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Ōshima Island

Ōshima is the first major island on the Ehime side of the Shimanami Kaidō cycling route.

Ōshima Island

Ōshima is the first major island on the Ehime side of the Shimanami Kaidō cycling route. It’s mountainous with several steeply sloping peaks. The island is a source of high-quality stone for building and statuary, and parts of the mountains have been cut away in quarries. There’s even a Stone Culture park in the middle of the island. 

The Murakami Suigun Museum also repays a visit. From here, you can take a fast boat out to see the spectacular eddies and whirlpools caused by the peculiar tides in the Inland Sea. 

On the west side of the island is the Rose Garden which boasts 400 varieties. These are best viewed from June to late autumn. Next to the garden is the Yoshiumi Local Culture Center with a fascinating museum of armour, weapons and daily life going back two centuries.

Information

Name in Japanese: 大島

Pronunciation: Ōshima

Address: Yoshiumi, Imabari, Ehime

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