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The Oki Islands

The Oki Islands

Lisa Wallin

The Oki Islands is a group of over 180 islands located in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Shimane Prefecture. Known for its fascinating..

Shimane 11
Takuhi Shrine

Takuhi Shrine

Rory Jackson

On Nishinoshima's highest mountain, Mt Takuhi, sits the island's oldest shrine, the Takuhi-Jinja. It's a 15 minute walk..

Shimane 4
Kuniga Coastline 6

Kuniga Coastline

Rory Jackson

This majestic coastline is a series of cliffs, caves and stone pillars all making up the view for one of Japan's top 100 walking..

Shimane 2
Takuhi-gama Workshop 6

Takuhi-gama Workshop

Sherilyn Siy

Not many people travel to the Oki Islands, but if you happen to find yourself in this beautifully rustic and remote place, you..

Shimane 3
Bull Sumo in Oki

Bull Sumo in Oki

Rory Jackson

The bulls clash, grunting in exertion as sweat drips down their glossy black coats. The handlers dance deftly around their bulls,..

Shimane 1