KagawaKagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next to Ehime and Tokushima Prefecture. It was originally known as Sanuki Province, which is the origin of the nationally famous Sanuki Udon. It is also connected by the Great Seto bridge which connects Shikoku Island to the mainland. Kagawa itself is known for very good weather with relatively little rainfall, which means the possibility for great beach days on the Seto coast.
Kagawa is also home to many temples, part of the eighty-eight temple pilgrimage around Shikoku Island, and is home to the Zentsuji temple where famous Buddhist Kukai was born. Kukai would eventually be associated with the pilgrimage itself, as he was the monk who established Buddhism in Japan. If you travel around Kagawa and other prefectures in Shikoku, you may see pilgrims with distinctive hats walking from temple to temple.
If you love art, you may also be interested in Kagawa’s art museums. Chichu Art Museum is the most famous art museum in Kagawa. The building itself is very beautiful, especially if you can look from above. It focuses particularly on architectural art, as well as some paintings and physical artwork. They also have a creative café that serves olive-based food, one of Kagawa’s famous exports.
Ritsurin Garden is one of Japan's most famous Japanese gardens. It was created and owned by the successive leaders of the Sanuki-Takamatsu clan in the Edo period, and has now been appointed as a place of special scenic beauty, and is acclaimed not only in Japa
Zentsu-ji Temple, located in Kagawa, is the seventy-fifth temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.
Yashima-ji Temple, located in Kagawa, is the eighty-fourth temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.
Shikoku Village (Mura)
Shikoku Village is an open-air museum which reconstructed old folk houses of the Edo and Taisho era from all over Shikoku.
Udon Honjin Yamadaya
Located in the port city of Takamatsu, this traditional noodle house specializes in udon, a type of thick wheat-flour noodle. Highlights on the menu include Tempura Udon (udon garnished with battered and fried pieces of vegetables and shrimp) and Niku Udon (po
Located only five minutes from Takamatsu Station on foot, this noodle shop opens at 5:00 am to cater to early workers. The canteen-style restaurant features a self-serve system where visitors can customize toppings, such as spring onions, ginger, and age (deep
Hotel Route-Inn Sakaide-Kita Inter
Hotel Route-Inn Sakaide-Kita Inter offers modern accommodations with free wired internet and an LCD TV with a video-on-demand system. Guests can rent laptops at the front desk and relax in the spacious public baths.
Yado Seven Beach
Just a 3-minute walk from Miyanoura Port, Yado Seven Beach offers non-smoking Japanese rooms with free Wi-Fi and an LCD TV. It has a free-use internet station, free coffee/tea and a shared-use microwave.
Okura Hotel Marugame
Offering rooms with partial sea views, Okura Hotel Marugame features a public bath with panoramic sea views and a sauna. The hotel boasts 5 dining options, including a sky bar.
Traditional Apartment offers accommodation in Takamatsu. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room includes a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hairdryer.
Chisun Inn Marugame Zentsuji
Chisun Marugame offers compact air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Situated 1.5 km from Zentsuji I.C., it provides daily breakfast and shared facilities like a microwave oven and trouser press.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Takamatsu
Located in the centre of Takamatsu city, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Takamatsu offers modern Western accommodations. Rental laptops are available and guests can choose from 5 types of pillows at the front desk.
Takamatsu Kokusai Hotel
Offering a Japanese/French restaurant with outdoor dining, rental bicycles and free parking, Takamatsu Kokusai Hotel is 4km from JR Takamatsu Station and 3.5 km from Ritsurin-koen Garden.
Naoshima: the Japanese Island with a Difference
Between the main island of Japan, Honshu and the smaller island of Shikoku some 27 islands dot the area known as the Seto Inland Sea. Of these islands, Naoshima is the best known to tourists and for good reason. Waking up in the morning to the call of sea kite