THE STORY OF SETO INLAND SEA: A FLOURISHING HISTORY AND MORE

The Seto Inland Sea, or "Setonaikai" in Japanese, is a body of water surrounded by three of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. It is the largest of Japan’s inland seas, stretching over 450 km east to west and 15 to 55 km north to south.

THE STORY OF IYA: A VILLAGE OF AN UNEXPLORED REGION IN SHIKOKU

In a remote region of Shikoku, there is a village called Iya, hidden deep in the mountains in the western part of Tokushima Prefecture. The village, often likened to a fairyland, seems so worlds apart that one may feel as if he or she has stepped into a world above the clouds.

MEGIJIMA AND OGIJIMA: ISLAND-HOPPING THROUGH ART AND OLD SHIKOKU

With Takamatsu as a base, you have quick, cheap and easy access to a diverse range of islands in the Setouchi Inland Sea. Only 30 minutes away by high-speed ferry, there’s well-known Naoshima, the artistic focal point of the Setouchi art festival and home to some of Japan’s finest contemporary galleries.

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AWASHIMA: ISLAND OF LOCAL ART AND UNSPOILED NATURE

AWASHIMA: ISLAND OF LOCAL ART AND UNSPOILED NATURE

Awashima is a small island in the Seto Inland Sea, which once prospered as a base for the shippin...

5 CAN’T MISS LOCAL FOODS IN KAGAWA

5 CAN’T MISS LOCAL FOODS IN KAGAWA

Enjoying the local foods when visiting a new place is always a special treat, one you don’t want ...

5 TIPS FOR EATING SANUKI UDON IN KAGAWA

5 TIPS FOR EATING SANUKI UDON IN KAGAWA

The soul food of the local people in Kagawa is Sanuki udon. Popular Sanuki udon shops often have ...

THE STORY OF OSHIMA: ISLAND THAT TELLS OF A TRAGIC HISTORY

THE STORY OF OSHIMA: ISLAND THAT TELLS OF A TRAGIC HISTORY

Fifteen minutes from Takamatsu Port, not so far from the city of Takamatsu, is an islet called Os...

THE STORY OF THE MURAKAMI PIRATES OF SETO INLAND SEA

THE STORY OF THE MURAKAMI PIRATES OF SETO INLAND SEA

Based in the islands along the Shimanami Kaido, Murakami pirates, the naval force that once ruled...

THE STORY OF IYA: A VILLAGE OF AN UNEXPLORED REGION IN SHIKOKU

THE STORY OF IYA: A VILLAGE OF AN UNEXPLORED REGION IN SHIKOKU

In a remote region of Shikoku, there is a village called Iya, hidden deep in the mountains in the...

ART TOUR IN TOKUSHIMA: OTSUKA MUSEUM OF ART

ART TOUR IN TOKUSHIMA: OTSUKA MUSEUM OF ART

he Otsuka Museum of Art, located near the Naruto Channel in Tokushima, is a gigantic museum with ...

7 HIGHLIGHTS OF UWAJIMA IN EHIME

7 HIGHLIGHTS OF UWAJIMA IN EHIME

The city of Uwajima sits in the southern part of Ehime Prefecture, along the indented coastline k...

KOKURIKO: A SMALL INN IN UCHIKO WITH HEARTFELT HOSPITALITY

KOKURIKO: A SMALL INN IN UCHIKO WITH HEARTFELT HOSPITALITY

The Raum Kokuriko Farm Inn is a 10-minute drive from the heart of Uchiko town. The inn is run by ...

UWAJIMA KIYA RYOKAN: A RENEWED HOTEL INCORPORATING MODERN AND TRADITIONAL

UWAJIMA KIYA RYOKAN: A RENEWED HOTEL INCORPORATING MODERN AND TRADITIONAL

The refurbishment of this hotel brought it back to life by adding the new to what is old and good...

ALL ABOARD: TAKAMATSU BOUND ON JAPAN’S LAST NIGHT TRAIN

ALL ABOARD: TAKAMATSU BOUND ON JAPAN’S LAST NIGHT TRAIN

Be it trains, planes or automobiles, there are plenty of easy ways to reach Shikoku. From airport...

TRAVEL TIPS FOR SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016: SUMMER SEASON

TRAVEL TIPS FOR SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016: SUMMER SEASON

The Setouchi Triennale 2016 summer season has started! Even more visitors are expected than the s...

5 REASONS WHY SHIMANAMI KAIDO IS A FASCINATING TRAVEL DESTINATION

5 REASONS WHY SHIMANAMI KAIDO IS A FASCINATING TRAVEL DESTINATION

The Shimanami Kaido stretches between Ehime Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture, connecting six i...

TESHIMA: RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS & CAFES

TESHIMA: RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS & CAFES

A number of new artworks are being brought to Teshima for the Setouchi Triennale 2016. At the sam...

DOGO ONSEN: A 3000-YEAR HISTORY OF ONSEN RESORTS IN MATSUYAMA

DOGO ONSEN: A 3000-YEAR HISTORY OF ONSEN RESORTS IN MATSUYAMA

Japan is blessed with abundant hot spring resources and is famous for having many hot spring reso...

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