Omijima Island is part of the Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park, an area protected for its scenic natural beauty. With approximately 40 kilometers of breathtaking coastline, including sheer cliffs and ocean-carved monolithic rocks, it has earned the nickname the "Alps of the Sea". Omijima Island is a grand display of nature's art.
In the summertime, the sun aligns between two rock pillars that rise from the bay, making for an exotically beautiful sight when it sets between them.
Omijima Island is renowned for its all-season scuba diving. News of the diving spots available here have spread to make Omijima extremely popular with divers across Yamaguchi Prefecture. As above the surface, the rock features underwater are unusual in shape and populated by a myriad of peculiar invertebrates and other sea life.
The famous Japanese painter Kaii Higashiyama used the wild waters of Omijima as a motif for an enormous wall painting in the Tokyo Imperial Palace, completed in 1968. The finished piece, titled “Tide at Daybreak,” measures 3.8 meters tall and 14.3 meters in length. To Higashiyama, the waters of Omijima Island proved to be the perfect representation of coastal Japan.
Take a pleasure cruise around Omijima Island to see the tunnels and stone pillars of this island up close and personal. Sail through tunnels in the cliffs and explore magical hidden grottos.
Shopping at Senzakitchen
Senzakitchen opened in autumn 2017 as the only rest stop in Nagato. This spot has attracted many people since then. It allows you to enjoy local products and meals. There were more than one billion visitors in 2018.
On either side of the shopping mall, there are food courts, spaces where you can enjoy a nice view of Senzaki Harbor, and places where you can barbeque fish that you have just bought. Stop by to buy affordable, freshly caught fish from Nagato Senzaki Harbor!