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Hironobu Matsuoka / Photo-writer
Born in 1974 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, and currently living there, Hironobu is the president of Mediapolis Inc.
“I travel around the country in Solar King, an eco-camping car that has a solar power generator, and film the beautiful scenery of Japan in high-definition. I want to move around the country as much as possible and leave behind videos of precious Japanese nature and scenery for future generations to enjoy. Although I travel all over the country, I love my home area of Setouchi.”
‘Healing Japan TV’ – Traveling virtually around the country through ‘healing videos’.
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We suggest a trip where you can feel the heartbeat of the earth (geo) through seeing these dynamic views created by volcanic activity in ancient times. “Hagi Geopark,” located in the northern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
“Kojima Jeans Buggy” is a 4-wheeler buggy which is painted with a pattern of blue jeans. We introduce a touring course for this buggy which allows you to enjoy a view of the Seto Ohashi Bridge and the old townscape of Shimotsui.
SEA PASEO is a new type of ferry conceived with the concept of “a park for everyone who enjoys traveling on the Seto Inland Sea.” You can experience this sea voyage at home with a 360-degree movie!
Tatamigafuchi is one of the Hagi Geopark (geosite) spots, which was created by ancient volcanic activities. The emerald green color of the water pool is stunningly beautiful!
Unrinji Temple is also known as the “Cat Temple” because it has a lot of cat sculptures and objects in its grounds. You can also get some unique souvenirs such as a “cat ema” (votive tablet) or a “cat fortune slip” and so on.
The Suzaki Kaigan Coast is a Geopark where you can see one of Japan’s oldest strata from 400 million years ago. Enjoy the picturesque scenery which was created by the dynamic activity of the earth.
Famous for being the location of Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro’s duel, Ganryu-jima is a small (deserted) island floating in the Kanmon Straits at Shimonoseki city, Yamaguchi prefecture.
Let’s enjoy activities which make the most of nature on Awaji-shima! We will introduce you to a model course for a drive where you can enjoy great views and foods on the island.
Trailer Hotel SORAUMI is a new type hotel which uses camping trailers. The hotel is located in Uno port and you can use this as a base for an “art trip” in Setouchi.
The “Seto Ohashi Commemorative Hall” shows you everything about the Seto Ohashi (Great Seto Bridge). Learn about the structure and construction of the Seto Ohashi and see the great view from the roof!
Seto Ohashi Tower is a rotary observation tower where you can see a 360-degree panoramic view from a height of 108m. Enjoy a 10-minute walk in the sky while viewing the Seto Ohashi and the islands in Setouchi Inland Sea!
There are only 2 places like this in Japan! This is a composite beach resort where you can experience astronomical observation! / Hiroshima Prefectural Beach and Kure City Astronomical Observatory Hall (Kure-shi, Hiroshima)
Hiroshima Prefectural Beach is one of the big beach resorts located in Aki-nada. You can enjoy beautiful sunsets or sunrises and sky-watch at the astronomical observatory in autumn and winter!
Let’s enjoy walking and the great scenery of the Setouchi Inland Sea on Ikuchi-jima Island on the Shimanami Kaido! /A National Treasure, the three-story pagoda of Kojo-ji temple and the townscape of Setoda (Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima)
Let’s enjoy walking where you can see historical buildings and the great scenery of the Setouchi Inland Sea- at Setoda on Ikuchi-jima Island on the Shimanami Kaido.
Experience the ancient way of salt making on Kamikamagari-jima Island on the Tobishima Kaido in Aki-nada! / Kamagari Ancient Salt Making Remains Restoration Pavilion & “Amabito-no-Moshio” (Kure-shi, Hiroshima)
You can experience making salt by burning seaweed, which is an ancient method, at Hiroshima Prefectural Beach, located in Kamikamagari-jima Island in Aki-nada.
Traveling Beautiful Setouchi in a Convertible / Heisei Car Rentals (Okayama Prefecture - Hiroshima Prefecture - Kagawa Prefecture - Ehime Prefecture) 【PR】
Seasonal Blooms Welcome Visitors at Shikoku’s Greatest Flower Garden – Sanuki Mannou National Park
The Castle In The Sky - Castle Ruins in a Mystical Sea of Clouds / The ‘Cloud Sea’ of Takeda Castle Ruins (Asago, Hyogo Prefecture)
Strolling Around A Stone-Walled Village : Sotodomari Ishigaki-no-Sato (Ainan, Minamiuwa District, Ehime Prefecture)
The Seto Inland Sea Folk History Museum : Learn About Local History & Culture (Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture)
The Ono Alps’ Mt. Beniyama Hiking Course - A Thrilling Hike Through Japan's Lowest Alps (Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Mt. Bizan: Celebrating The New Year’s 1st Sunrise @ The Symbol of Tokushima
An Old Castle Town & A Japanese Garden : Autumn Colors in Tatsuno Park & Tatsuno Castle (Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Autumn Colors, Camping & Cottage Stays @ Rakan Valley & Village (Aioi City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Ablaze With Autumn Colors: Saijosan Park Momijiyama (Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Sunset Hunter VOL.8 - A Magnificent View of the Great Seto Bridge From Sanbyakuyama, an Azalea Covered Mountain! (Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture)
Akamatsu Noen: Mikan Tangerine Picking with Magnificent Uwa Sea Views (Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture)
Picking Mikan Tangerines & Enjoying Amazing Seto Inland Sea Island Views @ Kakuijima (Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture)
A Rare Lighthouse & Spelunking!? Traversing Ogijima by Bicycle! (Ogi, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture)
Ogijima Okonomiyaki : Made with Home-grown Veg & Local Octopus (Ogi, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture)
Takamatsu Castle, Setouchi: One of Japan’s “3 Greatest Water Castles”. (Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture)