Ogijima and Megijima are both small remote islands that are only 20 minutes or 1 km(0.62 mile)away from each other by ferry.
If you wanna go to Megijima or Ogijima island, you have to use a ferry called Meon（めおん）at Takamatsu port to get to both islands.
The ferry departs at Takamatsu port.It first travels to Mejima, and then to Ogijima.
For example, if you wanna go to Ogijima, your ferry travels via Megijima to Ogijima island.
Check how the ferry travels to each island!
The route of the ferry is like this:
- Takamatsu Port（高松港）→ Megijima（女木島）→ Ogijima（男木島）
- Ogijima （男木島）→ Megijima （女木島）→ Takamatsu Port（高松港）.
There is only one port on each island, Ogijima and Megijima.
Timetable: Takamtsu → Megijima → Ogijima
Here are the timetables for ferries from Takamatsu port to Megijima and Ogijima, and vice versa.
Timetable: Ogijima → Megijima → Takamatsu
There is a different time table in August because beaches on Megijima are open for public and lots of local people flock to Megijima.
Summer Timetable: Takamtsu → Megijima → Ogijima
Summer Timetable: Ogijima → Megijima → Takamatsu
This is the ferry timetable page on the official website of Setouchi Triennale, check the ferry time table here.
What is the ferry fare for one way ticket?
- Takamatsu to Megijima: 310 yen for adults, 190 yen for kids under 13.
- Takamatsu to Ogijima: 510 yen for adults, 260 yen for kids under 13.
- Megijima to Ogijima: 240 yen fir adults, 120 yen for kids under 13.
What is the ferry fare for a round ticket?
- Takamatsu to Megijima: 740 yen for adults, 380 yen for kids under 13.
- Takamatsu to Ogijima: 1020 yen for adults, 520 yen for kids under 13.
- Megijima to Ogijima: 480 yen fir adults, 240 yen for kids under 13.
Note: Prices are valid as of 2019. With the ticket to Ogijima, you cannot get off at Megijima. If you wanna go to both islands, you need buy two tickets separately for each island.
There are a couple of boarding piers in Takamatsu port, and it can be a bit complicated. So I’m going to show you where to buy tickets and board the ferry to Megijima and Ogijima.
Where to buy your ferry ticket!
First, find the ticket office near pier 1 at Takamatsu port. The ticket office is a small window and located outside a waiting room like the picture below.
You’ll also find your ferry, meon right next to the pier one.
Meon, your ferry to Megijima and Ogijima
Now, it’s boarding time!
This is how it looks inside the ferry
It’s a small ferry for 250 passengers. There are only 2 vending machines on the outside deck and no kiosk. Especially, if you are going to Ogijima, it takes 40 minutes to get there, only 20 minute to Megijima though.
So if you want to buy any drinks or snacks, you have a lot more selection to buy at Maritime Plaza, shopping mall next to Takamatsu Port.
There is a 7-eleven and souvenir shop at Maritime Plaza, selling merchandises from all over Shikoku including local sake, beer, wine or local delicacies and etc,.
This is how Megijima looks from ferry
If you are traveling to Megijima, the first island you are arriving at is Megijima. You’ll see this ferry terminal at the port.
This is how Ogijima looks from ferry
If you are traveling to Ogijima, this is how Ogijima looks from ferry. The whole residential area sits on the slope of the mountain.
There are many interesting shops and restaurants on this island, you can read my previous blog post, EXPLORE OGIJIMA ISLAND OFF TAKAMATSU PORT IN ONLY 2 HOURS!
Address of the ticket office at Takamatsu port for Megijima and Ogijima: 〒760-0019 香川県高松市サンポート８−１.