Islands

Islands

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.

OKUNOSHIMA
OKUNOSHIMA

About a quarter of an hour from Tadanoumi Port, Takehara City, this small island, just 4 km in circumference, is known for being home to some 700 wild rabbits, and attracts both domestic and overseas tourists seeking solace and healing. The Poison Gas Museum and the various related sites around Okunoshima tell of the history of how the island ...

Islands along Shimanami Kaido
Islands along Shimanami Kaido

Shimanami Kaido is a 59.4 kilometer-long expressway equipped with specially created walkways for pedestrians and bicycles. The route connects six islands in the Seto Inland Sea with bridges, running from Onomichi City in the north to Shikoku in the south. This is a perfect route for cycling and enthusiasts come from all over Japan and abroad ...

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