Seto Inland Sea with its 3000 islands provides an
excellent environment for people who enjoy yachting and cruising.
The area's rich cultural and historical inheritance, along with
a year-round mild climate, make navigating the sea an unforgettable
experience. Although facing the Pacific, the large Shikoku and
Kyushu islands bring calm waves to the sea.
The tides change every six hours, which is a point worth considering,
but these conditions add to the fun of navigating the area.
The sea's currents have determined navigation between all the
small ports and harbors in the area, and the culture of each
port has developed through this.
area is also home to a great number of fisheries,
active all year round. Sea-goers should take into account the
operations of the fishing vessels. It is also worth noting that
even though the ports are full of vessels, permission from the
port authorities is necessary to use the facilities. However,
the recent construction of Sea Stations, which welcome visitors,
makes the Seto Inland Sea a great activity spot for yachts and
Places to enjoy yachting: Kiba, Shiraishi
Sail Japan: Excellent English information on sailing in Japan
with links to relevant organizations:
For information about sailing in the Seto Inland Sea Area, please
to Kiba Yacht Harbour: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Engl. mail ok)
Information on Sea Stations by Chugoku Dostrict Transport Bureau
Information on navigation on the seas of Japan, provided by
the Japan Coast Guard
Guide to safe navigation through the Seto Inland Sea ( in English,