Iwaishima is a small island in Yamaguchi Prefecture. A heart-shaped island with a circumference of 12km in the Seto Inland Sea, where fishing, agriculture and tourism are thriving. It is a small island with about 500 inhabitants, but it is known that about 50 cats live on this island. This island wasn’t very famous, but it’s become known to be home to many cats, and the number of tourists visiting it is increasing.
Iwaishima is an island located in the southern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
|Address||Iwaishima, Kaminoseki, Kumage District, Yamaguchi 742-1401|
|Number of Cats||50|
Evidence of fishing on this island has been found since ancient times. Since it was a port of call for maritime transportation, it has been worshiped as an island of spirits praying for the safety of ships. It is also often the shooting location for movies and TV dramas.
Iwaishima has a mild climate throughout the year. The feature is that the sea breeze is strong in winter. Temperatures range from 5 ° C to 28 ° C throughout the year.
Japanese is used in Japan.
Iwaishima is very safe and there are few inhabitants, so crimes rarely occur. Natural disasters are more important than man-made disasters, and typhoons may come.
Most of them are Japanese in Japan.
Iwaishima is very active in fishing, agriculture and tourism. In particular, fishing has been a thriving industry since ancient times and has supported the island’s economy. The island has some facilities. There are also police boxes, post offices, coffee shops and private shops.
There are many atheists in Japan.
Japanese yen is used in Japan.
Yamaguchi Ube Airport is the nearest.
|Name||Yamaguchi Ube Airport|
|Address||625 Okiube, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-0001|
There is a high-speed bus from Yamaguchi Ube Airport that will take you to Shin-Yamaguchi Station. From Shin-Yamaguchi Station, take the JR Sanyo Main Line to Yanaiminato Station. After that, you can move from the port by ferry. You can check the operating hours, maps, prices, etc. from the URL below.
|1||Yamaguchi Ube Airport|
(Liaison Bus / Ube City Transportation Bureau / Yamaguchi Ube Airport-Shin Yamaguchi Line / Shin Yamaguchi Station)
JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station
|Bus||30min||625 Okiube, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-0001||Map|
|2||JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station(JR Sanyo Main Line bound for Iwakuni)|
JR Yanaiminato Station
|Train||100min||1-2-1, Ogorireiwa, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 754-0041||Map|
|3||JR Yanaiminato Station|
|Walk||–||Yanai, Yamaguchi 742-0021||–|
|Ferry||70min||Yanai, Yamaguchi 742-0021||Map|
Sightseeing Spot 1: Kokko
There is something called the fruit of immortality and longevity on Iwaishima. Few are cultivated for sale and are not widely available on the market.
|Address||Iwaishima, Kaminoseki-cho, Kumage-gun, Yamaguchi 742-1401|
Sightseeing Spot 2: Kaminoseki Municipal Iwaishima Elementary School
The only elementary school on this island. Closed in 2003 and reopened in 2005. It is a school with a history of over 100 years.
|Address||10003 Iwaishima, Kaminoseki-cho, Kumage-gun, Yamaguchi 742-1401|
Sightseeing Spot 3: Miyato Hachimangu
It is the only shrine on Iwaishima. There are some steep stairs.
|Address||1571, Iwaishima, Kaminoseki-cho, Kumage-gun, Yamaguchi Prefecture|
Iwaishima does not have many accommodations. Therefore, please make a reservation in advance before going on a trip. In the worst case, it will be a field inn.
|Address||184 Iwaishima, Kaminoseki, Kumage District, Yamaguchi 742-1401|
|Address||254-1 Iwaishima, 大字 Kaminoseki, Kumage District, Yamaguchi 742-1401|