The Seto Inland Sea 瀬戸内海

The Inland Sea

 

The Seto Inland Sea is the large body of water that separates Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu and provides access to some of the countries' largest cities. Since ancient times it has served as a communication and trade route between Japan, China and Korea.

 

Geography

The Seto Inland Sea stretches 23,203 kilometers between southern Honshu, northern Shikoku and the north-eastern tip of Kyushu Island, with an average depth of 38 meters.

There are nearly 3,000 islands, mostly unoccupied islets overlooked by pine trees, and a few large islands like Shodoshima or Awajishima.

View of the Seto Sea

View of the Seto Sea

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Scene from the Genpei War (1180-1185). Kano Motonobu, (1476-1569), Muromachi period (1336 and 1573)

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