This blog post we will be featuring Kurahashi’s Sea Station here on Kurahashi Island! It is located on the south side of Kurahashi Island and sits right in the main area with hotsprings, overnight accommodations, cafes, a historic museum, and mountain hiking adventures!
This is a place where you can port your yacht, boat, jetski or whatever sea device you my chose for free! (For a limited amount of time)
The Kurahashi Sea Station is within walking distance of the Kurahashi Onsen (Hotpsring) Entrance is only 600 Yen and you can enter multiple times a day with just paying once!
There is great seaside accommodations also within walking distance from the Kurahashi Sea Station!
The owners are super friendly, can speak English well and are always anxious to introduce Kurahashi to you!
There is also a fancy cafe located in the same facility featuring various dishes using Kurahashi local ingredients!
Another great Cafe just a minute walk away from the Kurahashi Sea Station is Cafe Slow. This is open until later at night has various choices of drinks!
Just a minute walk from the Kurahashi Sea Station you can also access a hiking trail to Hiyama mountain. The 400m mountain is about a 45 minute hike and features a spectacular 360 view being able to see 3 different prefectures at once!
Kurahashi Ekiden 2020
The Kurahashi Ekiden (relay race) was this past weekend.
These running races are famous in Japan and consist of a team of runners running different segments of a decided race course. For the Kurahashi Ekiden there was 6 different legs in the race varying from 1.8km to 2km distances.
There was 16 teams this year and students from Kurahashi, Ondo and even Kure city.
This was the first year the Kurahashi Ekiden held an open category allowing runners living outside of Kure to be able to participate.
It seems that the Kurahashi Ekiden will become more and more popular in the next few years!
The best part is hopping in the Kurahashi Onsen (hotspring) after and soaking in the natural hot baths!
Highly recommended event!