Himakajima

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Himakajima
Native name: 日間賀島
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The beach at Himakajima
Geography
Location Mikawa Bay
Coordinates 34°42′18″N 137°00′18″E / 34.705°N 137.005°E / 34.705; 137.005Coordinates: 34°42′18″N 137°00′18″E / 34.705°N 137.005°E / 34.705; 137.005
Total islands 1
Area 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Coastline 6.0 km (3.73 mi)
Administration
Japan
Demographics
Population 2,164
Ethnic groups Japanese
Additional information
Official website www.himaka.com
Aerial photograph
Himakajima

Himakajima (日間賀島?) is an island in Mikawa Bay in Aichi Prefecture, Japan off the coast of the Chita Peninsula, which is administered by the town of Minami-Chita in Chita District, Aichi. It is famous for its catches of octopus and blowfish, and it draws many tourists who come to eat the octopus and blowfish caught off the island and prepared there, to enjoy the public baths, to fish, or to spend time on the beach.[1]

Access[edit]

Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) offers tours to Himakajima as part of its main portfolio of tour packages. From Kōwa Station, visitors can board a bus which will take them to a high-speed boat which will take them to the island in about ten minutes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 中山 勝比古(なかやま かつひこ) (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation. 12 April 2010. 

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