If you have a car, and a day to spare, then you may certainly want to consider paying a visit to this island, located just a bridge (and a beautiful one) west of Hirado City in northern Nagasaki. The island is remote, even by modern standards, meaning that visitors are relatively few. Centuries ago, Christians populated the island, and there are numerous monuments and sites attesting to the long, difficult history of the area. Besides the numerous Christian attractions, there are lighthouses on the northern and southern tips of the island. The views from these cliffs are tremendous, and the crumbling cliffs themselves make for some fantastic photographs. Buddhist and Shinto elements are also a part of the island, and visitors should note the large Bodhisattva statue shortly after crossing the Ikitsuki Bridge.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Tabira