12 TATEYAMA

2015.9.25

Okinoshima - A land-tied island, where we can visit on foot

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Okinoshima is an uninhabited island situated in the southernmost of Kanto region, and is the only land-tied island in that region. This island is designated as Minami-Boso National Park. As many beautiful seashells drift to the shore of this island full of nature, it is good to enjoy beach combing. Sea water of this beach is so clean, this beach has won the superior level “AA” every year in the investigation of swimming beach water conducted by the Ministry of the Environment, and is also famous for the northernmost limit area of coral. The seabed stratum in ancient time was pushed up over a long period of time to become a land today, that is Okinoshima, so fossils can be frequently found here. As there were military facilities during the war, artificial caves still exist here. Okinoshima is so attractive, with many of natural and historical tourist spots.
From Kyukamura TATEYAMA, 10 minutes by car.

Kyukamura TATEYAMA
http://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/tateyama/

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歩いて渡れる陸繁(りくけい)島 沖ノ島

沖ノ島は関東最南端にある唯一の陸つながりの無人島で、南房総国定公園の指定を受けています。自然豊かな島は、沢山の綺麗な貝殻が流れ着くのでビーチコーミングに最適。また、環境省が実施する「海水浴場水質調査」では、毎年最高レベルの「AAランク」に認定されるほど非常に海水が綺麗で、「サンゴの北限域」としても有名です。沖ノ島は、もともと、海底にあった地層が長い年月をかけ隆起して陸地になった為、今でも化石などを発見する事ができ、戦時中は軍事施設として使われたため、その当時掘られた洞窟が今も存在します。沖ノ島は自然・歴史などの魅力が盛りだくさんです。
休暇村館山より車で10分