Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Kushijima Near Yunotsu



Kushijima is a small uninhabited islet at the mouth of the entrance to the World Heritage Site ports of Yunotsu and Okidomari.


It can be reached on foot at low tide and a small bridge over a deep and narrow channel in the rocks makes this safe and easy.


During the time that the Mori clan controlled the silver mine and the surrounding area they had a small castle on the island to protect the harbours.


Nothing now remains, but it must have been at least a little substantial as it withstood an attack by Amago forces in the Warring States period of the mid 16th century.


There is a small beach and campsite here now and its quite a dramatic bit of coastline.

I am guessing that these man-made excavations in the rock are a fairly modern attempt to make pools for pleasure bathing, but I may be wrong.

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  1. Looks beautiful! But the last picture makes me think of ice baths they take in winter... It's not hot water, is it?