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Aoshima is an island in Ehime Prefecture’s Ozu City, off of the Seto Inland Sea. This article will introduce a tour of Aoshima. Also known as Cat Island, Aoshima is a paradise for cats and cat-lovers like me, with a population of around 15 people and over 100 cats.
Hiroshima Prefecture is home to the stunning tourist spot and World Heritage Site, Miyajima. It is easily accessible with frequent ferry service available for pedestrians as well as cars.
The “Autumn and Winter Illumination” takes place in Yuushien Garden, famous for being the largest-scale circuit-style garden in the San’in Region.
The Ikeda Family Tomb, known for its beautiful autumn foliage, is illuminated!
Over 260 lanterns line both sides of the graves of the Ikeda family, from the first daimyo of the Tottori Domain Mitsunaka Ikeda to Yoshitaka Ikeda, granting the area a different beauty than the usual daytime scene.
Tokiwa Park’s winter illumination is the largest scale illumination event in western Japan. Under the premise of cooperative design, the Tokiwa illumination allows companies, schools, and other organizations to participate in designing the illuminations.
The “Hagi Jidai Matsuri” is a traditional event with over 290 years of history held in Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Hagi City. During this event, over 200 people take part in the time-honored “Hagi Daimyo Procession” offertory queue that parades through the city.
An incredibly varied illumination show is created using National Bihoku Hillside Park’s topography and plantlife. The entirety of the park is enveloped in light, giving the sight a sense of depth and making it very popular. In addition to enjoying the themes of each area, the park features a variety of other displays as well, including the ever-popular Starlight Tree.
Over three days in October, a lively annual autumn festival takes place in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture. Held in various districts throughout the city, it's known by its generic name, Niihama Taiko Matsuri. This festival celebrates the abundant harvest of autumn. Along with Tokushima's Awa-Odori and Kochi's Yosakoi summer dance festivals, the Taiko Matsuri is famous as one of the three major festivals in Shikoku.