We went on a one-hour cruise on the Pearl Queen through the Kujukushima area. This area has the highest concentration of islands in Japan, and there are about 208 islands scattered across this area near Sasebo port. Countless round black rafts were also scattered around the area, they were hosting the pearl oysters used in the cultivation of pearls. The men in little boats seen near the rafts were probably harvesting the pearls.
Unfortunately, it was raining and overcast which made everything look a little sad and dreary. I’m sure the area would have been much more impressive and beautiful on a sunny day. But at least it’s always fun to go on a boat ride.