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Osakikamijima Town: Decorated with Beautiful Nature and Indelible Landscapes

Osakikamijima Town in Hiroshima Prefecture is located almost in the center of the Seto Inland Sea. This town is comprised of four inhabited islands (Osakikamijima, Ikunoshima, Chigirishima and Nagashima) and more than 20 uninhabited islands. These islands are not connected to the mainland by bridge. This means the only way to get to this town is by ferry. There is beautiful scenery overlooking 115 islands of various sizes from the summit of the highest peak Mt. Kannomine (453 m). Taking advantage of the temperate climate, the cultivation of blueberries thrives here. There has been a history of a flourishing shipbuilding industry since ancient times. Traditional culture, festivals and historic sites connected to the sea can still be found here. This is a town full of humanity that gives visitors a feeling of nostalgia.

Scenery of the Seto Inland Sea as seen from Kannomine Mountain
You can look out over the Shikoku mountain range and the various bridges of the Shimanami Kaido from Mt. Kannomine. It is possible to savor a beautiful panorama interwoven with the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
Osakikamijima blueberries
The blueberries of Osakikamijima are at the forefront of cultivation in western Japan. Ripe blueberries picked on the spot have a very rich taste.
Old cityscape of the Kinoe area
Valuable houses from the Taisho period (1912 to 1926) onward and a building (café) used by sailors still remain in the Kinoe district that once thrived as a harbor of “kazemachi shiomachi (waiting for a favorable wind and tide).”
Osakikamijima Kaidenma race
The Kaidenma Regatta is a proud tradition. This is an event in which the high-spirited cheers of the rowers competing with their paddles echo out over the Seto Inland Sea.

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