Takamatsu and beyond – Wait, there is more!

Tuesday 10th, January 2017 / 09:00 Written by
Takamatsu and beyond – Wait, there is more!

Shodo Island 

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-2-32-52-pmOur family took a ferry from Osaka through Seto Inland Sea to Shodo Island, northeast of Takamatsu. The screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-2-33-13-pmisland is famous for the children’s book ‘The twenty-four Eyes’, whose author Sakae Tsuboi was a local. The movie set is now a tourist attraction. (Think ‘Anne of Green Gables’ in Canada). We visited the replica of old wooden primary school with blackboard and chairs. We also visited beautiful beaches and mountainous inland, olive gardens and windmills.

Naoshima Island

Naoshima is another tourist destination, an island in Kagawa Prefecture. The following is an article written screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-4-44-54-pmby my daughter who visited the island on a university trip. She tells you about her artistic experience there. Naoshima, An Artsy Escape

Shonai Peninsula

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-4-53-13-pmPaul Batten recommends Shonai Peninsula, which sticks out onto Seto Inland Sea from the northwest edge of Kagawa Prefecture. Paul loves the view, and explains that the area is said to be the origin of the Japanese fable ‘Urashima Taro’, which is a fascinating science fiction/fantasy tale.

Lastly…Food!

Everyone thinks of the Udon noodle when Takamatsu and Kagawa Prefecture is mentioned. A local friend screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-2-43-03-pmwho was born and bred in Takamatsu says, “You can’t miss it! Walking down the street you come across numerous Udon shops! Try one with tempura or curry flavour if you find it too plain.”  And of course, fresh seafood.

Kagawa Prefecture

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