BIROU JIMA (BIROU Island)
ADDRESS: about 6km off the coast of HYUGA NADA (Sea of HYUGA).
ACCESS: About 5 minute drive and 20 minutes by boat from JR KADOGAWA Station
CONTACT: KADOGAWA town tourism association
About this place
BIROU JIMA is a small island of 4.12 hectares located about 6km off the coast of HYUGA NADA. This island is also called "BIJYOGASHIMA", a beautiful woman's island. It was named after the legend which said when a battle ship of the emperor JINMU tried to catch a whale, the whale turned into a beautiful woman who begged them not to kill her. Thanks to the ocean current KUROSHIO, this island is a well-known fishing point. This island is also known to be the world's biggest breeding ground for KANMURI UMISUZUME.