Japan Median Tectonic Line Islands Touring (2) – Kashikohjima, Masakijima, Tomogashima

砂浜から撮った島。砂浜はきれいで、トイレとかも整備させてるし海水浴とかにはとても良さそう。

This article is continuation of “
Japan Median Tectonic Line Islands Touring (1) – Kamishima, Tojishima, Sakatejima

Kashiko-jima (賢島)

This island is in complex terrain area at Shima city. There is two road bridges and a railroad bridge between this island and the mainland. So this island do not looks like island. There is a lot of buildings like an aquarium (Shima Marine Land), resort hotels , sea-food restaurants and Pearl shops.
Not only this island, but also this area is famous place for pearls.

A port at Kashiko-shima.

A port at Kashiko-shima. There is ships for Masaki-shima, Goza, and so on.

The railway station of Kintetsu.

The railway station of Kintetsu.

Maruyama park. There is memorial tower for pearl oysters.

Maruyama park. There is memorial tower for pearl oysters.

Monument at Maruyama-park. Apparently this is for praising an inventor of cultured pearls.

Monument at Maruyama-park. Apparently this is for praising an inventor of cultured pearls.

A memorial tower of pearl oysters.

A memorial tower of pearl oysters.

Masaki-jima (間崎島)

This island is also in cove at Shima city. It looks like connected with the mainland at first sight, but actually it is isolated.

It looks good place for sea bathing. There is facilities like lavatories and showers. The beach is clean and smooth sea because this island placed in a cove.

Also it is good place for walking, but there is only few rest places and promenades. It’s a little disappointing.

Overview of island from the beach. Clean beach. Good place for sea bathing

Overview of island from the beach. Clean beach. Good place for sea bathing

Ship for Masaki-jima. There is no passengers other than me.

“Ship for Masaki-jima. There is no passengers other than me.

Waiting are of a port in island. There is only a hut.

There is only a hut.

A vending machine

A vending machine.

This building had been used as elementary school. It is not being in use now.

This building had been used as elementary school. It is not being in use now.

First cat in Masaki-jima.

First cat in Masaki-kima

Second cat

Second cat

A canopy of greenery and a couple

A canopy of greenery and a couple

Dead end of main way. There is nothing.

Dead end of main way. There is nothing.

Shiono-misaki (潮岬)

This is not an island. This is a cave. But I visited for looking a lighthouse.

This cape placed at the southern tip of Kii Peninsula.

Shionomisaki lighthouse

Shionomisaki lighthouse

A raccoon dog. They say there is a lot of raccoon dogs in Kii Peninsula. But I saw a raccoon dog for the first time.

A raccoon dog. They say there is a lot of raccoon dogs in Kii Peninsula. But I saw a raccoon dog for the first time.

Tomoga-shima, Okino-shima (友ヶ島・沖ノ島)

This is at west side of Kii Peninsula. There is some island in there. They are called “Tomoga-shima”. I visited “Okino-shima” in “Tomoga-shima” islands.

Basically it is an uninhabited island. But there is campsites and some old hotels (Probably they have not been in business).

A ship for Okino-shima. Many passengers.

A ship for Okino-shima. There is many passengers./caption]

Overview from north of island. Overview from north of island.

This island is tourist attraction

This island is tourist attraction

Umi-no-ie

There is a umino-ie (resting place). I’m not sure it is in bussiness or not.

Beach. A bit too many garbages.

Beach. A bit too many garbages.

A old-hotel.

A old-hotel.

Remains of a gun battery

Remains of a gun battery

Remains of a gun battery

Remains of a gun battery

Tomogashima lighthouse

Tomogashima lighthouse

A wild deer or something

A wild deer or something

Remains of an observation post of old japanese navy

Remains of an observation post of old japanese navy

From inside of the remains

From inside of the remains

A distant view of Tomogashima lighthouse

A distant view of Tomogashima lighthouse

A rader for flights or something.

A rader for flights or something.

The third remains of gun battery. This is looks like Saru-shima at Yokosuka.

The third remains of gun battery. This is looks like Saru-shima at Yokosuka.

An slanting fault. Probably this is a part of the JMTL.

An slanting fault. Probably this is a part of the JMTL

A distant view

A distant view

That’s all.

In this touring, I visited some islands around Mie Pref. and Wakayama Pref.
Sugashima is also an island in Mie, but I have visited it before, so I had passed it in this trip.

I have visited 89 island. It’s just a bit more till 100 islands!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *