Inspection of Cat island-Tashirojima②

Mar 20, 2024

【Ishinomaki Central (Chuo) Terminal (boarding area) ~ Tashirojima】

When I arrived at the central terminal, I heard a shocking comment from the staff.

“Due to the strong winds, the waves are high, so I don’t know if the ferry will still operate after this.”

I couldn’t help but cry out, “EEEEEEEEEEEh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, but I can’t help it.

Furthermore, even if the outbound ferry service were to start operating, it is unclear whether there will be a return trip.

By the way, there are the following patterns when visiting Tashirojima on a day trip.


【Pattern 1】
Outbound Sea Cat 2 ship Ishinomaki (Central 9:00, Kadowaki 9:10) → Tashirojima (Otomari 9:36, Nitoda 9:44)

Return Sea Cat 3 ship Tashirojima (Nitoda 13:55 Otomari 14:02) → Ishinomaki (Kadowaki 14:33 Central 14:40)

【Pattern 2】
Outbound Sea Cat 2 ship Ishinomaki (Central 9:00, Kadowaki 9:10) → Tashirojima (Otomari 9:36, Nitoda 9:44)

Return trip Mermaid 4 ship Tashirojima (Nitoda 15:30 Otomari 15:35) → Ishinomaki (Kadowaki 16:20 Central 16:27)

【Pattern 3】
Outbound Mermaid 3 ship Ishinomaki (Central 12:30 Kadowaki 12:42) → Tashirojima (Otomari 13:24 Nitoda 13:34)

Return trip Mermaid 4 ship Tashirojima (Nitoda 15:30 Otomari 15:35) → Ishinomaki (Kadowaki 16:20 Central 16:27)


Pattern 2 allows you to stay the longest, but in my case, I chose pattern 3 due to the time taken by the Shinkansen. The round trip fare is 2,500 yen.
*If you plan to stay overnight, you must write your accommodation location on the boarding list in advance. Please note that same-day reservations are not possible.

I waited for several minutes at the central terminal, praying that the ship would move.

The guide will make an announcement.

“Operation has been decided~~~~~~~”

“Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!”

However, the ship will shake considerably. Since the waves at Otomari Port were too high to dock, they decided to use Nitoda Port.

We were then informed that due to the tides, they would not be able to depart from the central terminal, so we would have to travel overland to Kadonowaki.

We were transported in a passenger car provided by the shipping company. It’s about a 5 minute drive away, but there are over 15 customers and they have to go back and forth many times, so it’s quite a hassle.

【Ishinomaki Kadonowaki Terminal (boarding area) ~ Tashirojima】

Finally, let’s get on board! ! !

The Sea Cat is a high-speed boat, so the boarding time is a little shorter, but the Mermaid is a ferry, so the boarding time is about 15 minutes longer than the Sea Cat.

As soon as we left Ishinomaki Port, there was a sudden tremor.

Although it is slow, the waves feel bigger than the boat.

But that’s the way it should be.

The Tohoku region is not a bay, and as soon as you leave the port, you are basically in the Pacific Ocean.

The waves around Ishinomaki Port felt a little high, but after that it was calmer than I expected.

Still, there were only about 20 passengers in total, and some of them looked seasick.

Finally, we headed to Tashirojima.

to be continued.


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