My prefecture is Gunma in Japan. There is no beach there. You might think that Japan has a lot of beaches because it is a country surrounded by the sea. However, my home town doesn’t have a beach. There are 8 prefectures in Japan without a beach. My prefecture is surrounded by many mountains instead of the sea. Many people come to climb and trek the mountains. Moreover, there are many cities with hot springs, for example Kusatu, Ikaho, and Minakami. Many tourists visit my home town for the mountains and the hot springs.
If you come to Japan, you should go to hot springs as there are many of them in the country. I grew up in a city surrounded by mountains and hot springs. As a result, I had a longing for a beautiful sea. Therefore, I came to Cairns.
First, I went to Fitzroy Island where there is a beautiful beach. I could see a lot of corals while I was snorkelling. The water looked beautiful on the beach. However, I thought it was a little bit muddy in the sea. I don’t know why the underwater visibility was very poor that day.
Next, I went snorkeling to Michaelmas Cay with my friends. It was absolutely amazing because I could see a very beautiful sea, a really picturesque island and many wild birds. I think Michaelmas Cay has the most beautiful water because we could see a lot of corals , many kinds of fishes and perfect underwater visibility. If you like snorkelling, I suggest you go to Michaelmas Cay.
Cairns and my home town have completely different tourist destinations. However, I think there are places where tourists can be surprised, relaxed or impressed.
Yumi, Intermediate Class