Islands in Japan

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Islands in Japan

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  • すらんぼ3
    Shimonoseki, Japan594 contributions
    So-called Ninety-nine Islands are actually composed of 208 islands. "Ninety nine" means "many". We can enjoy the beautiful view from many angles. There are observatories on mountains and hills. Also, you can get on "Kujuuku-shima Cruising" to enjoy view from ocean cruising among islands.
    いわゆる九十九島は、実際、208の島々から成っています。「99」は「多い」という意味です。いろいろな角度から美しい景色を楽しむことができます。山や丘に展望台があります。九十九島クルージングに乗船して、島々の間をクルージングしながら海からの景色も楽しめます。
    Written March 24, 2020
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  • HaruKenchiru
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia54 contributions
    Has anyone heard of Ghibli studio Laputa, Castle in the sky? Well, this island was the background inspiration for that animation. It was an interesting island though one need to really go early else there will be a long waiting queue since there is only 1 ferry operator from the Kada port, Wakayama. Also, some instruction was not really clear and lack of English direction. For example, one of the bunker no 5, if not mistaken was closed but it was not on any notice. Imagined walking up the hill only to find out it was not accessible? (Tiring to do so). Nevertheless, for those who are interested, please visit the bunker no 3 which is the place that inspired Laputa, the movie.
    Written December 6, 2019
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  • JHL
    Seoul, South Korea8,253 contributions
    We visited during summer.
    It was windy and good to take a walk.
    There aren't much things to do on the island.
    But, we liked looking around.
    Written August 4, 2020
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  • ongrena
    Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
    I met up with A japanese friend who lives in the area and i have not seen for a few years who took us here. We had a lovely meal at the hotel restaurant where they also have a beautiful garden layout. Despite it being December we still had Autumn leaves, so the fiery red japanese maples were on show added to that, as we walked past the beach and on towards the poets museum( poets such as the famous Fujiwara Shunzei would stay or visit there and be inspired by the nature, the sea and the island of Takeshima. ) the sky was filled with about 40Tomi which i think are black kites( feathered variety) . We were only there for a short time but from what i saw i feel a day trip with an overnight stay would be preferable. It is about 1.5 hours from Tokyo and the trains go there only every two hours. The island has an ancient temple and it has other attractions nearby that i did not get to see due go time constraints. It is not a wow, but it is different view of Japan and well worth a visit. Go in Autumn and if possible away from tourist season to be able to capture the charm and prettiness of the place
    Written January 5, 2020
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,079 contributions
    I did a guided live-streamed tour of Enoshima Island with Eriko from Heygo. She divided her tours into two sections each about 50 mins long with a 45 mins interval. She is doing another tour of this island later to show us the lights. She showed us the unique Enoshima Station facade on the mainland. Then we walked across the short causeway along the pedestrian bridge. After walking past a green Torii Gate, the narrow alley has shops on both sides. There are three shrines altogether at different levels. There are escalators up but it does not go down. We went up Enoshima Sea Candle to have a panoramic view of the island and the Pacific Ocean. It is a lovely island worth a visit.
    Written December 7, 2021
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  • Priscilla T
    Berkeley, CA59 contributions
    Highly recommend making time for excursion to this small quaint island just a short and gorgeous ferry ride away from Hiroshima and staying overnight to experience ancient Japan. Debated given our 8 day trip to Japan splitting time between Kyoto and Tokyo whether to invest the extra night given side trip to Hiroshima. So glad we did as this was the highlight of our entire trip. Booked a traditional tatami hotel complete with onsen, kaiseki, robes and slippers. After last tour boat leaves the island becomes a quiet experience. Me and early riser youngest son went out at dawn to explore island in robes and slippers seeing many deer and watching the sun light up ocean, island and Tori gate. It was magical.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • N K C
    Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
    Great for exploring and the boat ride was fun. Has a few walking tracks to choose from. We picked a short walk to look at the "5-coloured rocks", it was very pleasant and calming for minds. We noticed some tourists booked to spend a night on the island, likely wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.
    Written May 11, 2018
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  • 930keit
    San Francisco, CA86 contributions
    Just 30 min drive and 15 min boat-sail take you to this cozy island. This island is good for walking around to see how fishers' island in Japan looks like. Perimeter of this island is less than seven kilometers and two hours will be enough to feel its atmosphere. You can find many minsyuku (Japanese style inn) for stay. Most of them have a plan with meals and I strongly recommend it because fresh seafood captured around this island will be served.
    Manhole covers are funny. Characterized octopus and blowfish are printed on them. My son and daughter were excited to count a number of them every time they found.
    Written May 6, 2017
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  • rie s
    Tokyo Prefecture, Japan173 contributions
    Said to be the first island that the ancient gods made when building Japan, this island has many shrines and a famous rock with a heart shape in the middle, where people come to wish for happiness and love. Beautiful and tranquil, only 10 minutes on a shuttle ship. Hidden jem. Check "hiddenjapanguide.com" for more information.
    Written April 1, 2018
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  • Must Do Travels
    World449 contributions
    There is a place in the world where the Internet has manifested itself in physical form: Tashirojima. On this island, people believe that feeding cats will bring you good fortune and luck, and now the cat population outnumbers the human one 6 to 1. There is even a cat shrine you can visit.
    Written November 19, 2019
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  • The arbiter of good and evil
    London, UK34 contributions
    As somebody who is obsessed with bunnies this island was a must go. There were so many adorable bunnies to feed and they were very cute. I wish I could go back. There are some sneezing bunnies though, so make sure to feed them.
    Written August 10, 2020
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,810 contributions
    Iriomote is a remote island in Okinawa Prefecture but it's not that difficult to visit. Visitors first, must fly into Ishigaki then take a ferry to one of two ports on Iriomote. I stayed in Uehara, where the the star sand beach is and it was beautiful. I took a kayak and trek tour for a day and got to drive around the island a bit. The beauty of this island is amazing. Lush jungle, huge mangrove forests, towering waterfalls, Iriomote has it all. I love the fact that most the island is national park and people take great care of the island and wildlife that call Iriomote home. There are signs everywhere regarding the Iriomote cat and to be cautious while driving. Chances are, you won't see the cat but you never know. The beaches on the island were magnificent as well. Many beaches were full of trash which is unfortunate. I plan on coming back here do to the hike through the island. This will forever be one of my favorites places in Japan.
    Written November 14, 2021
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  • cassypo
    Hong Kong, China84 contributions
    we drove around this island, such beautiful scenery. there are cafes and restaurants around, which you can enjoy your drinks/meals watching over the beautiful sea. worth visit
    Written July 24, 2019
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  • Gizumoxx
    Tokyo, Japan35 contributions
    I went to the new Valley Gallery, which opened in March 2022. It is the ninth architecture by Tadao Ando, and works by Yayoi Kusama is exhibited outdoors.
    Since it is outdoors, the scenery will change depending on the season and time of day when you see it. It is near Benesse House Museum.
    Artwork :Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden 1966/2022 
    Written August 28, 2022
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