This is the kind of island Ukujima is!

Ukujima is located at the northernmost tip of the Goto Islands. Born as
a result of an eruption approximately 190 years ago, there is still beautiful natural scenery on
this island, and coupled with the ocean view from its northernmost location,
they will make you feel the grand scale of the Islands.
You can experience the abundant bounty of the oceans and plenty of surviving history, and
this area is recommended for people who want to refresh their bodies and minds.

The scenery

Fishery Cooper

Nature, History, People and Food Experience the Islands

Even today, Ukujima still retains the unchanged primal scenery of Japan from a bygone age.
With Japan feeling quite far away,
the reliable island folk coexist together with nature,even today.
Feel the land, get a sense of the people.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and
take a trip to experience some island charm.


Sugehama Beach Resort
Facing out onto the southern beach of Ukujima, the charm of this beach resort lies in its clear waters and golden sand. With young people in mind, it has been developed as a marine sports venue in recent years, and visitors can enjoy swimming in the ocean, camping and various sorts of leisure activities. It is also a popular destination for families with children.


A Shrine That Has
Stood Still Since Ancient Times

Ukujima has seen the passing of time ever since the Stone Age,
roughly 20,000 years ago.
It brings the interactions of all the people who have crossed the seas
since ancient times to mind.
The island has archaeological ruins, places from legends and prayers,
shrines and societies, and has flourished thanks to whale fishing.
It is dotted with many societies and shrines related to Taira no Iemori Ko.

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

In 1196 (Kenkyu 7), Itsukushima Daimyojin
was honored and enshrined on Kojimazaki,
but in 1701 (Genroku 14), it was
transferred to its current location with the
help of the local residents.

Ukujima Shrine

Ukujima Shrine

In 1570 (Genki 1), Shijiki and Temmangu
were enshrined together, and later
in 1688 (Genroku 1), they were honored at
the current location as Shijiki Daimyojin.

Yaku Shrine

Yaku Shrine

Throughout the Kenkyu era, infectious
diseases were prevalent, and the people suffered greatly. Due to this,
a Hachimangu Shinto priest was
dispatched to Yamashirokuni, and bearing
a portion of a deity, he enshrined it at its
current location on his way back.

Kojima Shrine

Kojima Shrine

Taira no Iemori Ko came to the islands
bearing a portion of a deity from Udo Jingu
inside the cabin of his boat,
setting “Ugaya Fukiaezu Mikoto” as the
god of the On festival, and established
Kojima Shrine.



The Footprints of the Secret Christians

It is said that ever since Christianity was banned in the Edo era, secret Christians have lived in Ukijima. However,
few historical relics remain, and that foundation is not clear.
However, as for these Buddhist
images which received children, you can feel that there were no
small number of people who believed, even in Ukujima.

People and Food

Eat Seafood from the Source

Befitting its isolated island status,
Ukujima has all sorts of dishes with seafood like spiny lobster,
grouper and abalone as the main ingredients,
as well as the famous whale curry.


Restaurant Zero

Sashimi Set Meal
Zero takes freshly caught seasonal fish and makes them
into sashimi. The firmness, consistency and flavor can only
come from fish raised in rough waters.

1,250 yen (tax included)




Whale Curry
Ukujima’s famous whale meat is gently simmered
with vegetables. The whale cutlet curry’s
flavor is addictive.

850 yen (tax included)

Spend the Night on Ukujima

History and culture from ancient times retain a strong presence on Ukujima.
Escape from the hubbub of the city, forget about the passage of time in a moment with an exotic atmosphere hanging in the air,
and spend it together with nature. On Ukujima, we recommend staying in private lodging.
Interact with local residents and physically experience the island rhythm.
*Contact Tabi no Wa Kyushu for details!

List of places



Mary’s House

Mary’s House





Forest Garden House

Forest Garden House

CoCo Home

CoCo Home



Hakata Station

Nishitetsu Bus Number 88
Approx. 25 minutes

Bayside place Hakata

Ferry Approx. 3 hours 50 minutes

3 hours 30 minutes



3 hours 20 minutes



Usefui travel information

Sugahama Beach Resort
857-4901 Nagasaki, Sasebo, Ukumachitaira 3687-3
Itsukushima Shrine
857-4811 Nagasaki, Sasebo, Ukumachikonoura 3160
Ukujima Shrine
857-4811 Nagasaki, Sasebo, Ukumachikonoura 2128
Yaku Shrine
857-4813 Nagasaki, Sasebo, Ukumachimotoiira 3057
Kojima Shrine
857-4901 Nagasaki, Sasebo, Ukumachitaira 2528-1
Restaurant Zero
857-4901 Nagasaki, Sasebo, Ukumachitaira 3687
857-4901 Nagasaki, Sasebo, Ukumachitaira 268-1

Ukujima Map