Nature / Seasons

Shiraishijima Island

Japan, 714-0036 Shiroishijima, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture

An island located approximately 16 km from Kasaoka Port. It is located in the center of the Kasaoka Islands, which are more than 30 islands scattered off the coast of Kasaoka, and is the center of the landscape. It is said that it came to be called Shiroishi Island because the granite surface looks like it is covered with white snow from a distance. Also, Shiroishi Island, known as a scenic spot in the Seto Inland Sea National Park, is visited by many people for summer marine leisure, hiking trails, a temple connected to Kobo Daishi, and the fantastic Shiroishi Dance.

Website https://www.kasaoka-kankou.jp/island/shiraishijima
  • Approximately 10 minutes walk from JR Kasaoka Station to Kasaoka Port (Sumiyoshi Terminal), approximately 22 minutes by high-speed boat (approximately 35 minutes by regular boat) Approximately 20 minutes walk from JR Kasaoka Station to Fushigoe Port, approximately 45 minutes by ferry
Language 日本語
Other Cherry blossoms (cherry blossoms): Early April (about 600 trees) Shiroishi Odori: This Bon dance is said to have been started to mourn the dead of the Genpei War, and features different hand gestures such as the men's dance, the women's dance, and the slave dance, all of which form a harmonious dance. It will be danced all over the island on the nights of August 13th to 16th. One of the prefecture's three major dances.

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