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Niemonjima Island – A Hidden, Historical Treasure of Chiba

Niemonjima. Have you heard of it? If you're not a history buff, then perhaps you haven't. Located off the coast of southwest Chiba, this tiny landmass was the secret hideaway of one of the greatest generals in Japanese history. Minamoto-no-Yoritomo was one of the founders of the Kamakura Shogunate, and after a battle with a rivaling faction, he fled for safety behind the shoreline rocks of Niemonjima.

The Ferry – A Forgotten Mode of Transportation

There used to be thousands of ferry lines connecting the over four hundred inhabited islands of the Japanese archipelago. But that number has been steadily declining since the islands became increasingly connected by bridges and tunnels. It is a shame that we no longer have such charming little lines as the Tako Ferry. But despite the arguably diminished demand, some ferry lines are still alive and well.

A Walk in Sakurajima

What distinguishes Kagoshima is a world-famous active volcano, Sakurajima. It’s only four kilometers ( two miles ) away from Kagoshima city. You can get to land on Sakurajima by a ferry, running every 10-15 minutes during the daytime.

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