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Art of Yellow Pumpkin in Naoshima, Kagawa prefecture, Japan = Shutterstock

Art of Yellow Pumpkin in Naoshima, Kagawa prefecture, Japan = Shutterstock

Kagawa Prefecture! Best Attractions and Things to do

Kagawa prefecture is located in the northeastern part of Island. This Prefecture is bounded by Okayama Prefecture on the opposite bank across the Seto Inland Sea by the Seto Ohashi Bridge, 12,300 meters in length. So, you can feel free to go to this area. On the offshore islands of Kagawa prefecture there is a wonderful museum. And in Kagawa Prefecture there are many restaurants of delicious udon (thick Japanese noodles). Why do not you drop in here?

Outline of Kagawa

Map of Kagawa

Map of Kagawa

Geography and Climate

Kagawa Prefecture is located in the northeastern part of Shikoku. This prefecture, together with Okayama Prefecture on the other side of the Seto Inland Sea, is easy to spend with a temperate climate.

The Sanuki Plains stretch out into all the north, and all the Seto Inland Sea is dotted with 116 islands of any size, including Shodo shima Island.

Major cities such as Takamatsu city are in the Sanuki Plain. In the southern part of the prefecture, mountains ranging in altitude of 1000 meters are connected.

The center of Kagawa Prefecture is Takamatsu City. This city was founded and has prospered as a castle city since Takamatsu Castle was built here in 1588.

Today, Takamatsu serves as an important arrival point  onShikoku and a convenient starting point for exploring all the island because of the conclusion of the Seto Ohashi Bridge in 1988.

Access

Airport

There is Takamatsu Airport in Kagawa Prefecture. At this airport, scheduled flights are operated with the following airports.

International flights

Seoul / Incheon
Shanghai / Pudong
Taipei / Taoyuan
Hong Kong

Domestic flights

Tokyo / Haneda
Tokyo / Narita
Okinawa / Naha

From Takamatsu Airport, it takes 40 minutes by direct bus to JR Takamatsu station.

Railway

Shinkansen is not operated in Kagawa Prefecture. However, Kagawa Prefecture is the gateway to Shikoku Island. From Takamatsu station, Yosan line and Kotoku line are operated. And from Tadotsu station, Dosan line is operated.

 

Udon

Authentic Sanuki Udon in Takamatsu City, Kagawa, Japan = shutterstock

Authentic Sanuki Udon in Takamatsu City, Kagawa, Japan = shutterstock

It may be a bit odd, but if you go to Kagawa prefecture, I recommend that you eat udon before first going to a sightseeing spot. Udon is a cheap, delicious and healthy dish.

People in Kagawa Prefecture love udon. There are a lot of udon restaurants in this area. Of course, they eat udon at home. A lot of udon is sold at the supermarket.

I have been to Takamatsu city and Marugame city many times. When I go to a udon restaurant in this area, people eat udon really deliciously. It is a very fun scenery. When I see this scene, I realize that I came to Kagawa prefecture.

 

Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Naoshima Island view Towards Ocean with Clouds and Sky and Fores = shutterstock

Naoshima Island view Towards Ocean with Clouds and Sky and Fores = shutterstock

Kagawa prefecture faces the calm Seto Inland Sea. On the offshore islands there are art museums related to "Benesse Art Site Naoshima". Recently, these islands are very popular among tourists.

"Benesse Art Site Naoshima" is the collective name for all art-related activities on the islands of Naoshima and Teshima in Kagawa Prefecture and on Inujima island in Okayama Prefecture.

I introduced Benesse Art Site Naoshima in an article about Japanese museum.

>> Please refer to this article on "Benesse Art Site Naoshima"

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

 

 

About me

Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

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