At the foot of the Great Akashi Strait Bridge (aka: Pearl Bridge), Maiko Park spreads alongside the sea. I happened to stay in the Seaside Hotel Maiko Villa for one night, to then get on a bus bound for Tokushima, which departs from a bus stop near the hotel, and found the entire Maiko area just beautiful. Here, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Pearl Bridge, the biggest suspension bridge in the world, sparkling sea and beautiful greenery. Inside the park, there are historical buildings (former Muto Sanji residence, San Yat-sen Memorial Hall, former Kinoshita Family residence), as well as a 1,500-pine tree forest. It is surely a great retreat for everyone.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.