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Remote Islands


The history, culture, and scenery of the fishing villages and fishermen of Hotojima have been selected as one of the 100 historical and cultural properties of fishing villages that should be preserved for the future.There are few flatlands on the island, and 3- to 4-story houses are crowded together on the slopes from the coast to the mountains, creating a unique landscape reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea.


At Mukushima, you can enjoy swimming and rocky shore on the coast, which is rich in nature. Recently, precious fossils from the time when dinosaurs lived have been discovered, and astronomical observations are also attracting attention because there are few light sources around them.


The chert seen at Ajirojima was formed during the Triassic period, about 250,000,000 to 200,000,000 years ago, right after the largest mass extinction in Earth's history.
As you cross the sandy road, the surrounding rocks change from black, green, purple to red. It is said to be a record of the history of the earth from the time when many creatures were extinct due to the environment with low oxygen to the time when the environment was restored.
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