Where to take a best photos in Setouchi Region, Japan

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Setouchi sits to a west of Kyoto, encompassing a Seto Inland Sea and a 3,000 islands, that is one of a many distinguished multi-island seas in a world.

Setouchi includes a 7 prefectures of Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime and is intensely photogenic. From dark wonders to iconic gems, including ancient shrines, grand bridges and island vistas.

Here’s 7 of a many instagrammable spots in a region:


Location: Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Setouchi, Japan

Northeast of Hiroshima brook lies Miyajima, an island famous for a lively forests and ancient temples. Its tip captivate however is a Itsukushima Shrine’s “floating” torii gate. A absolute warlord during Heian Period, Taira no Kiyomori built a Itsukushima (which means “island of worship”) Shrine in 1168 for his family and currently it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The embankment casts a pleasing thoughtfulness on a scarcely still H2O that characterises a Seto Inland sea, and is one of Japan’s many Instagrammed locations.


Location: print taken from Mt. Kiro, Ehime Prefecture, Setouchi, Japan

Stretching 4,015 metres, a Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge is a longest cessation overpass in a universe and connects a Hiroshima and Ehime Prefectures.

Since a execution in 1999, a overpass network has softened connectors between once-isolated island communities and facilitates travellers’ adventures into a consecutive greenery of farming Japan.

Travellers mostly mount to a limit of Mount Kiro to take breathtaking photos of early morning obscurity swirling around a bridge.


Location: Kagawa Prefecture, Setouchi, Japan

It’s a tough toil adult to this insta-worthy spot, though totally value it. The Kotohira-gu Shrine stands during a finish of a prolonged trail median adult Mount Zōzu, with 785 stairs to a categorical tabernacle and a sum of 1368 stairs to a middle shrine.

The Shrine was founded in a 1st century and pilgrimages here became renouned in a 1300’s. Today hundreds of visitors stand a stairs of Mount Zōzu on a daily basis, with overwhelming sunsets behind a plateau charity good photography opportunities.


Location: Yamaguchi Prefecture, Setouchi, Japan

Instagrammers will have a margin day in Yamaguchi…literally. Located by a seaside in north eastern Yamaguchi prefecture, Higashi Ushirobata’s rice terraces are arguably one of a many scenic terraces in Japan.

From early May to mid-June, a paddies are filled with H2O and simulate a sky and vicinity roughly like mirrors. A standard dusk from a obscurity wrapped rice terraces sees a object environment right during a finish of a peninsula, nearby Kawashiri cape. The ideal insta-shot captures a nightfall reflecting in a paddies, with lights used by squid fishing boats bobbing in a distance.


Location: Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Setouchi, Japan

Central Yanai’s Shirakabe is a normal white walled travel that dates behind to a Muromachi Period (1337-1573) where it was once a businessman quarter.

About 200 metres long, a normal design has turn renouned for budding photographers opposite amicable media.


Location: from Onomichi (Hiroshima Prefecture) to Imabari (Ehime Prefecture), Setouchi, Japan

The Shimanami Kaido is a fantastic 60km highway and overpass network joining Japan’s mainland to a fourth largest island, Shikoku. The track starts in Onomichi (Hiroshima Prefecture) and ends in Imabari (Ehime Prefecture) channel 6 smaller islands, like stepping-stones opposite a Inland Sea.

Onomichi is a pleasant aged pier town, enriched by ancient temples and built on a bank unaware a sea. It’s also Japan’s cycle prohibited spot; Hotel Cycle is a country’s initial hotel designed exclusively for cyclists with bike-racks in a accepting area, space to park bikes in bedrooms and a cycle-through window in a restaurant.

From Onomichi, a track winds over a sea, by plateau and mangroves and was unsurprisingly named one of a world’s 50 many appealing cycling routes by Lonely Planet’s “Epic Bike Rides of a World” and offers copiousness of scenic print opportunities along a way. Capturing a track with a GoPro is recommended.


Location: Ehime Prefecture, Setouchi, Japan

Nature lovers can revelry in Nibukawa Gorge’s transparent clear H2O using by a forests.

The towering highway from Ehime’s collateral Matsuyama takes reduction than an hour and this relaxed area is mostly undiscovered – permitting visitors to try a still timberland trails and take glorious photos but carrying to evasion any crowds.

 

Images pleasantness of Setouchi Tourism Authority


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