The island is famous for the unique Geta Matsuri held on the first of January

Kamishima, is located at the mouth of Ise Bay, 14 km northeast of Toba Port. It is home to 391 islanders (as of February 29, 2016). The island is roughly conical in shape, hence most of the population is concentrated on a narrow strip of flat and sloping land on the northern side of the island. Some of the unique lifestyle features of the island were shaped by the resulting narrow, labyrinthine alleys typical of small island settlements. The island's Kamishima lighthouse, Yatsushiro jinja and remains of Kantekisho appeared in the novel The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima. Sheer cliffs surround the east and south sides of the island, where nature remains largely unspoiled. The grey-faced buzzard, which is a rare bird, and the chestnut tiger butterfly, a rare species, are occasionally spotted on the island, to which they travel from across the sea. The island is famous for the unique Geta Matsuri held on the first of January.
● Circumference 3.9 km

Basic Information

Address 〒517-0001 三重県鳥羽市神島町
Directions Approx 40 minutes from "Toba Marine Terminal" By ferry.

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