The Fossa Magna: where East meets West

East and West really do meet in the Nechi valley. This is where the two tectonic plates which make up Japan converge, and was once at the bottom of the sea.

The Fossa Magna fault line
The Fossa Magna fault line

The pleasant walk around the hillside to reach the fault line is enlivened by signboards making up a quiz about some of the cultural differences between east and west Japan.

The fresh spring greenery is called shinryoku, "new green", and is one of the seasonal attractions, along with the autumn leaves
The fresh spring greenery is called shinryoku, “new green”, and is one of the seasonal attractions, along with the autumn leaves
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