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Island Spots in Kagawa Area

  • Shodoshima Island
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    Kodo-cho, Shodojima-cho, Shodo-gun, Kagawa prefecture
    Floating in the Seto Inland Sea with its groves of olive trees, Shodoshima Island was also the stage for Sakae Tsuboi’s novel, Twenty Four Eyes. There is a whole host of things to do on the island including the Twenty Four Eyes Movie Village, the Olive Park, and the Nakayamano Tanada (terraced rice paddies), known as one of the best 100 rice terraced fields in Japan.
  • Honjima Island
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    Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Honjimachou
    "This island is approximately a 35 minute ferry ride from Marugame Port. The island with Kasashima, the prosperous headquarters of the Shiwaku Navy during the Edo period (1603-1868), many precious cultural heritages remain to this day. Currently there are many guided tours as a tourist attraction, and you can enjoy famous spots including the locations of scenes from the movie ""Kikansha Sensei"" and the Shiwaku Navy course going around places related to the navy, as well as the Honjima Island Building course to see different structures. In addition, it is appealing because you can see the beautiful landscape unique to the islands, and the area was chosen as one of Japan's top 100 promenades."
  • Naoshima Island
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    Kagawa Pref. Kagawagunnaoshimachou
    Naoshima has three settlements: Miyanoura, where ferries arrive and depart, Honmura, which was a castle town during the Warring States period, and the fishing port of Tsumuura. An important base for maritime transport starting in the Edo period, today it offers atmospheric historic neighborhoods mingling with modern creative influences. Traditional entertainment also flourished as the territory was under the direct control of the Shogunate during the Edo period. The island's renowned all-women bunraku puppet theater is still performed today.
  • Yoshima Island
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    Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Yoshimachou
    Yoshima Island is one of the Shiwaku Islands and was formerly a marine transport hub. As with the surrounding islands, quarrying of high-quality granite once flourished there, and as many as 30 companies operated on Yoshima at the height of its prosperity in the Showa period. Today it has the only parking area on the Seto Ohashi Bridge. It has a great 360-degree view, and its shop sells Setouchi souvenirs.
  • Tsutajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi Niocho
  • Ogijima
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Ogicho
  • Arashima Island
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    Kagawa Shozu-gun Tonoshocho
  • Iwajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi
  • Ushigakubijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Kagawa-gun Naoshimacho
  • Kojima Island
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    Kagawa Shozu-gun Shodoshimacho
  • Komatajima Island
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    Kagawa Kanonji-shi
  • Sarukojima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Sanuki-shi
  • Jogashima Island
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    Kagawa Shozu-gun Shodoshimacho
  • Seijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Sakaide-shi
  • Takashima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Sanuki-shi
  • Tsushima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi
  • Bentenjima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Shozu-gun Shodoshimacho
  • Marukamejima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Higashikagawa-shi
  • Mejima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Higashikagawa-shi

Kagawa Main Areas

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Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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