The daimyo garden given 3-star status by the “Michelin Green Guide Japan”.
One of the most popular shrines in Japan.
Kanamaruza, the oldest existing kabuki theater in Japan, has been designated as one of Japan’s important cultural sites. Each spring, a play is performed here by popular kabuki actors. Visitors may go the backstage and see the trap cellar unless events are begin held in the theater.
Shodoshima is about one hour by ferry from Takamatsu Port. It is called the Mediterranean of Japan as it is graced with a warm climate all year round. People are attracted to its beautiful scenic spots, such as “Angel Road”, where a sand bar appears at low tide, and “Kankakei Gorge”, which is considered one of the most spectacular gorges in Japan.
This museum, which is located at the foot of the Yashima Plateau, exhibits old rural homes, which have either been reproduced or moved from around the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. There is also an art museum on the grounds where visitors can see photographs of Buddhist images from around the world.
Admire the small world of Japanese culture in Japan’s No.1 bonsai pine tree producing area
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan
This art museum is located in the production grounds of Aji Stone, where Isamu Noguchi, a 20th century sculptor, had his workshop and residence. Visitors may see more than 150 sculptures including the finished and unfinished works in his studio, along with his workshop and house, which he moved to the grounds.
Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA)
The Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) was opened in 1991 as one of Japan’s most unique “station-front museums”, with the full cooperation of the artist Genichiro Inokuma, who was closely associated with the city of Marugame.
Chichu Art Museum(Naoshima Island)
The Chichu Art Museum, a three floor underground museum, designed by world-famous architect, Tadao Ando. The museum innovates the traditional concept of art museums. This museum exhibits Claude Monet’d late Water Lily series paintings, including as large as 2 x 6 meters. This is the most largest work that exists in Asia.
Teshima Art Museum
The Teshima Art Museum located on a hill in the karato-oka area of Teshima and overlooking the Seto Island Sea, is a museum by artist Rei Naito, and architect Ryue Nishizawa.
The udon noodle is the Sanuki area’s most famous food speciality. Sanuki udon is characterized by its firm, pleasantly chewy texture, and once you taste it, you’ll never forget it.
Olive beef, Olive Yume Pork, Olive Yellowtail
Mainly on Shodoshima, the birthplace of olive cultivation in Japan, visitors can enjoy high quality olive oils as well as healthy and delicious meals using olives. Kagawa’s popular “Olive Beef”, “Olive Yume Pork” or “Olive Yellowtail”, delicacies from stock raised on special feed mixed with local olives, can also be appreciated throughout the prefecture. (The Olive Yellowtail season is from September to mid-January).