SHIKOKU 四国

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Ehime

Ehime

Kochi

Kochi

Tokushima

Tokushima

Kagawa

Kagawa

Kagawa: Naoshima

Kagawa: Naoshima

This whole island is for modern art. Though It's small, there are many museums and artistic installations pepper the island. Even the public bath there is so artistic that you might forget that you are in a bath. It's worth staying on this island for arts! And you might make some friends who share the same interest in the arts as you!

Kagawa: Konpira gu 金比羅宮

Kagawa: Konpira gu 金比羅宮

To reach the main shrine, there is a total of 1,368 steps in front of you. Nonetheless, many visitors smile on their way up because you can enjoy flowers, statues and many food stalls. It's really refreshing to have ice cream too! If you turn to look behind you after you've reached the top, you will see a great view from there. The atmosphere of this shrine is very peaceful and you might sense that people there are also peaceful.

Ehime: Cats Island, Aoshima

Ehime: Cats Island, Aoshima

If you love cats, Aoshima is for you. There's so many cats on this small island. There are 14 residents and 200 cats here. There is a ferry from Nagahama, Ehime prefecture in Japan.

Ehime

Ehime

I had stayed in Imabari, Japan, and though it was for only 5 months, I can still remember clearly the wonderful sunset there. Many of my students have started to visit (hidden parts of) Japan, and I hope that they visit Imabari too, so that they can share the beauty there with me. PS: Nobody speaks English there, and local people can't believe that you are not Japanese!

Kagawa Food: Udon

Kagawa Food: Udon

If you don't fancy udon in Singapore, it might be because you haven't had a chance to try authentic udon here. Authentic sanuki (Kagawa) style udon is very (extremely!) chewy. And as it's impossible to keep chewing, you need to 'drink' udon. Most udon shops in Kagawa cook wonderful udon.