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Kitan Strait, Yura & Narugashima Island

Narugashima Island
Yura and Narugashima Island functioned as a stronghold commanding the Kitan Strait, a key point on the Seto Inland Sea. Yura is an excellent natural port that has developed as a base for sea transport and trade. One can imagine the Ama who thrived in the area around the Kitan Strait. Also found here is Izushi Jinja Shinto Shrine, which is linked to the Izushi-no-tosu knife, associated with the Ame-no-hiboko-no-mikoto, the is mentioned in the Kojiki (the oldest historical record of Japan) and the Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan).
Izushi Jinja Shinto Shrine (Oishi Jinja Shinto Shrine)
Yura Port
Yura Port
Yura Port
Designation Undesignated
Address Yura, Yura-cho, Sumoto City, Hyogo Prefecture 656-2543
Phone +81-799-24-7613
Inquiries Commerce and Tourism Division, Sumoto City Government
Website http://www.city.sumoto.lg.jp/hp/kankou/tosen/tosen.htm
Access Take the bus for Yura from Sumoto Highway Bus Center, get off at Yura Shisho-mae stop, the ferry landing is close by. Boats from Oishi board close to Etoile Oishi.
Narugashima Island Ferry Office (+81-799-27-0691)
Hours 9:00-17:00 (Ferries leave every hour. Ferries for Narugashima Island from Yura Shisho-kita leave every hour at quarter past the hour. [In winter, from Nov.-Mar., services run to 16:00.])
Fare Adults : ¥300(Return) Elementary school students and younger : ¥200(Return)