The Seto Inland Sea is sometimes called the “Japanese Agean Sea”. With a similar climate and scattered with islands, the sea is often as calm as a lake with crystal-clear waters. Because of the warm climate and low rainfall, the area is famous for growing some of the finest citrus in Japan. Along with Miyajima and the popular Shimanami Kaido, the islands of the Tobishima Kaido are also becoming increasingly popular. The historic preservation sites of Mitarai, Takehara and Tomonoura are all in the Seto Inland Sea. As is the increasingly popular Okunoshima - known to the world as Rabbit Island.