Ago Bay (Agowan) is a scenic, island dotted bay with a rugged coastline, located at the southern tip of the Shima Peninsula.
The bay is famous for pearl cultivation with many oyster rafts floating in the water. The art of pearl cultivation was first mastered by Mikimoto Kokichi in 1893. Mikimoto was born and grew up on the Shima Peninsula, not far from Ago Bay.
One hour sightseeing boat cruises of Ago Bay are offered on two types of ships: large pirate ships, which make a round course in the deeper waters of the bay, and smaller, more agile boats, which also pass through the shallower parts of the bay and in between the small islands.
Transport hub and departure point of sightseeing boat cruises is Kashikojima, the largest island in Ago Bay. The boat piers and Kashikojima Station, the terminal station of the Kintetsu Railway Line, are all located within walking distance of each other on Kashikojima.