Innoshima Island

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  • Innoshima Island

  • Innoshima Island

  • Innoshima Island Flower Center

  • Innoshima Island Flower Center

  • Innoshima Island Flower Center

  • Innoshima Island Flower Center

  • Innoshima Island Flower Center

  • Innoshima Island Flower Center

  • Innoshima Island Orange Plantation

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Facts & Figures

Innoshima Island is a small island with only 39.76 square kilometre. The islands highest mountain is Mt. Shirataki with 227m.

History

The island was home of the Murakami pirat clans between the 14th and 16th centuries. It is also the birthplace of the famous master Go player Honinbo Shusaku. Japan Rail PassSince 2004 I travel nearly every year to Japan. The rail pass made my life easier to discover all those amazing places in my favourite country.

Location

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Innoshima Island is a small island with only 39.76 square kilometre. The islands highest mountain is Mt. Shirataki with 227m.

How to get to Innoshima Island?

  • 30min from Onomichi Station to Innoshima Ohashi stop by local bus

Sightseeing spots

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Tour of 88 Temples - explore the islands spiritual history

Innoshima Island Flower Center - hot spot for flower lovers, open from 9am till 5pm and closed on Tuesday

Suigun Jyo (Pirate Castle) - learn more about the pirate past, daily open from 9:30am till 5pm

500 Buddha statues - Gohyaku-Rakan - located on top of Mt. Shirataki (227m)

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

August

Island Festival (4th)
First part of the Innoshima Suigun Matsuri (Pirate Festival) includes the Murakami Suigun Ceremony for success in a battle.

Fire Festival (25th)
Second part of the Innoshima Suigun Matsuri (Pirate Festival) is the most popular with a large firework over the ocean on the evening.

Sea Festival (26th)
Third part of the Innoshima Suigun Matsuri (Pirate Festival) includes a Kohaya Boat Race.

Where to stay near Innoshima Island?

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