Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden

The daimyo garden given 3-star status by the “Michelin Green Guide Japan”.

Ritsurin Garden


Kotohiragu Shrine

One of the most popular shrines in Japan.


Kanamaruza(Kabuki Theater)


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.

Kanamaruza(Kabuki Theater)


Olive Park (Shodoshima)

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.


Shikoku Mura

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.

Shikoku Mura



Admire the small world of Japanese culture in Japan’s No.1 bonsai pine tree producing area

Bonsai Nursery

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.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Muesum(Reservations Required)

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.

Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima Island

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.

Teshima Art Museum
Teshima Island

Art Setouchi



Udon noodles

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.

The perfect udon guide (Life Takamatsu)

Udon restaurant
Udon Honjin Yamadaya
other udon restaurant list

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).

Restaurants in Kagawa pref.


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Early Career Program Sponsors

APN   National Science Foundation   National Aeronautics and Space Administration   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration   World Meteorological Organization   Global Atmosphere Watch                     IASS   NIES   

Cooperating Societies


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