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About booking boats between Miyato and the Urato Islands

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Boat rides for the 2024 season are from April 1st to October 31st in 2024.

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. Therefore, hikers need to make a reservation at least 5 days in advance.
(Please note that reservations may not be available on your desired date and time due to the operation of fishing boats with the cooperation of local fishermen.)

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 or E-mail at least five days in advance.

Please provide the following information to the reservation staff:
1. your name 2. cell phone number 3. date and time of embarkation 4. location 5. number of people

There is a possibility that the boat may not be able to sail due to high waves on the day of departure.
Please be sure to call the captain the day before (8:00-18:00) to confirm whether or not the boat is ready to sail.

Reservation contact: Michinoku Coastal Trail Natori Trail Center

Tel: 022-398-6181 E-mail: info@m-tc.org

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/)