As I was cycling between the Setoda Port and Sunset Beach, I stumbled upon a little Jizo. Jizo are little Buddhist statues (Ksitigarbha) that are littered all over Japan. When you find a Jizo, they are usually small ones and they often have cute little red hats on them. I almost missed this interesting Jizo because I was trying to go quickly to Sunset Beach as I was really hungry at the time.
This Jizo has one of the best views in the world. He is at the corner of a nice little beach and he is staring out into the Seto Inland Sea. I just had to stop and take a few pictures and enjoy the view with him. If you are heading to or from Sunset Beach, be sure to take a quick second to enjoy the view with this big Jizo and enjoy the sea air.
- Jizo by the Sea (Onomichi Travel Guide)