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Kagawa

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About Kagawa

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Where to eat in Kagawa

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..

Places to stay in Kagawa

The Olivean Shodoshima Resort Hotel

The Olivean Shodoshima Resort Hotel

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The Olivean Resort Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel located on Shodo Island in Kagawa prefecture. Enjoy panoramic views of the..

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Benesse House Naoshima

Benesse House Naoshima

Bonson Lam

Benesse House Naoshima was opened in 1992 with the concept of "symbiosis of nature, architecture and art". This boutique hotel redefines..

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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 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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