|Yokoso Setonaikai! Welcome to the Seto Inland Sea!
The gentle breeze, shining sun and 'Setonaikai' which looks
like someone spread out all the small islands in the ocean
is the most attractive amusement park in the world. In the
field of history, culture, sightseeing and marine leisure,
they will attract you for sure.
Anchorage Network Tatsuki Seno
We introduce many enjoyable places around the Seto Inland
Sea. My personal recommendation is Shiraishi Island. Yes,
that is my island and I hope many visitors will come and taste
its' attractiveness. Welcome to the Seto Inland Sea!
NPO Holistic Life Okayama Shigeru Harada
The Seto Inland Sea certainly is one of the most beautiful
and diverse areas of Japan. Since I moved to Japan 19 years
ago, I never lived far from it. I hope this homepage will
help everybody to enjoy this area and discover that Japan
really is an island nation, each island being different
"Even if an island next-door looks very close, it is
such a different world."
The attraction about the Seto Inland Sea is that there are
uncountable islands dotted around. All the islands in the
Seto Inland Sea have different characters just as people
have different faces and personalities. The islands are
located very close, but they have such different cultures,
life-styles and customs that the visitor could never be
bored, and within a stone's throw, can experience a surreal
change in cultures.
Of course people speak Japanese on every island and the
people who live there are Japanese, but it still feels like
they are independent countries and not only you see very
different scenery and views but also you can experience
a multitude of cultural experiences on each island without
taking much time to travel between them. That's why the
islands of the Seto Inland Sea keeps attracting foreign
tourists as well as Japanese people.
Anchorage Network Hisashi Matsumoto
Nakamura-so, a sea house, is located on Tanga-jima which
floats in the Harima bay. This place is famous for fresh
and delicious seafood with fish caught in fixed nets from
spring through to fall. You can also find accommodation
easily and experience fishery.
Anchorage Network Fukuzo Nakamura, Iejima
'Marin Pier Musashi"is an attractive marina, located
at the east of Oita-ken Kunisaki peninsula, facing the Iyo
coast of the Seto Inland Sea with rich wilderness behind.
This area is great as a cruising base for the western part
of the Seto Inland Sea and also it boast great conditions
and location as a fishing base for the Bungo Channel or off
Tosa as well as Kunisaki Peninsula. In addition, since it's
located next to the Oita airport, the infrastructure, both
air and land, are well developed It's also great as a homeport
for people who enjoy marine life on weekends.
Anchorage Network Marin Pier Musashi
The Seto Inland Sea is a natural amusement park. Please feel
free to use and play in it in whatever way you like.
Anchorage Network Hiroshi Nishinaga,
My favorite ship sank in 2004 because of a typhoon. I've
been hoping to moor my new ship at the Kiba Yacht Harbour
and become a pilot to show people from overseas around this
Seto Inland Sea and beautiful Japan somedayclike the lovely
people in Barcelona when I visited there before many years
Anchorage Network Kenta Ohara
"Konpira-san", known as the God of the Sea throughout
Japan, has a lot of visitors who are connected with the
sea every day. Climbing slowly the 785 stone steps will
bring you to the entrance to the shrine. From early morning,
prayers to the gods are held at the front of the shrine.
Prayers are offered each morning and evening for peace for
all the people in Japan.
At Konpira Shrine, we aspire to introduce the culture of Seto
Inland to all the world through the Seto Inland Sea Anchorage
Network. It's very important to pass down the culture which
has flourished deeply throughout the Seto Inland Sea area.
We wish for peace for all the people of this world.
Anchorage Network Konpira Shrine Itsuki