Tomogashima is a series of inhabited islands that actually belong to Setonaikai National Park. The reason why we went there, is of course for the haikyo on the island. As a matter of fact, there were heritages left from the World War II.

Since Meji Period, Tomogashima was used as a fortification for against foreign ships. Canons and other defense facilities were then built along the coastline. However, during World War II, Japanese army ended up using air force mainly, the canons here were not used even once. After the war ends, this fortification was then listed as architecture heritage and was kept in fairly good shape till today.

You can find more information about Tomogashima on Wikipedia.


  • 1887 – 1945
  • Nippon No Haikyo #139

  • Sined O’Cark

    Hi Jordy and Jing, congratulations for your website, I flicked through the cool pics with lots of interest. I would like to introduce your website via my blog,(in french about miscellaneous stuff including Japan, where I also live). Would you mind if I was to use some pics for the presentation? I thank you in advance.
    All the best!

    • Hello 🙂 Thanks a lot for your comment! What is your blog by the way? But yes, as long as you mention the source with an url, I am completely file with you using my photos, go ahead! 🙂 Have a nice day!

  • Haruharu

    That place was in an movie i think? O.o

    something with vampires? Im pretty sure, that it is O.o

    • Really, are you sure? Are you Japanese? That would be nice if you could check 🙂 I am curious now!

      • Haruharu

        no, regrettably not.
        iam looking for this movie right know, i reply again if i found him^^

        • Haruharu

          i found, i found 😀

          the name is higanjima-escape from vampire island
          this movie is great *-*


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