Hironobu Matsuoka


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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’.


write up by Hironobu Matsuoka

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2014.11.10 Kagawa

An ancient pine grove and a white sand beach : Tsuda no Matsubara (Sanuki, Kagawa)

Part of “Setonaikai National Park”, Tsuda no Matsubara is a beautiful white sand beach from where you can look out over the Setouchi islands and see impressive ancient pine trees (over 600 years old).

2014.10.25 Ehime

Shizenkyūyōrin Cape, Suwazaki (Yawatahama City, Ehime)

Known as the “western gateway to Shikoku”, Yawatahama (Ehime) is a ‘natural harbor’ port town that has flourished since ancient times due to its fishing industry, and is still home to the largest fish market in Shikoku!

2014.10.20 Okayama

“Smiling rock” & superb Seto Inland Sea views! : Mt. Ōjigadake (Tamano City, Okayama)

In Okayama by the Inland Sea, there is a spot where oddly shaped rocks, such as the one in the image below, can be seen!

2014.10.13 Cruise Yamaguchi

Setouchi’s most westerly point & a maritime transportation artery! : Kanmon Straits & Kanmon Bridge (Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi)

The Kanmon Straits separate Shimonoseki City (Yamaguchi Prefecture on mainland Honshu) and Moji-ku, Kitakyushu (Fukuoka, Kyushu).

2014.10.7 Ehime

The most southerly point of the Seto Inland Sea & the best spot to see Shikoku’s spectacular sunsets : Cape Kōmo Misaki (Ehime)

With its steep cliffs and gorgeous island views, Cape Kōmo Misaki is located near the most southerly point of Ehime.

2014.10.6 Ehime

Shikoku’s most westerly point & the start of the Seto Inland Sea : Cape Sada Misaki (Ehime Prefecture)

Located on the tip of a panhandle stretching towards Kyushu, the hidden beauty of Cape Sada Misaki is to be found at the most westerly point of Shikoku.

2014.10.5 Tokushima

Shikoku’s most easterly point & the start of the Seto Inland Sea : Cape Kamoda Misaki (Anan City, Tokushima)

Cape Kamoda Misaki is located at the most easterly point of Shikoku.

2014.9.28 Hyogo

The Go-To-Place for a Great View of Akashi Kaikyō Bridge : Maiko Park (Kobe City, Hyogo)

Located by the sea, Maiko Park (Tarumi-ku, Kobe City) is a great spot for getting up-close and personal with the gigantic “Akashi Kaikyō Bridge”*.