The Inland Sea 

  • Published on : 31/07/2017
  • by : Japan Experience
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Travel in Shikoku: Honshu to Shikoku by boat

As Japan is made up of so many islands, it is naturally home to an extensive network of ferry routes. Crossing the Inland Sea by boat, you will be able to admire the stunning scenery of its coast and its thousands of islands.

Kobe to Takamatsu

Jumbo Ferry offers a service from Kobe to Takamatsu with a frequency of 4 per day. The journey takes 5 hours (¥3500 for a passenger, ¥6000 for a car).

Wakayama to Tokushima

There are 8 ferries per day and the crossing takes 2 hours (2nd class: ¥2000, 1st class: ¥2500, car ¥9500).

Kobe

Kobe

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Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Kobe, Takamatsu, Wakayama can be reached by train and a Japan Rail Pass.

  • Shodo Island

Shodo Island, which can be reached from Takamatsu, as well as Okayama and Uno. It is the second largest island. Most Japanese know one thing about Shodo  it is the only place in Japan whereolives are grown. The island has some ne scenery, including a gorge inhabited by monkeys, but best of all are the beautiful views out to sea.

  • Naoshima Island

Naoshima Island is known for its many contemporary art museums. For example, the Chichu, which houses a number of installations by James Turrell, Walter De Maria, and paintings by Claude Monet. Another contemporary museum (and hotel) is Benesse House, designed by Tadao Ando. There is also the James Bond Museum, inspired by the island being used as one of the settings for the 2002 Bond novel. The Man with the Red Tattoo by Raymond Benson. Boats leave for Naoshima from Uno Port.

Naoshima

Naoshima

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