3 REASONS TO VISIT RITSURIN GARDEN IN THE EARLY MORNING

Ritsurin Garden is renowned for being one of the most beautiful Japanese style gardens and is one of the few gardens that are open early enough for viewing the sunrise. An early morning visit to Ritsurin Garden is a very special experience that will be difficult to find elsewhere.

TAKAMATSU’S SWEET TRADITION: EXPERIENCE THE ART AND CRAFT OF WASANBON

Walking into Yoshihiro Ichihara’s workshop in downtown Takamatsu, your senses are immediately struck by the delicate, almost sweet scent of freshly worked wood. Then your eyes take over.

7 REASONS WHY SETOUCHI ISLANDS ARE THE ULTIMATE ISLAND ESCAPE

Shikoku, unlike in Tokyo or Kyoto, you will never be crowded by people, unless you visit when large events like the Setouchi Art Festival or the Awa Odori Festival are taking place. Shikoku is the smallest of the main Japan islands. From here, you can enjoy visiting many islands offshore, in the Seto Inland Sea.

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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 ...

YACHT CRUISING ON THE SETO INLAND SEA FROM TAKAMATSU PIER

YACHT CRUISING ON THE SETO INLAND SEA FROM TAKAMATSU PIER

One of the best parts of travelling along the Seto Inland Sea is island hopping. Starting from Ta...

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...

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