[VR image] Impressive large panorama overlooking the Seto Inland Sea ~Mt. Shiratakisan’s observation deck~
You should not miss this out! A scenic spot in Japan that you can experience with 360 degree images
Mt. Shiratakisan, which is 226.9 meters above sea level, is a representative view spot of Innoshima on the Shimanami Kaido connecting Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture and Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture. From the observation deck on the peak, you can see beautiful scenery such as the Shimanami Kaido, which is the first bicycle track in Japan crossing the channel, the Seto Inland Sea, and Inoshima countryside scenery. We will guide you to the scenic spot with VR of 360 degree video that you can enjoy the feeling of tripping to the spot.
On playing VR video, you can firstly see the scenery overlooking the east side from the observation deck on the peak. You can see Innoshima Bridge in the distance, Mukojima further, and if you scroll to the right side you will see stone Buddhas called the Five Hundred Rakans in front. These stone Buddhas were created by the founder of Ikkan-kyo, Denroku Kashiwabara with his disciples, about 700 bodies being scattered near the approach and the peak. The size, shape, and facial expressions are various, Buddhas staying like blending into natural beauty.
The poet could not stand composing poems if he saw the scenery with nothing to block his eyes!
In the midst of the VR image, it switches to the view from the observation deck on the peak to the south, which you can see the city of Innoshima. If you move your viewpoint to the right, you can check the various large and small islands floating in the Seto Inland Sea. The roof you can look in front is the bell tower.
It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the foot of the mountain, and about 10 minutes to walk from the 8th parking lot (Flower Line parking lot). Since the view was so much wonderful, it is also known that the poet Isamu Yoshii composed a poem, such as, "If you climb Mt. Shiratakisan, you can look the ocean and islands widely". Also known as the sunset spot, the golden shining scenary of the Seto Inland Sea is worth visiting.
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