After Convention Activities

In addition to the excursions and tours, there are opportunities to visit local spots and enjoy unique activities.

Pilgrimage to the Temples of Shikoku

The Shikoku Pilgrimage is a multi-site pilgrimage to 88 temples on the island of Shikoku, Japan, that are associated with the Buddhist monk Kūkai (Kōbō Daishi). A popular and distinctive feature of the island’s cultural landscape, and with a long history, large numbers of pilgrims (known as henro) still undertake the journey for a variety of ascetic, pious, and tourism-related purposes. Of 88 temples, 22 are located around Kagawa.

Hot Springs

Kagawa Prefecture has three hot spring villages, Shodoshima Island, Konpira, and Shionoe. In Shodoshima you can enjoy hot springs in many resort hotels. Konpira, a colorful little hot-springs village, sits at the base of a mountain stairway that leads up to Konpira Shrine. People can enjoy and relax in a Japanese-style spa. The Shionoe hot springs region is the oldest in the prefecture and is said to have been discovered approximately 1300 years ago.


Takamatsu Central Shopping Street is 2.7 km long, and is the main shopping and dining area in Takamatsu. Trend shops and popular brand shops are located here. You can enjoy your visit without taking an umbrella because it is in the form of an arcade.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan

The Japanese-American artist, Isamu Noguchi, was one of the most important sculptors of his time and this museum represents the fulfillment of his wish that his former studio be a place to inspire artists and scholars. In addition to over 150 sculptures, the museum shows his residence, display space, and a landscaped garden.
The space itself is a work of art. For more details, see The Isamu Noguchi Garder Museum Japan


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Supporting Organizations

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan (MEXT)   Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan   Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism   Science Council of Japan   NIES                                    Kagawa University