About Kagawa
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.

Things to Do in Kagawa

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Time Out in Naoshima

A reflection of time and space

Shikoku Pilgrimage's Mairi Path

Old Tiger Henro Part 11: Temples 71-77

Marugame's Nakatsu Banshoen

An impressive garden hidden in Kagawa Prefecture

Fancy A Fan?

Marugame uchiwa

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Naoshima Island

An artistic escape

Torii's awesome!

Zentsuji Temple

Birthplace of Ohenro

Nice work here, Anna!

Winter Fantasy in Mannou Park

One of the largest scale illuminations in Shikoku area

Looks great!!!

Winter Illumination in Mannou Park

One of the largest scale illuminations in Shikoku area

Nice -- how about for 2017?