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Oshima is a small island off the coast of Kesennuma, just nine square kilometers in area. Until recently, it was only accessible by ferry boat, but since the completion of the Kesennuma-Oshima Bridge in 2019, it is now possible to get to the island by car or bicycle.
Rent a bicycle at the Information Center at Kesennuma Station and take the scenic ten-kilometer ride to the island. The coastal sections of this route are breathtaking and offer some dramatic views of the ships lined up in Kesennuma Port.
Make a stop at the Oshima Welcome Terminal for a cup of coffee and a snack before continuing onward to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole Sanriku area, such as Mount Kameyama and Cape Tatsumaizaki. In the summertime, travelers can also enjoy a swim at Kodanohama Beach, recognized as one of Japan’s best beaches by the national government.
ItinerariesRevealing Sanriku Coastal Charm
Known for its rugged coastline and seafood, Sanriku offers the fresh cuisine of Kesennuma City, Sanriku Fukko National Park, and unique islands such as Cat Island
Last Update March 24, 2020