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Island Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Itsukushima Island (Miyajima)
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou
    An island in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Located in the western region of the Seto Inland Sea, it is commonly called Miyajima or Aki no Miyajima. It is one of the three scenic spots of Japan and has been long known for its picturesque scenery. On the island are numerous sightseeing spots including Itsukushima-jinja Shrine, which was founded by Taira no Kiyomori in the late Heian Period and Mt. Misen, from which you can look over the various islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea.
  • Etajima
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    Hiroshima Pref. Etajimashi Etajimachou
    This island is the biggest of the nine to the south of Hiroshima City and is easily accessible via a regular and high speed ferry leaving from Hiroshima Port. The island can also be reached by taking a large bridge from Kure City. Overflowing with natural beauty, visitors can take in a view of the Seto Inland Sea from the coast and enjoy climbing Mt. Une and Mt. Dabo in the islands interior. The island is dotted with renowned cherry blossom viewing spots, and in fall visitors can view an abundance of chrysanthemums in one of the greatest chrysanthemum-producing areas in the prefecture. The island is also known for its oyster farming. With cycle stands and other facilities, the island is also exerting effort into making it a leisure activity destination.
  • Shimokamagari-jima Island
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    Kami-shi, Kure City, Hiroshima ken
    An island floating on the straight connecting the city of Kure and the islands of the Akinada Archipelago. The island is connected to the mainland via Akinada Bridge and to Kamikamagari-jima Island via Kamagari Bridge. The Sannose region was once an ocean checkpoint, and area highlights include the site of an Edo period guard house, art museum whose exterior recreates the appearance of a headquarters, and the stunning Shotoen Garden backed by the Sannose Seto. The Kaieki Sannoseki souvenir shop offers rental bicycles.
  • Kamikamagari-jima Island
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    Hiroshima kure Kure city Mamori cho
    This is one of the islands of the Kamagari Archipelago situated in the Seto Inland Sea of Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is located along the Akinada Tobishima Kaido (Sea Route) and is connected to the neighboring Toyoshima Island via the Toyoshima-ohashi Bridge and Shimokamagari-jima Island via the Kamagari-ohashi Bridge. The orchard extends deep into the mountains, with its specialty produce including oranges and other citrus fruits. The island contains two beaches, Kenmin-no-hama and Koi-gahama, lending it the status of a beautiful resort island in the Seto Inland Sea.
  • Ikuchi-jima Island
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    Setoda Town, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
    Ikuchi-jima Island, one of the Geiyo Islands, is an island that boasts the largest production of lemons in Japan, and where cultivation of citrus fruits is prosperous. There are many places of interest such as The Hill of Hope, a garden made of chalk marble, Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art and Bell Kant Hall, where musicians renowned in Japan and overseas are invited to have concerts. Sightseeing by cycling is also recommended as there are many flat roads.
  • Innoshima Island
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    Hiroshima Prefecture Onomichi City
    This is the birthplace of Murakami Navy that boasted power in the Seto Inland Sea from the Nanboku-cho period to the civil wars period. Many historical sites remain such as Innoshima Suigun Castle and Konrenji Temple, housing the Navy tomb. On the other hand, it is also known as the island of Go because it is the home of Honinbo Shusaku, a Go player who represents Japan. Materials relating to Honinbo Shusaku and Go are exhibited at the Honinbo Shusaku Go Memorial Hall.
  • Osaki-Shimojima Island
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    Toyotomachi, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture
    This is an island located in the center of the Seto Inland Sea. The Mitarai district flourished as an accommodation port from the Edo period to the early Showa period, and the elegant townscape of the Edo period still remains. Also, the cultivation of oranges is prosperous. Ocho Orange, a special product of Osaki Shimojima Island, is very sweet and popular nationwide.
  • Mukaishima Island
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Mukaishimachou
    Mukaishima Island is easy to get to on the Shimanami Kaido Expressway, and is located just across the Onomichi Channel from Onomichi. Flower cultivation prospers on the island including at the Mukaishima Island Orchid Center and visitors can enjoy beautiful flowers every season. Also, visitors can enjoy fig picking at one of the leading Mancho Farms in Japan.
  • Okunoshima Island
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    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Tadanoumichou
    A small island four kilometers in circumference located within the boundaries of Setonaikai National Park. Known as Rabbit Island due to the 1,000 wild rabbits which inhabit it, Okunoshima is visited by large numbers of domestic and international tourists seeking to be soothed by the sight of these cute bunnies. There are also many rabbit-themed statues on the island which make for popular photo spots. At the same time, the island was the location of a poison gas plant operated by the former Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, and today many remnants of the army's facilities still stand. The Okunoshima Poison Gas Museum presents materials from that time period in an effort to convey to current generations the terror of war and the importance of peace.
  • Miyajima Island
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    Hiroshima Hatsukaichi-shi Miyajimacho
  • Sensui-jima Island
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Tomochou Ushiroji
    Sensui-jima Island is nearly a symbol of Tomonoura. It is an island with “enough beauty to intoxicate a hermit”, as suggested by its name, and it has indeed entranced many. You must see the Goshikiiwa (five-colored rock), the only one in Japan. The whole island is popular as a power spot, said to be the island where the seven deities of good fortune dwell.
  • Kurahashijima Island
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi Kurahashicho Ondocho
  • Miyajima
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    Hiroshima Hatsukaichi-shi Miyajimacho
  • Ategijima Island
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi
  • Ikunoshima Island
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    Hiroshima Toyota-gun Osakikamijimacho
  • Kajiyajima Island
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi
  • Kanawajima Island
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    Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi Minami-ku
  • Konasakejima Island
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi
  • Tamatsushima Island
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi
  • Chigirijima Island
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    Hiroshima Toyota-gun Osakikamijimacho

Hiroshima Main Areas

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There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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