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Mount Tsurugi Quasi-National Park
The Tsurugisan Kokutei Koen is one of the highlights of the island of Shikoku.
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It's written everywhere: Shimonada is the Japanese station that you would like to visit once in your life.
Located not far from the coast of the city of Takamatsu, within the Seto Inland Sea, the island of Megijima cultivates legendary folklore.
Located between the large islands of Honshu and Shikoku, Ogijima is one of the smallest islands in the Seto Inland Sea and shines during the Setouchi Triennial season attracting visitors from all a
Naoshima's art in the open-air
Naoshima is the island of art par excellence. This new role in the world of contemporary art is encouraged by the Setouchi Triennale festival taking place in Naoshima and its surroundings.
Takamijima is part of the Shiwaku Archipelago in the Setouchi Sea.
The ancient island of Shamijima
Shamijima was once an island in the Seto Sea, now attached to the land. It has hosted the Setouchi Triennale since 2013 and participated in it in 2019 for the spring session.
Honjima is one of the largest islands in the Shiwaku archipelago, and also one of the most popular.
Located 10 km off the west coast of Kagawa Prefecture, Ibukijima is the furthest inland and westernmost island of Shikoku Island.
Awashima, a small island located 4.5 kilometers off the coast of Kagawa Prefecture, is one of the exhibition venues of the Setouchi Triennale.
If Naoshima means "the pleasant island", Teshima is called "the prosperous island" because its inhabitants lived there for a long time in opulence thanks to the production of ornamental stones.
Marugame, the city of fans
The panorama of the village of Oishi
Located in the wild and mysterious Iya Valley, the village of Oishi nestled in the middle of terraced rice fields offers, to the most curious, a sublime and above all comfortable observation point.
Megijima & Ogijima Guide
Megijima & Ogijima are two small islands off the coast of Takamatsu that are part of the Setouchi Triennale with art exhibits by Japanese and international artists.
Inujima & Teshima Guide
Inujima & Teshima are two islands in the Inland Sea that are part of the Setouchi Triennale with art exhibits by Japanese and international artists.
The huge Shodoshima Daikannon - a statue of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy - on the island of Shodoshima is one of the largest Kannon statues in Japan.
Angel Road Shodoshima
Angel Road near Tonosho on Shodoshima Island in the Inland Sea is a group of three small islets reached by a sandbar at low tide.
Yashima is a flat-topped volcanic plateau with great views and a long history about 6km east of Takamatsu on Shikoku.
Art House Project
Benesse Holdings and the Fukutake Foundation don't just want to develop Naoshima by way of ultra-modern museums.
The Shodoshima Pilgrimage is a little-known pilgrimage route covering 150-160km on Shodoshima Island taking in mountain temples and incredible views.
Twenty-four Eyes Movie Village
The Twenty-four Eyes Movie Village (Nijushi No Hitomi Eiga Mura) on Shodoshima is dedicated to the film and novel Twenty-four Eyes which are set on the island.
Takamatsu Castle, aka Tamamo Castle. Read a guide to Takamatsu Castle in Shikoku. Takamatsu Castle is one of the few castles in Japan using the sea to fill its moat.
Marugame Castle: read a guide to Marugame Castle in Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku. Marugame Castle is one of only 12 completely original castles in Japan.
Naoshima guide: read about Naoshima, an island developed as an art resort by Benesse Corp. Naoshima is a peaceful island getaway where you can enjoy a variety of artworks and installations.
Shodoshima guide: read a travel guide to Shodoshima, Japan's olive-growing center. Shodoshima is a peaceful island getaway from Osaka and Kobe.
Takamatsu Symbol Tower Shikoku
Takamatsu Symbol Tower, near Takamatsu JR Station is a major landmark and part of the Sunport Takamatsu redevelopment project of Takamatsu's port area.
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