The Seto Inland Sea 瀬戸内海

  • Published on : 01/09/2020
  • by : S.R.
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Une mer ouverte

La mer intérieure deSeto est un morceau de l'océan Pacifique capturé entre les îles deHonshû, Shikoku et Kyûshû, donnant accès à quelques unes desplus grandes villes du pays. Elle a depuis les temps antiques servitd'espace de communication et de commerce, que ce soit entre lesJaponais ou dans leurs relations avec la Chine ou la Corée.

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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