Shikinejima ferries connect Izu Islands with Japan with crossings available to Tokyo & Kurihama (in Japan) & Izu Oshima, Toshima, Niijima & Kozushima (in Izu Islands). Shikinejima Ferry crossings are operated by Tokai Kisen and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 10 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 10 ferry crossings daily from Shikinejima with sailing durations starting from 10 minutes. Our Shikinejima ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The island is very small, covering 3.9 square kilometres in total, so it is possible to cover the entirety of it by foot.
Looking out across the beautiful landscape of Shikinejima, you’ll find it hard to believe you’re only a few miles from Tokyo. Luxurious beaches interspersed by natural hot springs decorate the shoreline – the island has become a mecca of idyllic water and stunning surroundings. It’s rare for such a beautiful island to have an attraction outside of the golden sands of the beach, but the hot springs are the jewel in Shikinejima’s crown; many travel to the island purely to bathe in the warm water whilst overlooking the endless stretch of blue sea that descends into the horizon. The temperature fluctuates greatly and can become extremely hot amidst the peak of the summer sun – for a reliably tranquil experience, head there in the evening and bask in the starry skied beauty.
The hot springs may bogart the limelight, but the beaches are still an ideal way to while away a pleasant afternoon. Tomari Beach, towards the north of the island, is the most popular; the surrounding rocky mountainside and desolate coves provide an alluring setting, and the neighbouring beach of O-ura is a haven for snorkelling around the calm waters.
Shikinejima is a volcanic island resting in the Philippine Sea, laying just off the east coast of Japan. Many ferry routes depart the port, crossing to neighbouring islands as well as popular cities on the Japanese mainland, including a 2 hour 40 minute crossing to Tokyo.