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Nakano Udon School

Nakano Udon School

Tony Mariani

Nakano Udon School is a restaurant where you can try your hand at preparing Kagawa's celebrated udon noodles. You then get to..

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Rana Coffee, Yashima

Rana Coffee, Yashima

Peter Sidell

On the Yashima Plateau near Takamatsu in Kagawa prefecture on Japan's Shikoku island, Rana is a cosy cafe with a good range..

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Places to stay in Kagawa

Chisun Inn Takamatsu

Chisun Inn Takamatsu

Peter Sidell

In Takamatsu in Kagawa prefecture on Japan's Shikoku island, Chisun Inn is a budget hotel convenient for the city's Japanese..

Yoshima YMCA Retreat

Yoshima YMCA Retreat

Kenji Chida

Yoshima is a small uninhabited island that is administered by the Kobe YMCA. It offers cabins and guesthouses for visitors looking..

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Cafe Kuguri

Cafe Kuguri

Bret de Colebi

Cafe Kuguri is a great little cafe just west of the city center. Coffee and desserts are available all day, as well as morning and..

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About Kagawa

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Capital Takamatsu
Population 995,842
Area 1,876.73 sq. km

Kagawa Prefecture (香川県, Kagawa-ken) is mainly known for two things: being the smallest prefecture in Japan and for its udon noodles.

In fact, Kagawa's Sanuki udon is so famous that the prefecture's tourism PR campaign has been named "Udon Prefecture." But while you make sure to try out their satisfying Sanuki udon, there's more to Kagawa than their somewhat self-deprecating tourism campaign name suggests. 23 of the Shikoku Pilgrimage's 88 temples are within Kagawa's borders, while the Marugame Castle is one of the oldest castles still standing.

Other notable tourist destinations include the historical garden of Ritsurin Park, and Kankakei, famous for its maple trees. And if you're in Kagawa, definitely visit the island of Naoshima, renowned for its many art museums and exhibits surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. 

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