Shikoku

The 10 Best Things to Do in Naoshima If You’re Not an Art Fan

Naoshima is a tiny island in the Seto Island Sea that is a ferry ride away from Kagawa Prefecture. Nonetheless, plenty of locals and foreigners alike flock to it every year, eager to soak in the artistic ambiance evoked by the many art museums dotted all over the island. What’s more, visitor arrivals are expected…

Savour Sanuki Udon, the Soul Food of Kagawa Prefecture!

At the mention of Kagawa Prefecture which is the smallest prefecture in Japan in terms of land area, what comes to your mind first? Tourist hot spots such as the giant sand painting Zenigata Sunae or Marugame Castle? Natural sights such as Angel Road at Shodoshima which is said to bless couples who walk on…

Try These 3 Tasty Treats on Pilgrim’s Island Shikoku

Of the four main islands in Japan, Shikoku is the smallest and least populated one. It is an island not only popular for temples associated with pilgrims but also for legendary traditional dishes which attract both local and foreign tourists. To name a few, here are three yummy delights that you should try if you…

3 Unique Places to Stay While Enjoying the Artistic Island of Naoshima

Naoshima is an island known for its contemporary art museums. Its beauty draws many tourists which helps support the country’s local economy. If you’re planning to visit the beautiful art island of Naoshima, you can lodge in these three affordable places which are accessible to many of the island’s art sites and activities. flickr.com/ Kowloon…

Tempo: The Perfect Cafe for a Delicious Pit Stop Off the Beaten Track in Kochi!

Kitakubo isn’t somewhere that travelers to Kochi usually think of visiting. It isn’t close to other tourist attractions like Obiyamachi or Kochi Castle, but as it is only about ten minutes from Kochi Station it is still easily accessible. There are actually quite a few shops, restaurants, and cafes here, as well as the Museum…

Visit The Tosayama Plum Festival: a Popular Spring Event in Shikoku!

Every year when the cold winter becomes spring, a small village on Japanese island Shikoku that goes by the name of Tosayama holds a Plum Festival. At this plum festival, the sight of a vast amount of plum blossoms can be enjoyed by the public, and locals will sell food to everyone visiting the festival.…

Stay at the Beautiful and Green Qraud Onsen Hotel in Shikoku

In the rustic country town of Ino, just west of Kochi on Shikoku island, lies a hotel and onsen overlooking the Shimanto River, the QRAUD Tosawashi Kougeimura Hotel. This quaint hotel is owned and run by a local family that lives in the area. Here you can experience paper making in a workshop out back…

Hitsuzan Park: One of Kochi’s Hidden Gems with a Stunning View

Many people venture to Godaison (五台山) to enjoy a scenic view of Kochi, but there are other beautiful ‘night views’ (yakei) hidden amongst Kochi’s green hills. Hitsuzan Park (筆山公園), not far from Kochi’s downtown, is one such place. Hitsuzan park photo-ac.com To the casual passer-by, Hitsuzan looks like little more than a small hill curled…