Kamomejima Island is a small island off the beaten track for tourists even though it features a lighthouse and camping sites.
According to a report, in an effort to change that, Esashi Tourism Convention Association will offer unique camping experiences in the island’s natural and cultural assets starting Aug. 21.
Esashi Mayor Yonosuke Terui stated that they want to offer sightseeing experiences with an extra element, the report added.
“We hope it will help to revive the local economy that was hit by the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
Esashi was once a flourishing herring fishing community and port of call for Kitamaebune merchant vessels during the Edo Period (1603-1867), and it is rich in merchant houses and other historical legacies.
Kamomejima Marineping offers the rare opportunity to camp in a beachside location.
The Marineping package is limited to one guest per night. It allows guests to sleep in a dome-shaped tent measuring 6 meters in diameter and equipped with two full-size beds. The campers have the option of either a BBQ set or a seafood dinner.
Tebura Camp offers complete camping equipment rental and assistance in setting up your tent at the top of the island. While enjoying a delicious barbecue dinner, guests can join a guided tour of the island.
Day-trippers also have the option to enjoy maritime activities like a guided tour or a fishing experience.
On a rainy afternoon, guests can visit the Kaiyomaru salvaged warship and wander around Inishie Kaido Street which is filled with historic buildings, the report added.