Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Right after we were done with our 4 hours of traveling around Megijima, we hopped on the ferry to Ogijima. This island is much smaller than Megijima, so we only spend 2 hours here.
Ogijima has a very small fishing village. The population here is declining as the younger generations opt for the city life. We saw a number of abandoned houses that were literally falling apart.

One of the first things you will notice is the entrance to the shrine. We decided to visit this last if we had time, as we wanted to go around to the other side of the island to view the lighthouse. As it turns out, we didn't have time to walk up this mountain to see it, otherwise we would have missed the last ferry off the island.

Since this island is much smaller than Megijima, we were able to walk to the lighthouse.
 The lighthouse is situated on a nice stretch of beach. Unfortunately, due to the strong currents, you cannot swim here. There is a nice swimming area over on Megijima for those who want to swim in the Seto inland sea.
 It was a short trip, and while on the ferry, heading back to Takamatsu, I got this photo of the elementary school, where my friend Tokuda use to be the principal. As a result of the declining population and younger generations on this island, the elementary school was closed down.

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