Feeling trapped under the new SOE? Want to travel somewhere but have reservations due to the ongoing coronavirus? We don’t blame you.

Life under the current SOE is more restrictive than anyone could ever imagine. With limitations placed on our daily lives, there’s no wonder you are feeling trapped.

But you don’t have to feel that way.
This private island accommodation in Nagasaki is the perfect getaway from both the hustle and bustle of the big cities, and the lockdowns of the SOE.

Limited to one group per day, the island offers a welcome break and a ton of unique activities for visitors.

A private island getaway – Nagasaki’s Tajima

Tajima is one of Japan’s beautiful uninhabited islands. Located in Nagasaki prefecture’s Omura Bay, the island is home to a number of traditional folk houses that remain on the island following their abandonment more than 40 years ago.

Visitors to the island are encouraged to camp, and under the supervision of an island guide, will learn how to ‘survive’ through living without the modern luxuries of electricity, gas or water.
The experience is intended to be both challenging and fun, and will introduce participants to new survival skills.

On the island, guests will experience the island-life essential skills – making fires and traditional island fishing.
The stay also includes a variety of other fun activities, such as ziplining, raft riding and bathing in a barrel bath.

This season, the entire island will be reserved to just one group at a time, so that visitors can learn, play and relax as much as they want without the added stress of worrying about COVID-19.

Guests can choose from two packages, a basic day plan for private rent of the whole island (without camping) and an adventure plan where visitors can camp on the island and can learn essential island survival skills taught by an experienced island guide.

Basic Island Admission Day Camp


Tajima Island admission fee
Tajima Island ferry fee
Tableware and cooking utensils


Adults – 15,900 yen
High School Students – 10,900 yen
Elementary School Students – 5,900 yen
*There is no charge for children under 4 years of age.
*Available for one group of up to eight people per day.

Adventure Island Admission, Activities and Stay


Tajima Island admission fee
Tajima Island ferry fee
Tableware and cooking utensils
Tent sleeping bag rental
Tajima Island adventure equipment rental
Water rafting or zipline experience
Barrel bath experience
Fire starting and fishing experience

Adults – 19,900 yen
High School Students – 14,900 yen
Elementary School Students – 9,900 yen
*There is no charge for children under 4 years of age to enter the island.
*Available for one group of up to four people per stay.

Try out this once in a lifetime opportunity and experience an island escape on Nagasaki’s Tajima Island up until 31 March 2021. Reservations and more details can be found online here.

By - Connie Sceaphierde.