Ibukijima Island 伊吹島

  • Published on : 14/05/2019
  • by : I.D.O.
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Vue sur Ibukijima

View of Ibukijima

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An island like no other

Located 10 km off the west coast of Kagawa Prefecture, Ibukijima is the furthest inland and westernmost island of Shikoku Island. Ibukijima is a tiny island but it is the capital for the production of sardines and anchovies. Also known for its participation in the 2019 Setouchi Triennale.

From the village, there are very beautiful views of the surroundings. A few old stalls and restaurants give it a semblance of life, the activity is downstairs, by the sea.

All along its coast, factories process and dry the sardines and anchovies caught nearby, making this islet of 1.05 km2 and 5.4 km in circumference, the leading producer of sardines and anchovies in Japan. . It is in particular with the dried fish of Ibuki that the famous niboshi dashi is made.



Setouchi Triennial

Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    Take a boat from Kanonji port (four per day, 25 min). The port is connected to Kanonji Station by bus (one every 2 hrs, 10 min ride). You can also get there on foot (about 20 min walk). During the Setouchi Triennale, there will be 6 ferries a day (about one every 2-3 hrs).

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