Coordinates: 34°25′42″N 134°3′40″E / 34.42833°N 134.06111°E / 34.42833; 134.06111

Ogijima seen from Yashima

Ogijima (男木島, おぎじま[1][2] or おぎしま[3]) is an island in the Seto Inland Sea, in southern Japan. It is next to Megijima (女木島), a few kilometers at sea north of Takamatsu, in Kagawa Prefecture. It is about two kilometers long and less than a kilometer wide. The island is largely mountainous and flat land is scarce. The population in 2010 was 202 people. Ogichō is the island's only village.

Ogijima lighthouse

A notable granite lighthouse is located at the northern end of Ogijima; the lighthouse annex is now a museum. Ogijima was the inspiration for the fictitious island of Okijima in the novel Battle Royale.


  1. ^ "GAZETTEER OF JAPAN" by the Government of Japan(the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard) 2007
  2. ^ "しまっぷ統合版". Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  3. ^ "しまっぷ統合版". Retrieved 2015-03-29.

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