Old Katsuren Town ④ Tsuken Island
Tsuken Island is a remote island off the coast of Katsuren, and like Hamahiga, was part of old Katsuren Town. Visitors need to take a ferry to the island.
It is just a 30-minutes ride, but there is a much faster vessel that takes about 15 minutes. Cost range from ¥1220 for adults and ¥610 for kids (round trip) for the regular ferry. There are 5 round trips each day.
Tsuken Island is famous for its carrot produce and is sometimes referred to as the “Carrot Island”. While you are there, you may notice some iconic figures shaped like a carrot spread throughout the island.
It is rather quiet island; not even having one traffic light. The island’s circumference is about 8km with about 500 people living there. It has two popular beaches, Tumai and Yajiri.