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.
  • 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.
  • Megijima
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Megicho
  • Yoshima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Honjima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Tsutajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi Niocho
    This is a small-uninhabited island about one kilometer west from the Nio Harbor. There is a larger Otsuta Island and a small Kotsuta Island, together called Tsuta Islands. The ferries only run from Nio Harbor to these nearby islands from April through October. In the summer, they are popular island that are full of visitors enjoying the beach and leisure activities. These uninhabited islands do not even have vending machines or, naturally, any form of electrically powered devices. A beach clubhouse is set up during the summer season, and visitors can purchase simple meals and snacks. The ferryboats do not run on a schedule, but rather just whenever a customer needs to be ferried. In order to return back to Shikoku Island, one must call the ferry by phone.
  • Matajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Kanonji-shi
  • Marugamijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Kanonji-shi
  • Ibukijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Kanonji-shi
  • Maruyamajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi
  • Ozutajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi
  • Kozutajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi
  • Futaomotejima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Nakatado-gun Tadotsucho
  • Awashima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi
  • Taka Mishima
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Nakatado-gun Tadotsucho
  • Shishijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi
  • Kamegasajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Nakatado-gun Tadotsucho
  • Kamimashima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Marugame-shi
  • Sanagishima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Nakatado-gun Tadotsucho
  • Oteshima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Marugame-shi

Kagawa 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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