Rod Walters

Furusato Rekishi Koen, Hakatajima

A museum in a mock castle with fantastic views

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The Furusato Rekishi Koen is a little museum on Hakatajima Island on the Shimanami Kaido. Housed in a building that looks like a castle, and perched on top of a hill, it offers a fine view over a shipyard below, with vistas over the Seto Inland Sea. It’s one of those Japanese museums with a bit of everything, all of which is interesting. Entrance is free.

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I was born in Bristol, England, and I came to Japan in 1991 … which means I’ve lived half my life in this island nation on the other side of the world. The theme of my career in Japan has been communication. I started as an English teacher, and moved into translation as I learned Japanese....