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.

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.

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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AJI GLASS MADE WITH AJI-STONE IN SETOUCHI BLUE

AJI GLASS MADE WITH AJI-STONE IN SETOUCHI BLUE

Rie Sugiyama, a glass artist, was born in Kagawa. She is one of those who have deep affection for...

PHOTO GALLERY: SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - OGIJIMA

PHOTO GALLERY: SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - OGIJIMA

Ogijima is one of the venues for the Setouchi Triennale 2016 throughout the season. Walking in Og...

PHOTO GALLERY: SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - MEGIJIMA

PHOTO GALLERY: SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - MEGIJIMA

Megijima is one of the venues of the Setouchi Triennale 2016 throughout the season and is dotted ...

"KONPIRA” SHRINE ART GUIDE IN KAGAWA

"KONPIRA” SHRINE ART GUIDE IN KAGAWA

The Kotohira-gu Shrine, also known as “Konpira-san,” has collected a number of fine works of art ...

MARUGAME CASTLE, WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND MAGNIFICENT STONE WALL

MARUGAME CASTLE, WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND MAGNIFICENT STONE WALL

Marugame Castle (or “Marugame-jo” in Japanese) was built around 400 years ago on the top of Mt. K...

TONOSHO-CHO, A LABYRINTH TOWN THAT INCORPORATES ART WORKS IN SHODOSHIMA

TONOSHO-CHO, A LABYRINTH TOWN THAT INCORPORATES ART WORKS IN SHODOSHIMA

The central area of Tonosho-cho is also known as the “labyrinth town” due to its intricate alleyw...

SHODOSHIMA: KANKAKEI GORGE, ONE OF THE BEST GORGES IN JAPAN

SHODOSHIMA: KANKAKEI GORGE, ONE OF THE BEST GORGES IN JAPAN

Kankakei Gorge is located in the center of Shodoshima, at the heart of the Setouchi National Park...

SHODOSHIMA: “HISHIO-NO-SATO” TRADITIONAL SOY-SAUCE-MAKING HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

SHODOSHIMA: “HISHIO-NO-SATO” TRADITIONAL SOY-SAUCE-MAKING HANDED DOWN FROM GE...

Soy sauce (“shoyu” in Japanese) is said to have been made on Shodoshima for more than 400 years. ...

6 RECOMMENDED MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN KAGAWA

6 RECOMMENDED MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN KAGAWA

Not only art islands of Naoshima or Teshima on the Seto Inland Sea, there are several must-visit ...

4 HIGHLIGHTS FOR ART ISLAND NAOSHIMA

4 HIGHLIGHTS FOR ART ISLAND NAOSHIMA

Naoshima is a small island located on the Seto Inland Sea. Despite being part of the National Par...

VISIT TRADITIONAL JAPANESE FARMING LANDSCAPES IN SHODOSHIMA

VISIT TRADITIONAL JAPANESE FARMING LANDSCAPES IN SHODOSHIMA

The village of Nakayama is situated in a mountainous area, located roughly at the center of Shodo...

7 REASONS WHY SETOUCHI ISLANDS ARE THE ULTIMATE ISLAND ESCAPE

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 lar...

5 TIPS FOR SHIKOKU 88 TEMPLE PILGRIMAGE

5 TIPS FOR SHIKOKU 88 TEMPLE PILGRIMAGE

Shikoku had once been a remote area, away from the nation’s center and was a place for various re...

TAMAMO PARK, SITE OF TAKAMATSU CASTLE IN KAGAWA

TAMAMO PARK, SITE OF TAKAMATSU CASTLE IN KAGAWA

Construction of Takamatsu Castle began in 1587 and took several years to complete. It served as t...

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

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 thre...

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