The Real Laputa
Tomogashima Island (友ヶ島) is one of the popular travel spots located in Wakayama Prefecture. It is known as the island of Laputa, the famous Miyazaki Hayao's movie "Castle in the Sky." It was used to be the fortress of Japanese imperial army. Those ruins of the fortress that made from many bricks just look like the scenery of the castle in the movie. There are hiking courses that you can travel and see those ruins of the cannon batteries. You can actually walk around the castle here. It is also known as the popular BBQ and fishing spots.
There are parking and restroom at the port.
The cruise cost: 2,000 yen for round trip.
Time: 9:00 to 16:00
Closed on Wednesday. When the Wednesday is a holiday, closed on the next day. On March, Tuesday is also closed.
0. at Wakayama Station.
1. use JR Kise Line to Wakayamashi Station.
2. use Nankai Line to Kinokawa Station.
3. use Nankai Kada Line to Kada Station.
4. walk to the port.
5. take a cruise.