The Camellia Tunnel near Oshima Park, the main venue for the Camellia Festival, is close to my grandmother’s house.
After my grandmother passed away, I stopped going, but it is my dream to come back from Australia with my children to see it together one day.
The island’s characteristics are the year-long warm climate thanks to the Kuroshio Current and the unique terrain with volcanic Mount Mihara soaring in the middle of the island that makes a fantastical scenery. The distinctive view is so rich with nature that it cannot be imagined from Tokyo. The perimeter of Oshima is about 50km, and the roadway that encircles the island is wonderful for a drive. Highly recommending to visit traveling Tokyo area.
Oshima is a marvelous island overflowing with charm. Please do visit it.
more about Japanese seasonal special days
The Dolls’ Festival
Japanese Valentine’s Day
Day Before the Beginning of Spring Event
Osechi -new year bento box
The Kadomatsu Displayed as the Mark as Welcome to God
Japanese Santa Claus
History of Halloween Culture is Young in Japan
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