SETOUCHI ISLANDS

SETOUCHI ISLANDS

The Seto Inland Sea is the largest of Japan’s inland seas. The entire region, including the sea and the coastal areas around it, is often collectively called “Setouchi”.

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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. ...

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...

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...

SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - AN ART AND ISLAND JOURNEY

SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2016 - AN ART AND ISLAND JOURNEY

Setouchi Triennale, also known as Setouchi International Art Festival, is a contemporary arts fes...

THE SPECTACULAR SCENERIES OF SHODOSHIMA IN SETOUCHI

THE SPECTACULAR SCENERIES OF SHODOSHIMA IN SETOUCHI

Shodoshima is an island resort with a unique culture, traditions and a nostalgic atmosphere. This...

ART ISLAND TESHIMA WITH UNSPOILED NATURE IN PICTURES

ART ISLAND TESHIMA WITH UNSPOILED NATURE IN PICTURES

eshima is another art island on the Seto Inland Sea. As the name “Teshima” (literally, "rich...

10 PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOUR NAOSHIMA TRIP

10 PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOUR NAOSHIMA TRIP

Naoshima is increasingly opening up to international tourism as an “art island.” In addition to t...

7 THINGS NOT TO MISS AT SHODOSHIMA, SETOUCHI ISLAND RESORT

7 THINGS NOT TO MISS AT SHODOSHIMA, SETOUCHI ISLAND RESORT

Shodoshima is an island resort with a unique culture, traditions and a nostalgic atmosphere. This...

MEGIJIMA: ONIGASHIMA WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND A SUPERB VIEW OF THE INLAND SEA

MEGIJIMA: ONIGASHIMA WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND A SUPERB VIEW OF THE INLAND SEA

Megijima is an island 4 km off the coast of Takamatsu city. It takes only 20 minutes to get to Me...

10 PICTURES THAT SYMBOLIZE OGIJIMA, KAGAWA

10 PICTURES THAT SYMBOLIZE OGIJIMA, KAGAWA

From the port, traditional wooden houses work their way up a hill that forms the majority of inla...

OGIJIMA: A FISHERMEN’S ISLAND WITH BEAUTIFUL SUNSET

OGIJIMA: A FISHERMEN’S ISLAND WITH BEAUTIFUL SUNSET

Walking in Ogijima may feel like wandering in a maze. Slopes and flights of stone steps are preva...

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