The Fuefuki area has historically been the cultural and economic center of Ojika Island.
Once on the island, the first thing we suggest you do is take a walk around the Fuefuki area, exploring its narrow backstreets.
Old Japanese buildings line up the streets. Most of them are more than 100 years old.
The buildings are from Edo, Meiji, and Taisho eras. You will also find beautiful stone walls that are reminiscent of Japanese castles.
Backstreets are dotted with Jizo statues.
They protect locals from evil spirits, fires, diseases, etc..
The Jizo in the photo above protected whalers in the old da
Islanders care a lot about the Jizo, even dressing them in the beanie and scarf in winter!
In winter, shadows come alive, slowly stretching through the streets.
Walking the streets of Ojika town you can enjoy the atmosphere of the old days and experience the kindness of locals.
So don’t be afraid to get lost a little, who knows what adventure is waiting for you around the corner!