Eshima is believed to be the site of the legendary "Onokoro Island," which is mentioned in Japanese creation mythology. The island was once connected to the mainland, but over the years, the wind and waves have given it its present isolated shape. At the top of the island stands a stone pagoda in honor of Shooomaru, who gave his life when Taira no Kiyomori built Owadamari. Although public access is prohibited for safety reasons, the island is designated as a scenic beauty spot by the city and is lit up at night, giving it a fantastic beauty. This mysterious island attracts many people as a tourist attraction on Awaji Island.

Overview of Eshima

Address884-4 Iwaya, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
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AccessBy car: Approx. 3 minutes from Awaji IC
Public Transportation: Near Iwaya Port