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《Starscape Journey 1 : Starry Sky》

This is an unexplored region somewhere in Japan. It is far from the city and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in three directions. A world where "Mononoke and the stars" are the protagonists of the endless darkness that comes at night. There is a fascinating landscape in such a place. Lighthouses, shrines, ancient ruins, natural terrain ... how long have you been in this place?

This is an old shrine faced on a sea. When there was no road towaed this shrine, people got a boat and visited to worship. Surrounded by coves, the waves are calm. At night, you will be surrounded by darkness and silence.
On the other hand, outside the cove, rough Pacific waves rush to the quay. The chalk lighthouse at the tip of the cliff illuminates the sea at night for the safety of the voyage, and the light reaches up to 38 km away.
Rough waves sometimes scrape cliff quays and take tens of thousands of years to create unique terrain. Beyond the big hole, I could see the Milky Way.
This is an unexplored region somewhere in Japan. Superb views and stars are always waiting for your visit. Let's go on a trip!

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Ancient Ruins



The lighthouse

A white lighthouse stands on the edge of the cliff at the cape that protrudes into the open ocean. It has been lit for over 100 years and has been watching the safety of the ship's navigation. The light emitted is strong and can be reached up to 38km away from the sea. It is said to be one of the largest lighthouses in Japan. Rough waves in the Pacific Ocean are constantly hitting the cliffs. The view is very open because it is located on a cliff. The horizontal line draws an arc without interruption. At the sunset moment, the lighthouse begins to glow. This lighthouse is a group flash type that emits a white flash three times in 12 seconds, separated by 18 seconds. The lighthouse seems to have various ways of glowing, and it seems that it is not just something that rotates around.
The darker stages of the sky have their own names. First, the stage called "cilil twilight". This is the time from when the sun is directly below the horizon (horizon) until it reaches -6 degrees. In this state, it is still bright enough that it does not hinder outdoor activities even without lighting. Next, when the angle exceeds -6 degrees, it shifts to the "nautical twilight" stage. A state in which the brightness remains enough to distinguish the boundary between the sea surface and the sky. Further, the stage from -12 degrees to -18 degrees is called "astronomical twilight". In this state, the sky is dark enough. In places where conditions are good, it indicates darkness that can be seen with the naked eye up to a magnitude 6 star.
The border of twilight from evening to night is not very clear. It has the impression that it has become vaguely dark, but the twilight boundary from the opposite night to the morning is relatively noticeable. The pupil, which has been completely opened in the dark, can detect subtle changes in the brightness of the sky. That is why the sensitivity of the human eye to the light is high.
The boundary between the horizon and the sky further beyond the sea illuminated by the lighthouse has become ambiguous. It's time for the sky to be filled with full stars.

Ancient Megalithic Ruins

Megalithic civilizations and archeological sites have been identified around the world. Some of them have no idea when, who, for what purpose, or how. In order to build up these monuments, there was an unknown and advanced civilization in the ancient era 25,000 to 12,000 years ago.
This is also a mysterious megalithic site. A huge stone is suddenly exposed on the hillside. Archaeological sites resembling Carnac stones of France have been found in the area, suggesting that they may have been created for some artificial purpose. However, only a local investigation was conducted and no full-scale investigation was conducted, and there is no doubt that it is a power spot wrapped in a mysterious romance. There have been traces of people living around this area since the Jomon period, and it is highly likely that some sort of ceremony was performed here. When you actually climb it, the view is very good and the sky is wide open. Perhaps it seems that the scenery is not so different from ancient times. If you look at the stars full of sky here, you may be able to feel the world view of ancient people.

The last place that is too spectacular

This is not the end in a geographical sense, even if it is called "the end". It is the end in a psychological or temporal sense. The small island over there is now accessible by fine roads and can be easily reached. The transparency of sea of ​​this island reaches about 40 meters. The ship floating on the sea is so transparent that it casts its shadow on the sea floor. Standing on the observation deck on the mountain overlooking such an island. The road to get here was very hard. The forked roads are narrow and dark. Since this road was the only way to get to the island, it is farthest from visiting the geographical edge. It's so thin that if you come in front of the car, you'll need a lot of techniques to separate it. And a mysterious branch makes you lose your way.
The clear view of the crystal clear sea is black at night. The transparent that can only be achieved with light, and it is black even under a full star. Still, there is light. The light of a modest night view created by the people living on the island, and the starlight of the sky when you look up.



Faith and Sea



Huge Hole

In front of you, a huge rock towering up to 50 meters in height stands. There is a large hole in the middle just below the middle, and the waves are breaking. It is a sea cavern where waves have eroded over many years. It's a big hole so you can see the other side. In the direction, there is a hole just south. Such a form of nature that is out of sight is a place of worship since ancient times. It will be a power spot if you compare it to the modern way. In fact, there seems to be a shrine of Hakusan religion at the top of this cave. Certainly, there is an entrance, but there was a signboard that it would be like a rather dangerous place to visit without climbing. Perhaps the width of the upper part of the cave is not very wide, and it is easy to imagine a situation with no railings or chains. These places can be climbed easily, but it is often difficult to regret going down.
At night, in the dark, in front of you, a huge shore that stands in front of you, and the constant sound of the waves crashing into you ... It's not a very calm place to see the stars, but open your eyes. You can see the summer Milky Way beyond the hole ...

Cliff Cape

On this cape, there are cliffs that extend over 100 meters. No one is in a place that is too unknown. And you can get down to places you wouldn't normally go. It is a park-like cape that has been beautifully maintained, and it is surprising that such a large area is maintained properly without grass. Why so unknown here? Beacause it's quite far from the main road. After that, the nearby more famous "Cape" is given priority, and it will disappear somewhere from the memory of the itinerary.
Around this area, cultivation of fish and pearls is actively carried out. Villages are scattered along the coast in slightly flat areas and valleys.
This standing place is in the middle of the slope that is steeply sloping south. You can clearly see the white waves standing at the faraway cove. Since it is a little deep from the open sea, you may not be bothered by strong winds. It is just good to lie down and look up at the night sky because the slope is nice.

Approach from the Sea

Of course, roads are not well-developed. Rather, it is too surprising things that there are paved roads even in far away areas. When I traveled to New Zealand before, I drove around a lot. The road continues to be very comfortable, but the place where "There aren't many people coming here?", the road suddenly turned into an unpaved gravel road. This is also surprising thing, the gravel road is endlessly running for many kilometers and sometimes tens of kilometers.
This place can now be reached via asphalt roads, but it was a place where there was no road in the past. This shrine was built in such a place, and how to came here to worship? It seems to have come across the sea by boat. Therefore, the approach of shrine is directly connected to the dock. The precincts are small, but the shrine is designated as a national important cultural property. The sea in front of you is completely calm like a lake because it is a cove of inland sea.