Introduction

Famed for its flowers and fruit, Inno-shima (因島) is connected by bridge to Mukai-shima, facing Onomichi, and Ikuchi-jima to the west. The Inland Sea was once a haven for pirates, and Inno-shima was the base of one of the three Murakami pirate clans. Today you can get a taste for that time at the modern-replica pirate castle, which has some displays of weaponry. Worth cycling (then hiking) up to is Shirataki-yama, a collection of sculptures of the 500 Rakan disciples of the Buddha.