A glimpse into the island life
Don't be afraid to explore the narrow backstreets of Ojika town as they offer a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of islanders. Most of the locals will be very excited to bump into you so make sure to smile back and say "konnichiwa". Most of the houses are more than 100 years old, showcasing the traditional Japanese architecture of the old days. Peaceful looking jizo statues, tucked into the corners of the valleys, each have their special purpose (protecting children, preventing fire, etc.). Try asking a passer-by about itーthey will be happy to oblige!