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Mitsuke-jima (Mitsuke Island)

Mitsuke-jima (Mitsuke Island) Review

Just south of the village of Suzu is a dramatic offshore rock formation called Mitsuke-jima, a huge wedge of rock topped with lush vegetation, connected to the shore with a pebbly path popular with lovers. It is said that Kobo Daishi gave it the nickname of Gunkan-jima, or Battleship Island, because it resembles a warship sailing to attack.

Updated: 09-20-2013

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