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Introducing Shodoshima in Kagawa Prefecture!

"Shodoshima - Extremely Romantic" (小豆島 極上のロマンチック), produced by "Udon Prefecture," is a PR video for Shodoshima, a remote island floating in the Seto Inland Sea in Kagawa Prefecture, in Japan's Shikoku region.

Image of Shodoshima
Photo:Shodoshima

You'll have a great time exploring the unique sights of the island, such as Olive Park and Olive Beach, and Angel Road which only appears at low tide.
Check out the video to see the many fascinating sights of Shodoshima in the Seto Inland Sea!

A Look at Kagawa Prefecture's Shodoshima Island

Image of terraced rice fields and mountains
Photo:Terraced rice fields and mountains

At 0:22 in the video, you can see the huge stone gate formed by nature, and a sacred site perched among the rocks.
In addition to this, there are other spectacular views of strange rocks created by tectonic movements and erosion, such as Kasaneiwa and the large tengu rocks, as well as the Kankakei Gorge and the Shihoyubi Viewing Deck on the hills.
These can be reached by the Kankakei Ropeway.

We also recommend places such as Shiroyama Sakura Park, Nakayama Senmaida, and Shodoshima Hometown Village, that are overflowing with beautiful natural scenery.
Other must-see locations include Dofuchi Strait, in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most narrow strait, the village used for filming "Twenty-Four Eyes," where you can enjoy the scenery of good old Japan, and there's also the peace group.
You can see these from 1:23 in the video.

Hoshoin no Shimpaku, which is over 1600 years old, is introduced at 1:37 in the video. It's a popular power spot.

Enjoy Contemporary Art at Shodoshima, Kagawa

Shodoshima is famous as an island of art, and the Setouchi Triennale was held there in 2019.

Don't miss "Star Anger," the symbol of Sakate Port, where dragons sit perched and roaring. There's also the mythological painting "Shodoshima Enki Emaki" in the ferry waiting area, as well as "Kotsugiki Kinji," "Secrets of Hanajunami Island" and "The Gift of the Sun" scattered around the island.
You can check these out at 1:55 in the video!

Dining at Shodoshima, Kagawa

From 0:33 in the video, we're shown "Hishionosato," a soy sauce brewery where Shodoshima's specialty soy sauce is made.
On a tour of the moromi storehouse, you can see the traditional production process for the soy sauce.
We recommend try the local specialty "soy sauce pudding" as well.

If you're looking for some authentic Italian cuisine, we recommend the hideaway restaurant on the hilltop "Furyu,"where you can taste local ingredients, introduced at 1:05 in the video.

Summary of Shodoshima, Kagawa

Image of angel road
Photo:Angel road

As shown in the video, you can take a ferry to Shodoshima Tonosho and enjoy a superb view of the sea.
Sightseeing destinations on the island can be conveniently accessed by bus or rental car.
There's plenty of delicious food to be found on Shodoshima, such as somen noodles and olive oil, so we recommend purchasing some as souvenirs.

In this article we introduced information about Shodoshima. We hope you have a better idea of what the island has to offer!
Enjoy your stay!

【Official Website】Shodoshima, Kagawa Town Hall
http://www.town.shodoshima.lg.jp/

【Official Website】Shodoshima | Kagawa Tourism Association Official Site - Udon Travel Net
https://www.my-kagawa.jp/en/

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Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Shodoshima Island in Kagawa Prefecture Is an Island of Olives and Art, Floating in the Seto Inland Sea! It Was Also the Filming Location for a Popular Japanese Movie!
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