There are many tiny islands that are connected by bridges so cycling fans usually would rent a bicycle and do a round island cycle tour. Photo taken from the bill board cos I figured I wont have the chance to admire such a view since we would be on buses instead of bicycles.
Barii San, the mascot for this city. It is also pretty famous cos it won one of the most popular city representative mascot before. Yeah, you are right. Barii san also appeared in almost everywhere and everything that is representative of Imabari.
Main reason why we came all the way to Ooshima、is to experience the whirlpool boat ride.
The creation of the whirlpool is due to the high speed that the currents are moving in the narrow stretch amongst the islands. Not very obvious during my boat ride as it is more obvious during the change of tides.
But still it was great to be out to the sea to breathe in some fresh air.
Since we were already there, we popped right opposite into the original Pirates of these islands even though in Kanji, the words says “water soldiers” but in reality they were pirates until much later when they were drafted to be part of the Japanese navy.