KAGAWA

Get Immersed in Kagawa’s Beauty While Exploring Japanese History

Kagawa is the smallest prefecture in Japan when it comes to the land area. It is located between the mountains of Shikoku and the sea. It is popular for its udon noodles, particularly Sanuki udon, which has been named after the prefecture’s old name, Sanuki. Not only that, there are many historical places to visit…

Unique idea: Try living in a mountain in Takamatsu

Japan is an incredibly mountainous country, in fact 72% of all the land in Japan is mountain! Although this has made the Japanese archepegio truly beautiful to behold it does bring up some difficulties for human habitation. Japanese settlements traditionally grew around natural resources, such as rivers and the sea. This was fine until the…

Shodoshima The Olive Island

Author’s photo Shodoshima is one of the islands of Seto Nai Ka, or Seto Inland Sea. To get to this island, you may take a ferry from Hinase, Okayama, Himeji, Teshima, Takamatsu or Osaka. This island has several ferry ports around it. As any other island, it is famous for its beach, nature, and mountainous…

Onigashima, the Demon Island from Momotaro

What is Onigashima? Momotaro and his friends jp.fotolia.com/ The most famous old tale among the Japanese is most likely Momotaro (桃太郎 in Japanese). The summary of the story is as follows : “A boy, who was born from a peach and came from an upstream, was named Momotaro. When he grows up, he takes some…

The Beauty of Shikoku Island and a Life-Changing Pilgrimage

Just before starting this topic you should keep in mind that very few people are actually capable of doing it completely. However, for those who aren’t able of extreme hiking, don’t worry there trains and bicycles to help you and even if you just see a part of the Shikoku Island, you’ll be truly amazed!…