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Naoshima Island

Naoshima Island

Naoshima Island is located in the Seto inland sea and is accessible via ferry from Uno Station. A town bus takes you from the...

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Takamatsu

Takamatsu

Takamatsu is a port city on Japan’s Shikoku Island. It’s known for the sprawling Ritsurin Garden, with a teahouse, koi ponds,...

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Shodoshima Island

Shodoshima Island

Shodoshima Island is known for its olive plantations and soy sauce and has so much to offer. The island can be reached via fe...

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The Window Exhibition

The Window Exhibition

Kim

A special exhibition taking place at the Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art looks into the importance of w...

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Armour and Stories

Armour and Stories

Kim

Swords and armour have an important part in Japanese history, and a special exhibition at the Kagawa Museum looks into a vari...

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Where to eat in Kagawa

Take 5

Take 5

JapanTravel Guest

Take 5 is a delicious little burger cafe in the heart of Takamatsu City. Possibly the best burger to be had in the city and l...

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Places to stay in Kagawa

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Olive Island: Shodoshima

Olive Island: Shodoshima

Bryan Baier

Shodoshima Island’s warm Mediterranean climate, beautiful coastal resorts and breathtaking mountain scenery are reminiscent o...

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About Kagawa

Kagawa
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Capital Takamatsu
Population 995,842
Area 1,876.73 sq. km

Kagawa Prefecture (香川県, Kagawa-ken) is mainly known for two things: being the smallest prefecture in Japan and for its udon noodles.

In fact, Kagawa’s Sanuki udon is so famous that the prefecture’s tourism PR campaign has been named “Udon Prefecture.” But while you make sure to try out their satisfying Sanuki udon, there’s more to Kagawa than their somewhat self-deprecating tourism campaign name suggests. 23 of the Shikoku Pilgrimage’s 88 temples are within Kagawa’s borders, while the Marugame Castle is one of the oldest castles still standing. 

Other notable tourist destinations include the historical garden of Ritsurin Park, and Kankakei, famous for its maple trees. And if you’re in Kagawa, definitely visit the island of Naoshima, renowned for its many art museums and exhibits surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.

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