All of Mt. Kamiura is a designated National Place of Scenic Beauty, with fine views of the Seto Inland Sea.
Tradition holds that this island is the site mentioned in two histories written more than a thousand years ago, the “Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters)” and “Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan)”, which record the establishment of an "Angu" (temporary imperial palace) in Takashima by Emperor Jimmu. At the top of Mt. Kamiura is the Takashima Angu Ishihi (ruins monument), eight meters high and made from a large stone. On the slopes of the mountain is a well called Manai where Emperor Jimmu is said to have drawn water for offerings to the heavenly deities.