Shodoshima Island, a Mediterranean Island in Japan!
Shodoshima Island is in Kagawa prefecture and is an interesting place to visit, as it seems like a Mediterranean island in Japan. It has beaches, resorts, and even olive plantations, which might confuse you and make you feel like you arrived to an island in Greece. But its great Japanese cuisine which will remind you you really are in Japan!
Due to its Mediterranean feel, with its beaches, resorts, coastal sceneries, etc., this island is very famous amongst tourists.
Also, this island is one of the venues for the Setouchi Triennale art festival.
Shodoshima island is home to some olive plantations, which helps to give it its Mediterranean atmosphere. There is also a fifty meter statue of Kannon that is quite impressive to see!
In the mountains, you can see a lot of wildlife, and monkeys as well. Why not visit the monkey park for a fun family activity.
You can also get to the observatory, at the Kankakei gorges. You can access it with the cable car.
There is also a movie village to visit, Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Studio, where the 1954 "Nijushi no Hitomi" was filmed.
How to Get There
-You can also take a train to Himeji. From there you can take the 94 bus to Himeji port and get off at the last stop. You can then take the ferry to Shodoshima.
- Lili Wanderlust
- I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.