Step away from the lights of the central Shima Onsen area and National Highway 353 on a clear night, and you can see a beautiful night sky filled with stars and a beautiful moon.
The picture above was taken on a calm August night around 10pm at Okushima Lake, the northernmost point of Shima Onsen.
We were able to take a truly fantastic photograph of the starry night sky directly above the dam embankment where you can clearly see the Milky Way. But you don’t have to go that far to see a sight like this. Take a backroad near Kashiwaya Ryokan to get away from the streetlamps, and you can see a gorgeous night sky like that in the pictures below.
Both of these photos were taken at a location just a 3-minute walk from Kashiwaya Ryokan. Of course, the view of the night sky from our open-air baths is also excellent!
When you come visit Shima Onsen, why not try taking a picture of the gorgeous stars.
And don’t forget to share your pictures to Instagram if you take a good one!
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