Historically, the island belonged to a territory responsible for supplying the food used as offerings to Ise Jingu

  • 坂手島全景
Sakatejima, is located just 600 m from the mainland. Many islanders today commute to the mainland for work, rather than engage in fishing as in previous times. The majority of the island's population of 354 (as of February 29, 2016) live in the southeastern part of the island. Because the island has a large percentage of elderly residents, the stairs on the narrow alleyways are fitted with handrails, and treads are bordered with white paint to make them more visible at night, a thoughtful touch perhaps unique to small, close-knit communities. Visitor sites include a pond renowned for its beautiful irises (Iris laevigata, a natural monument of Toba City), which come into bloom from around mid-May. Historically, the island belonged to a territory responsible for supplying the food used as offerings to Ise Jingu.
● Circumference approx. 3.8 km

Basic Information

Address 三重県鳥羽市坂手
Directions Approx 10 minutes from "Toba Marine Terminal" By ferry.

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