1. Seto Ōhashi
• Seto Ōhashi is a series of double deck bridges
connecting Okayama and Kagawa prefectures in Japan across a
series of five small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Built over the
period 1978–88, it is one of the three routes of the Honshū-Shikoku
Bridge Project connecting Honshū and Shikoku islands, and the only
one with railroad connections included. At 13.1 kilometers
(8.1 mi), it ranks as the world's longest two-tiered bridge system.
• Crossing the bridge takes about 20 minutes by car or train. The ferry
crossing before the bridge was built took about an hour. The non-
discounted toll from Kojima, Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture on the
Honshu side) to Sakaide (Kagawa Prefecture on the Shikoku side) is
¥3,500, and vice-versa.
2. Awa Jurobe Mansion Puppet
Theater and Museum
Awa Ningyo Joruri is a traditional performance art of
Tokushima using puppets made of cypress wood. The
lifelike movement of the dolls combined with traditional
music is a unique entertainment experience. Adults: 400
yen, High school/College students: 300 yen, Elementary
school/Junior high school students: 200 yen
3. Ritsurin Garden
• This beautiful park was awarded three stars in
the Michelin Green Guide Japan! The 75-
hectare park features six ponds, thirteen
hills, a waterfall, plum, cherry, and pine
trees, a bamboo forest, a tea house, and
more. It’s really close to Seto-Ōhashi
4. Shikoku Mura Village
• Slip back in time to the period between the
1600s and the early 1900s! Old traditional
houses were transported and re-built here to
create an outdoor museum where visitors can
experience the old way of life. 8:30-17:00
(closes at 16:30 during November through
March) Adults: 800 yen, High school students:
500 yen, Elementary school/Junior high school
students: 300 yen. It’s close to Ritsurin garden.
A bit further east.
5. Matsuyama Castle
• This beautiful castle is a designated Important
Cultural Property of Japan and also received
two stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan!
Try on a set of armor for free and find out
what it feels like to be in the shoes of a feudal
warlord. Adults: 500 yen, Elementary school
students: 150 yen.
6. Seto-ohashi Tower
• The tower stands in Seto-ohashi Memorial Park. Visitors
can enjoy 360-degree panoramic view from its observation
room, which moves up to 108 meters above the ground.
• 9:00 – 17:00
• Open 365 days
• Price / Fee:
• 800 yen
• Take the bus for Higashiyama Museum from JR Sakaide
Station (20 minutes bus ride)