|The Japan's Mediterranean Sea, Seto-Naikai,
is surrounded by the three main islands of
Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Because of the
strategic reason, during World War, Japan
made her best battleships in this area. Chugoku
locates in the far west of Honshu, main island.
Shikoku (literally four countries), Japan's
fouth largest island, can be reached via
the Seto Ohashi Bridge.
Tottori Sand Dunes lasts 5km along the Japan Sea where you
can ride 'imported' camel. Izumo Shrine, which origins go back to the times of Japanese
myth, is situated in the eastern part of
Shimane Prefecture known as the Izumo region.
The atmosphere of a historical castle town
can be felt in Matsue, which is referred to as the 'Water Capital'
because of her bordering to lakes, seas and
rivers. The higest peak of the Chugoku region
is Mt. Daisen where you can ski in winter time.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial and The Dome are symbols of everlasting peace,
portraying the horror of atom bombs which
we don't want to see anymore anywhere in
our universe. Warehouses with white colored
wall stand along the Kurashiki River in Kurashiki. Miyajima is included as one of the Three Views of
Japan, is an island in the Seto Inland Sea,
also called as floating shrine. The Itsukushima Shrine is located on the island and is known as
the center of the island's belief.
Shikoku has 88 Temples which attract young and old for their enlightment
and impermanence of life and death.
Matsuyama holds the oldest hot-spring in Japan called
Dogo Onsen. The Shimanto River is one of the clearest streams in Japan
(no damn dams!).