Five Things to Do in Setouchi

As the only place in Japan that was featured in the article “52 Places to Go in 2019” by The New York Times,” Setouchi is now an area with rapidly growing popularity. The Seto Inland Sea is surrounded by the main island of Honshu, Shikoku Island, and Kyushu Island, and favored with a nice climate. Enjoy beautiful views and various fun activities in the Setouchi area. 

*Published on the Internet on January 9, 2019.

Chichibugahama Beach in Kagawa

When low tide and sunset coincide, you can take photos just like those taken at Bolivia’s Uyuni salt falts, in which the water surface serves as a mirror to reflect the sky. Ripple marks created by the tides also make a great effect.

Chichibugahama Beach in Kagawa Chichibugahama Beach in Kagawa


“Cycling Road” on Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway

Let’s cycle around the islands!

The “Cycling Road” on Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway is Japan’s only cycling road that allows cyclists to cross the strait. You can rent a bicycle, which you can drop off at any one of 13 different stations, and ride on a road with a total length of about 70 km.

“Cycling Road” on Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway

Okonomiyaki-cooking in Hiroshima

Let’s make delicious Setouchi dishes!

OKOSTA, a studio for okonomiyaki (pancake with meat, seafood, cabbage and other vegetables) cooking, offers you an opportunity to make your own Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, one of Hiroshima’s specialties, using a large griddle and spatulas. With great access from JR Hiroshima Station, the place also offers Muslim friendly and vegetarian menus of okonomiyaki.

English instruction is also available! (Reservation required)

Okonomiyaki-cooking in Hiroshima Okonomiyaki-cooking in Hiroshima

Setouchi Triennale 2019

Let’s enjoy art on the islands!

Setouchi Triennale is held once every three years. On each of the islands, artworks by various artists are exhibited. This is a contemporary art festival combined with an island tour.

Spring period: Apr. 26-May 26 Summer period: Jul. 19-Aug. 25 Autumn period: Sep. 28-Nov.4

Setouchi Triennale 2019

Jaume Plensa"Ogijima's Soul" Photo: Osamu Nakamura

Setouchi Triennale 2019

Yodogawa Technique "Black Porgy in Uno" Photo:Osamu Nakamura

Setouchi Triennale 2019

Photo:Shintaro Miyawaki Setouchi girls' s theater

NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato

Let’s become a ninja!

A new hands-on ninja attraction “NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato” is now open at the “Nijigen no Mori” anime-themed park in Awajishima Park in Hyogo Prefecture! The place is filled with various attractions, including an athletic facility in which you can experience the world of anime and “Ninjutsu AR” using a smartphone app.

NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato

One of the att.JAPAN editors visited Kagawa Prefecture!  
I fully enjoyed Kagawa Prefecture in spring, including not only Kagawa’s specialty, sanuki-udon noodles, but also the famous Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu City, Shodoshima Olive Park, and Angel Road on Shodo Island!

If you are interested in my trip to Kagawa, please visit our website (3 day Trip in Kagawa).

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The information herein is as of Jun 2019
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