Wind mill at Shodoshima, Kagawa, Shikoku, Japan


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While Kagawa prefecture on Shikoku island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature, art, and history. Art island Naoshima is the most famous attraction in Kagawa. Local as well as international tourists flock here to enjoy modern art in the open air. Learn what else there is to do in Kagawa in this travel guide!

Kotohira-gu is a Shinto shrine in the town of Kotohira in Nakatado District, Kagawa. Since the Muromachi period, pilgrimages to the shrine have been popular. Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu is one of the most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens in the country.

  • Shodoshima


    Sodoshima near Shikoku is a popular tourist spot for local people. There is beautiful scenery, olive trees, and special food products. The island was also the inspiration for a Ghibli movie.

  • Naoshima Art Island

    Naoshima Art Island

    Naoshima is also known as ‘art island’, which is no wonder because some of Japan’s most famous art works can be found here. Learn more about this interesting destination in Japan!

  • Takamatsu


    Takamatsu is home to Japan’s largest garden, Ritsurin-Koen. This garden is a fine example of landscaping, borrowing the pine-clad scenery of Mt. Shiun and making it a part of the garden.

  • Setouchi Triennale

    Setouchi Triennale

    Every 3 years, a large art festival descends on Naoshima and other islands in the Seto Inland Sea. It is called the Setouchi Triennale, and very much worth visiting! Read our personal experience of the festival.

  • Kotohira


    Kotohira is a small town in Kagawa Prefecture, which is famous for Kompirasan, Shikoku’s most popular shrine. Find out what else there is to do here!