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“Vacan lot where the former Japanese Navy used to be”
Review of Tomogashima Island

Tomogashima Island
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This place used to be a fortressa stronghold. it takes around 20 minutes from Kada port by a small ship. (9pm, 10pm, 1am, 3am, 4am from Kada port, return tickets : 2,000 yen). Tomogashima 's port is placed middle of island. If you walk round the island, it takes 4~5 hours. if you don't have any time, I recommend you to go east side way. Third remains of a gun buttery is good place to walk around. I entered like a tunnel, down stairs and walked lots of total darkness place. It's so scary but It's so exciting!!
Unfortunately I saw a lot of rubbish. So I evaluated just 4 points.

5  Thank 菜穂 柴
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We just saw the island because the ferry service is not available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Take that into account if you want to go.

2  Thank svarnyp
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Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

This was a great day trip from Osaka. We took the "Southern" Nankai train from Namba Station to Wakayama City (be sure to reserve a seat for just 500 yen more and travel in comfort). We then took a little local train to Kada. In Kada we walked a bit until we found the ferry. The island is fascinating. Pick up a pamplet in the ferry terminal with a map. We did the 3.7 km hike and saw most of the historical sites on about 2 hours. We arrived at 11:30 and travelled back on the 1:30 ferry. The tunnels in the historic battery instalations were a bit scary and made you think about the soldiers that used to be there. The flashlight app on my phone came in very handy. Be sure to bring LOTS of drinks and there is no food on the island, so snacks aren't a bad idea. If you are a war history buff this trip is a must, but be warned, the hiking is pretty strenuous.

4  Thank OgopogoGuy
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Because if you walk to all the attractions, it can take a while to find them all. Maps are provided and there are road signs, but it is still confusing. I would love to go back to this island with a mountain bike, and spend the better part of a day there. Also the ferry timetable is every two hours, so I found myself rushing around. If you get lost on the island, you will miss the next ferry back. It is best to spend at least four hours on this island, but I was able to see some of the major sites. There is also some old structures not mentioned on the tourist ads, but it's quite fascinating to see the ruins of this old fortress. When I visited in March it was quite cold and windy, so dress appropriately. Also quite surprising for Japan, there is NO food on the island, no gift shop, nothing! So bring snacks. You can get quite hungry with all the hiking. Although there is a hostel type accomodation which was closed when I visited. I think it's only open during the summer.

6  Thank DanL917
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