The hidden island in the Sea of Japan - 📍Oki Islands, Shimane

Oki islands scenery

"Kojiki" is said to be the oldest historical book in existence in Japan. 
According to the myth of the birth of the nation at the beginning of the book, the third island the Gods Izanagi and Izanami created after Awaji Island and Shikoku is called "Oki-no-Mitsugonoshima", which are now the Oki Islands.

Overview of the Oki islands

Oki is a group of islands in Shimane Prefecture, located in the northern sea of the Shimane Peninsula. They are among the most mythical and unexplored places in Japan!

The area is recognized as a UNESCO World Geopark. The islands have one of the most unusual landscapes in the world, formed by unique ecosystems and human activity. You can see plants and creatures that live from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south on the same island. This is a unique characteristic of the Oki Islands that makes it look like a microcosm of geological formations.

Oki islands landscapes

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