Setouchi, the “Aegean Sea of the Orient” The most beautiful Japanese archipelago
The Setouchi region is located in the west of the Japanese archipelago. The appearance of the islands in the inland sea change according to the seasons and the time of day. Together, they create some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Thanks to the beautiful island vistas the sea has been referred to as the “Aegean Sea of the Orient” and has charmed visitors since ancient times.
Blessed with a temperate climate throughout the year, a bountiful environment, and a rich historical background, the wide-ranging and hidden charms of this region do not begin and end with the impressive beauty of its island vistas. A fresh new destination that shows you a completely different side of Japan to what you see in Tokyo and Kyoto, the Setouchi region, is waiting for you.