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Kousanji, known as the mother's temple, is the Jodo Shinshu Honganji school temple located in Setoda-Cho, Ikuchijima, in the Seto Inland Sea.
Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
Ikuo Hirayama was born in Setoda Town in 1930 and spent his childhood in the rich nature of the blue sea and green islands of Setoda. The mysterious current of the tide and the ultramarine sea had a significant influence on the heart of the Hirayama boy. We can say that the climate of Setouchi nurtured the sensibilities of the painter Ikuo Hirayama.
Island-Wide Art Museum
Based on the concept that the entire island is a museum, the artists drew inspiration from the landscape, created 17 works, and set them in the place they like. It is also fun to discover these works of art on a walk or cycle.
Setoda Sunset beach
It is a beach park famous for its vast sandy beach with a total length of 800m. It was also certified as one of the 88 best beaches in Japan. You may use it not only for swimming but also for camping and BBQ.
Shimanami Cycling Road
Japan's first bicycle path crosses the strait. It is a long cycle road with a total length of about 70 km that connects Onomichi City in Hiroshima to Imabari City in Ehime. It is also famous as one of the world's seven most prominent cycling routes.
Sightseeing mini cruise
A mini cruise departs from Tarumizu Port and goes around Gourd Island-Tatara Bridge. You can enjoy the sea in Setouchi in each season. In addition, a charter is also possible (negotiable).