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.

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.

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