17 days in Kagawa Prefecture Itinerary

17 days in Kagawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kagawa Prefecture trip planner

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Takamatsu
— 11 nights
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Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 3 nights
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Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
Ferry to Uno Port, Train to Tokyo

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Takamatsu

— 11 nights

Gateway to Shikoku

A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kagawa Museum, Takamatsu's Red Lighthouse, Marugame Castle, and other attractions.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu online journey planner.

Tokyo to Takamatsu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. November in Takamatsu sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Shodoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 16:

Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

— 3 nights
On an island famed for its gorgeous landscapes and seaside vistas, the town of Shodoshima-cho serves as the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park and Kankakei Gorge.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shodoshima-cho trip planner.

Getting from Takamatsu to Shodoshima-cho by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Shodoshima-cho, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Naoshima-cho

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Naoshima Bath, Akakabocha, Lee Ufan Art Museun, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, don't miss a visit to Akakabocha, and then stop by Naoshima Bath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, admire the striking features of Art House Project, and then explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naoshima-cho journey builder.

You can ride a ferry from Shodoshima-cho to Naoshima-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Kagawa Prefecture travel guide

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Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Scenic Walking Areas
Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest prefecture of Japan (by area). It is located on Shikoku island and the capital is Takamatsu.HistoryKagawa was formerly known as Sanuki Province.For a brief period between August 1876 and December 1888, Kagawa was made a part of Ehime Prefecture.Battle of YashimaLocated in Kagawa's capital city, Takamatsu, the mountain of Yashima was the battlefield for one of the best-known struggles between the Heike and the Genji clans.GeographyKagawa comprises the northeast corner of Shikoku, bordering Ehime Prefecture on the west and Tokushima Prefecture on the south, with a coastline on the Seto Inland Sea facing Okayama Prefecture and the Kansai. The Sanuki Mountains run along the southern border.Kagawa is currently the smallest prefecture, by area, in Japan. Osaka Prefecture held that title until Kansai International Airport was reclaimed from the ocean in the early 1990s, pushing its land area slightly above Kagawa's. Kagawa is a relatively narrow prefecture located between the mountains of Shikoku and the sea.

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