#047: Awaji Island (category: island)
Awaji Island is the eleventh largest island in Japan and the largest island in Seto Inland Sea (refer to #046). This island belongs to Hyogo Prefecture. It is located between Honsyu (the largest island in Japan) and Shikoku (the fourth largest island) and connected to each of them through gigantic suspension bridges.
Awaji Island was once devastated by the Great Hanshin earthquake occurred in 1995 (refer to #038). Among Japanese, this worst tragedy is generally called the Great "Hanshin and Awaji" earthquake.
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