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Using boats between Miyato and the Urato Islands

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Boat rides for the 2023 season are from April 1st to October 31st, 2023.

Hikers can travel by reserved fisherman’s boats between Miyato in Higashi-Matsushima and the Urato Islands in Shiogama City (Sabusawajima Island).
This boat line was started especially for the Michinoku Coastal Trail, and is exclusive to hikers. Because it’s not a regular boat line, hikers need to make a reservation at least 5 days in advance.

See details on how to make reservations for and ride the boats below.

Want to make a reservation or have questions? Please feel free to contact Natori Trail Center.

1. Course and season

(1) Boat course: Between Miyato in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture and the Urato Islands in Shiogama City (Sabusawajima Island)

(2) Boarding points: Hiyagi-Matsushima side—Oku-Matsushima Sightseeing Boat Pier (Aomina)
Shiogama/Urato Island side—Sabusawa Pier

(3) Season: Between April 1st and October 31st

(4) Departure times: Departing Miyato at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM and departing Sabusawajima Island at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM.

2. Cost

Adults 3,000 yen/person
Children 1,000 yen/person (adult price applies to middle schoolers and older)

※Only one person needs to make a reservation for the boat to run. Please pay the boat driver in cash when you board.

3. Reservations

Advance reservation is required. Please make your reservation by phone at least five days in advance.

Reservation contact: Natori Trail Center

Tel: 022-398-6181

Taking reservations between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM (except Tuesdays and New Year’s holiday)

(Japanese post https://m-tc.org/news/information/1575/)