Seto Naikai (Seto Inland Sea) of Shikoku includes many islands, some small and some large.Let’s visit the islands of Seto Naikai and experience their unique culture.Walk through the island of modern art and olive.

Feast your eyes on the scenes of Naruto Kaikyo (Naruto Strait)

Senjojiki Viewing Platform

This viewing platform is located in the Naruto Park facing Seto Naikai (Seto Inland Sea). From here, you can see the Naruto Kaikyo (Naruto Starit) and the Oonaruto Bridge very clearly. Best spot to take photos. Oonaruto Bridge has the 450m long Oonaruto bridge walkway called “uzu no michi”, which is a must visit spot.

Senjojiki Viewing Platform

Address: Tokushima Prefecture Naruto-shi Naruto-cho Tosadomariura aza Fukuike
Telephone: 088-684-1157 (Naruto City Torism Promotion Department)
Open hours: free sightseeing *please see the website for information on individual facilities)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: about 4km from Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway Naruto Kita Interchange
URL: http://www.uzunomichi.jp/chinese/ (Chinese)
http://www.uzunomichi.jp/english/ (English)

  406 212 880

About 2 hour and 14 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 92.0km

Enjoy the art and nature view

Benesse House

This is a complex of art museum and hotel which was built by Tadao ANDO with the idea of “where nature, architect and art coexist”. Inside, there is a “museum” where an art museum and an accommodation facility are unified, including four buildings such as “Beach” that makes you feel the ocean is right in front of you. The beautiful scenery of Seto Naikai (Seto Inland Sear) can also be seen from guest rooms.

Benesse House

Address: Kagawa Prefecture Kagawa-gun Naoshima-cho Kotandi
Telephone: 087-892-2030
Open hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm (Art Museum)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: abour 13 min. ride on hotel shuttle bus or about 20 min. ride on Municipal bus and inside shuttle bus from Miyanoura Port
URL: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/benessehouse-museum.html (English)

  19 119 156

About 8 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 2.9km

A village where life and art coexist

Art House Project

With some guides from artists, this project is carried out in the Honmura district where people of the community still live. The object of this project is to take old buildings and turn them in to arts. Currently, seven buildings including “Kadoya”, “Minamidera” and “Kinza” are open to public.

Art House Project

Address: Kagawa Prefecture Kagawa-gun Naoshima-cho Honnura-chiku
Telephone: 087-892-3223(Benesse House)
Open hours: 10:00am to 4:30pm (except for Kinza)
Closed: Mondays (the next weekday will be closed if Monday is a holiday) (except for Kinza)
Access: about 10 min. ride on Municipal bus from Miyanoura Port
URL: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/arthouse.html (English)

  19 149 713

About 7 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 2.5km

A museum of the essence of Tadao ANDO’s architectural style

ANDO MUSEUM

Inside the 100-year-old traditional wooden building, there created a bare cement structure. This was newly designed by Tadao ANDO collecting the essence of his architectural style. For this reason, this museum itself can be seen as one big art work. Here, visitor’s can enjoy the large scale art piece in a quiet atmosphere.

ANDO MUSEUM

Address: Kagawa Prefecture Kagawa-gun Naoshima-cho 736-2
Telephone: 087-892-3754 (Fukutake Foundation)
Open hours: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Closed: Mondays (the next weekday will be closed if Monday is a holiday)
Access: about 10 min. ride on Municipal bus from Miyanoura Port
URL: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/ando-museum.html (English)

  19 149 658

About 7 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 2.4km

Japanese public bath transformed into an art

Naoshima Bath “I♥︎yu”

Designed by an artist, Shinro OHTAKE, Japanese tranditional public bath “Sento” was transformed into an artistic facility. Here, you can take a bath and enjoy various art works at the same time. Inside, you can see avant-garde art works, ceramic tile mural, etc. depicting elephants and penguins as their theme. Bold and unique designs, full of creativity.

Noshima Bath “I♥︎yu”

Address: Kagawa Prefecture Kagawa-gun Naoshima-cho 2252-2
Telephone: 087-892-2626 (NPO Town Naoshima Association)
Open hours: 2:00pm to 9:00pm (Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: 10:00am to 9:00pm)
Closed: Mondays (Open on Mondays for national holidays but closed the next day.  Closed temporarily for maintenance, as needed.)
Access: about 2 min. walk from Muyanoura Port
URL: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/naoshimasento.html (English)

  19 147 517

About 6 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 2.1km

A museum that does not interfere with the scene of Seto Naikai (Seto Inland Sea)

Chichu Art Museum

Building of this museum was led by Tadao ANDO. This museum was built under ground in the aim of not disrupting the beautiful scene of the island. The permanent exhibition includes art works of Claude Monet, James Turrell and Walter De Maria. The museum also has a café where you can enjoy the vast panoramic view of Seto Naikai (Seto Inland Sea).

Chichu Art Museum

Address: Kagawa Prefecture Kagawa-gun Naoshima-cho 3449-1
Telephone: 087-892-3755
Open hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (Open from 10:00am to 6:00pm during the exhibition period from March through September.)
Closed: Mondays (Open on Mondays for national holidays but closed the next day.)
Access: about 10 min. ride on Municipal bus from Muyanoura Port
URL: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/chichu.html (English)

  19 118 709

About 2 hour and 12 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 45.3km

Scent of olive and soft wind will heal your mind and body

Shodoshima Island Olive Garden

Located on a small hill, this garden is surrounded by olive threes and herbs. You can take a relaxing walk by the Greek style windmill and through the park where beautiful view of Seto Naikai (Seto Inland Sea) can be seen. There are also shops that sell olives and olive products. The garden also offers handcraft classes where you can make your original potpourri and herb salt. (Course time: 30 min. or longer, Fee: 530 yen or more)

Shodoshima Island Olive Garden

Address:  Kagawa Prefecture Shodo-gun Shodoshima-cho Nishimura kou 1941-1
Telephone: 0879-82-2200
Open hours:  8:30am to 5:00pm (different for each shop)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: about 12 km from Tonoshou Port
URL: http://www.olive-pk.jp/ (Japanese)

  364 798 333

About 13 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 6.1km

Let’s get to know the history and the production process of Shoyu (Soy Sauce)- the taste of Japan

Marukin Shyoyu (Soy Sauce) Museum

Soy sauce and olives are the two specialties of the island. Marukin Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Museum was built on the site of old factory of Marukin Shoyu (Soy Sauce). The building is built in the Gassho-style and is designated as a tangible cultural property. Inside, there exhibits old tools which were actually used in the soy sauce production in old days. The museum sells “soy sauce ice cream”. Come try it!

Marukin Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Museum

Address: Kagawa Prefecture Shodo-gun Shodoshima-cho Nouma kou 1850
Telephone: 0879-82-0047
Open hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm (September 1 through October 14, December 1 though December 27: 9:00am to 4:00pm)
Closed: October 15, year-end and new year holidays
Access: about 17.5km from Tonoshou Port
URL: http://moritakk.com/know_enjoy/shoyukan/ (Japanese)

  364 773 588

About 1 hour and 30 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 33.9km

A multi-purpose facility located between Takamatsu Port and Takamatsu Station

Takamatsu Symbol Tower

This 151.3m high Takamatsu Tower is the highest building in Shikoku. This facility includes Takamatsu Maritime Plaza where specialties of Shikoku are sold and a food court specializes in ramen noodle called “Takamatsu Ramen Port”. Most of all, don’t miss the sky dining view restaurant where you can enjoy great food and great view overlooking the city.

Takamatsu Symbol Tower

Address: Kagawa Prefecture Takamatsu-shi Sun Port 2-1
Telephone: 087-811-2111 (Maritime Plaza Takamatsu)
Open hours: different for each shop
Closed: different for each shop
Access: near Takamatsu Port
URL: http://www.symboltower.com/ (Japanese)

  60 635 773

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