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If Shodoshima were compared to a cow, the Santo Peninsula would be the front leg of a cow, and is a peaceful region with a small population and full of nature. Here are six recommended spots on the Santo Peninsula, located at the southernmost tip of Shodoshima!

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1. Hanatoba Island

Hanajuha Island, a prefecturally designated natural monument, is a small uninhabited island located on the east coast of the Santo Peninsula.

It is said that the island was split into two by sea eclipse, resulting in its current shape.

The name ``Hanajuha Island'' has the meaning of ``a beautiful island floating on the waves,'' and because the two islands are close together, it is sometimes compared to a couple, making it a perfect date spot. ! The view is especially spectacular in the evening, and the sunset seen between the two islands is very beautiful!

During the day, the blue sea spreads out, and it feels great to cycle along the road where Hanajuha Island is located!

2. Shirahama coast

Shirahama Beach is located below the Jizosaki Lighthouse mentioned below.

White sand beaches, crystal clear seawater, and the Seto Inland Sea and Shikoku can be seen right in front of you.

When you leave Shirahama Beach, there is a grassy area where you can relax while looking at the sea!

3. Jizosaki Lighthouse

Jizozaki Lighthouse is located on the Santo Peninsula, the southernmost tip of Shodoshima. It is designated as Shakyamana Park, which is part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, and there is a seated stone statue of Shakyamuni on the beach that gives the place its name.

From here you can see ships of all sizes passing by. The scenery is so spectacular that it has been designated as one of the top 10 views of Shikoku and 100 views of Sanuki!

4. Oji Shrine shrine complex

The entire Cape Gongen is a conical hill with an altitude of 60 meters and an approximately 25 degree slope that protrudes northward from the coast of Kamiura, and was designated as a national natural monument on January 31, 1939!

The entire mountain, except for one part in the south, is covered with Ubamegashi, and in between, there are also Ibuki, Nezumi, juniper, Japanese black pine, and Japanese bayberry, among which there are approximately 400 Ibuki, and near the northern coast, the branches and leaves are mixed together to form a forest, which is rare in our country. It is a natural habitat for.

Additionally, on the western cliff, there is andesite called Sanukitoid, which is directly connected to the underground mantle, and you can observe how this intrudes into granite, making it known as a place where you can see rare geological features.

5. daidara ultra bow

The stone wall of the path in the Kamiura area that was removed due to widening construction, abandoned ships related to Itsukushima Shrine, and driftwood collected from various parts of the Seto Inland Sea were combined to create an icon that connects the cosmos, the natural world, and human society. Apparently this giant was created!

The giant, which is about 10 meters tall, is impressive and is especially popular among the works on the island!

If you sit and take a photo with a giant sitting down looking out into the ocean, it will look great, so we highly recommend you take a photo with it!

6. hermit crab

This is a realistic wooden hermit crab with a total height of about 2 meters. It seems that they have settled in old private houses rather than shells.

In Ryukyu (Okinawa), there is a myth that says, ``After the gods created an island, hermit crabs were created in the holes, and after the hermit crabs bred, humans were born from the holes.'' It is said that the motif is that myth.

This is a work that captivates your heart from the moment you see it. It has a strong impact, with a very realistic hermit crab and the blue ocean in the background. Not only does it look great in photos, but it is also a piece that will leave a lasting impression on your memory.

Let's go to Santo Peninsula, surrounded by beautiful scenery and art!

The Santo Peninsula is full of charm, with the ocean spreading out in front of you and art just a short walk away.

Please drop by when you come to Shodoshima!

When using the bus, please use the URL below!

→Shodoshima Town Bus [Santo Line] mitosendaiya-030601.pdf (

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This is an inn located in a renovated old folk house located on the Santo Peninsula in the southern part of Shodoshima, which is rich in nature. Only one group per day is allowed in each of the main building and the annex. There are 6 guest rooms, each with a different style, so you can choose from a variety of rooms to suit your needs, from solo travelers to group trips and girls' trips. At the attached Cafe Hamahirugao, you can enjoy dinner and breakfast made with seasonal ingredients such as local seafood and vegetables. There are also plenty of experiences such as farming and seine fishing. Please enjoy life on Shodoshima to the fullest at our facility.

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