Megijima

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Megijima (女木島?) is an island located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, north of the city of Takamatsu, and is part of Kagawa Prefecture. It has an area of 2.66 km2, a coastline of 8.9 km, and a population of about 200.

The island has been linked to the mythical island Onigashima ("island of ogres"), visited by the folk tale character Momotarō. The caves at the top of Washi-ga-mine Summit, as the home of the ogres from that story, are a popular tourist spot. There is an observation platform at the peak of Washigamine Summit where one can get a 360 degree view of the Seto Inland Sea.

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Coordinates: 34°23′43″N 134°3′0″E / 34.39528°N 134.05000°E / 34.39528; 134.05000