Charming Himeshima

Oita’s Bucolic “Island of Princesses”

Donny Kimball
9 min readMar 22, 2019

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An overhead aerial shot of Oita Prefecture’s island of Himeshima

In my journeys across Japan, I have come across two distinct types of places. On the one hand, there are hidden gems like Kanazawa or Atami that are very popular with Japanese tourists but have yet to establish much notoriety overseas. On the other hand, you have many places that are simply off the radar all together, even for many Japanese. Today, we’ll be taking a…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/