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Megijima Island

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Address: Megi-cho, Takamatsu 760-0092 , Kagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 87-873-0211

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I easily explored this island on foot (it is about twice the size as Ogijima). The somewhat steep yet pleasant road leading up to Washigamine Lookout was better on foot than bike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2014
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Delray Beach, Florida
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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved all the art works here when we visited as part of the Setouchi festival in late July. Had a relaxing ferry trip over from Takamatsu and a lovely walk around. If we had known we would have brought swimming clothes as there were a number of visitors escaping the heat in the sea.

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Hong Kong
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not get a lot of information before going there. One should prepare to go swimming if you get onto the island. It looks like Okinawa. We did not have swimwear and just had a very nice lunch at Beach Cafe.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved Megijima for the Setouchi Triennale. A shop stop from Takamatsu port and a great island to ramble around. So deserted but full of life as well. The art works are great. Not sure they are open all year round but during the Setouchi well worth a visit. Less high-art than Naoshima but just as thrilling.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

I easily explored this island on foot (it is about twice the size as Ogijima). The somewhat steep yet pleasant road leading up to Washigamine Lookout was better on foot than bike (unless you had an electric-assist bike). The views from the top were amazing - Seto Inland Sea and numerous islands. Back near the port there is an interesting... More 

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Takamatsu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This island is relatively modest but has an interesting historical cave sight and during the summer has a choice of places to eat and drank at beside the sea. Small but a 20 minutes hop from Takamatsu, and a good way to experience a taste of the Inland Sea.

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

At the ferry station you can hire bikes. I suggest you pay a little more and get the electric ones - there is a steep hill to climb. We hardly saw another soul and enjoyed cycling around the island. Be careful of some off the less used paths as they were covered in cobwebs. Picked a tangerine from a tree... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

been there for the setouchi triennale. magic place, a mix of old and abandoned and arty charming places. very good organization. the orch cave is fun. I haven't seen proper stores, but restaurants, cafees and beverage autos. be prepared to hike a lot.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great for hiking. Not much else to do. The beach is not for tanning; it is a fishing beach. Important: take food / bento with you. On the top of the mountain, there're very nice picnic tables (great view + tree shades) - near the "mystery cave". These tables have fab locations. There are NO convenient stores on this island.... More 

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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Well worth a visit, especially for the art installations now for the art fest, but also generally- the people were nice and friendly and the entire atmosphere was relaxed and low key. lovely views of the islands around.

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Shimotsuke, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

megijima island is 20 minutes ferry ride from takamatsu in shikoku island (360yen one way). Famous from its ogre cave from momotaro legend, this island would be great to visit during full cherry blossoms. too bad i got here before blossoms, though in north japan the sakura is already in full blossoms..

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