dinner featuring the fresh catch of the day. Lovely traditional Japanese artwork adorns the rooms and public spaces and it is possible to take a relaxing beach-side stroll in the evening.