Osaki-Shimojima

One of the most interesting islands in the Seto Inland Sea is Osaki-Shimojima, which can easily be visited as a day trip by ferry from Takehara or along the road that connects the island to Hiroshima.

It’s renowned for the well-preserved Edo period architecture of Mitarai, which once thrived as an anchorage port. It’s a picturesque place to wander and just soak up the history but the services of a local guide will offer a deeper insight.

Be sure to try the island’s celebrated Ocho Mikan, a type of orange that’s only produced here!

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