Photo Post: Rural Japan

These photos are actually all from the same place (Ikina Island in the Seto Inland Sea, between Shikoku and Hiroshima), but Ikina is pretty much a textbook example of rural Japan. It’s a side of Japan that doesn’t get as much play, which makes it a good blogging subject!

Seto Inland Sea

The Seto Inland Sea, from Ikina Island.

The gate of the island’s shrine.

Ikinajima

The town.

Ikinajima

Japanese cemeteries are always like this.

Ikinajima

The island is very green and beautiful.

While I wouldn’t want to live somewhere so isolated, I did enjoy my visit. It’s a lovely place.

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