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Why Setonaikai is special ?
Setonaikai National Park consists of about 3,000 islets, small and large, and is famous for offering a sweeping view of huge clusters of islands floating in the calm inland sea. One such example of such beauty can be obtained in the view of the Bisan Archipelago as seen from Mt. Washu. Areas of white sandy beaches bordered by green pines, such as those found along the Shibukawa coast and in Keino-Matsubara, as well as terraced fields and other scenes of people living in a state of intimate connection with nature are signature attributes of this park.
What to explore at Setonaikai?
Some islands in the Seto Inland Sea offer attractive resorts with beaches and other attractions. In particular, the eastern islands around Naoshima have become known as a modern art destination with several excellent museums on Naoshima, Inujima and Teshima. The Setouchi Art Festival is also held every three years in this area. Other popular sightseeing spots around the Seto Inland Sea include the Shimanami Kaido and Miyajima.
How to get to Setonaikai?
The modern Astram  (アストラムライン) links the city center with the northern suburbs, although there aren't many tourist sights out that way. Trips range from ¥180-470 by distance, with departures every few minutes between 6AM-midnight. The underground station at the end of Hon-dōri, near the Peace Park, is the terminus in the city center.
- Best part is the art museum
- Lots of to see
- Suitable for walking around
- One of the first national parks
- Rich nature and culture
Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Tips for you
It has an interesting story to tell which is unique to that village and the artist. Small town, very friendly and has a nice hike up to the pagoda if you want same great pictures of the islands.