Monday, June 29, 2009 2:28:59 PM
It was very enjoyable weekend short trip. The island is small. I don't know the exact number of population, but supposedly less than 1000. There are a lot of nature, beautiful sea shores and hiking road, no garbage. Yes, during my stay, I could not find any garbage, no cigarette tips, no bottle cans on the ground! When I met small kids on the street, they greet me, saying Hello Foods are simple, but fresh. A lot of fishes.
On Saturday, I walked around the northern, western and southern part of island. There was a wonderful hiking road, and after walking about 4 hours, there I arrived a beautiful, natural hot spa. There are many spa around Japan, but many of them are so artificial. I mean, people use pump to drain hot water from far beneath, sometimes over 1000 meters. But on this island, the spa is all natural. Hot water springs from the ground, and wonderfully enough, just around the sea shore! So you don't have to mix water by mankind. Natural blend of sea water and hot water makes real spa you can enjoy!
I wish I could visit this, or another nearby island, in the future soon. We don't have to take vacation to visit there.