Photo/IllutrationTatebajima island in the Seto Inland Sea, dubbed “kujirajima” (whale island), will be available for rent from April 28. (Provided by JTB Corp.)

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KURASHIKI, Okayama Prefecture--People craving peace and quiet can get away from it all, literally, with an offer to stay on an uninhibited island in the Seto Inland Sea for just 20,000 yen ($182) per night.

Travel agency JTB Corp., local real estate company Unoko Tochi and others have joined forces to rent Tatebajima island exclusively to one group per day in an effort to exploit idle property and attract more tourists from within Japan and abroad.

Groups of four to 80 can enjoy camping, barbecues and other activities on the island, affectionately called “kujirajima” (whale island) after its shape, from April 28.

“It is all up to the visitors what to do, such as holding a party, an outdoor movie or even a wedding,” said a Unoko Tochi official.

The island has a circumference of about 2 kilometers. It is about 2.5 times the size of Tokyo Dome, home of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team, which measures 46,755 square meters.

The fee is 20,000 yen, excluding tax, per adult per night. It includes transport to and from Uno Port in Tamano, Okayama Prefecture, which takes about 30 minutes each way, as well as charges for renting camping equipment.

A power generator, a cooking space and hot showers are also available. Taking a day trip without staying overnight is an option.

The organizers started accepting reservations on its website (http://www.kujira-jima.jp/reservation/) on Feb. 13.