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Ogijima Island

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Address: Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture
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A feast for your eyes

This island, mostly known for its cats (although we have seen just a few of them) or its Setouchi Art Festival, may be at first glance small and uninteresting as it doesn't have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2016
iris_marron
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Gorizia, Italy
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Gorizia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This island, mostly known for its cats (although we have seen just a few of them) or its Setouchi Art Festival, may be at first glance small and uninteresting as it doesn't have any attractions nor open bars/restaurants or public transportation (except the ferry to Takamatsu and viceversa). However its beauty may surprise you, especially the combination of sea and... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I suggest you to visit this island during the Setouchi International Art Festival which is held every 3 years and the next one will be held this year's autumn. My visit was rather boring although me and my university friends enjoyed the stroll around the island and we also tried to find art installations which was quite fun. It is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We visited in September and although I had high hopes and intended having lunch there, nothing was open. The whole place seemed terribly run down except for the Rock Wall village where work was being done. The paths are steep, there is no public transport and apart from the vending machines, nowhere to buy refreshments except a counter at the... More 

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Kurashiki, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I liked how the art exhibits are in the village and surrounding areas. But it is really taxing to pay for an entrance fee in most exhibits. Which could cost you Y300-500 each. I'd gladly just walk around the island and see interesting art and facade. Also path leading to the Ogijima Lighthouse can be confusing as there is almost... More 

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

A beautifull Nice island at 40mn from takamatsu. And we ate in the restaurant on the left when you quit the port, the tempura were very good and fiched by the owner I m not sure you Can swim in the Iland

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seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friendly people meets on walking of little island with the narrowest streets . Trees are good.

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Takamatsu, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ogijima is beautiful, fun, quiet. It has great art, wonderful landscape (be it the village itself or the views of the Seto Inland Sea) and above all, some of the nicest people I have ever met. If you visit only one island in the area, it should be Ogijima.

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

Just 35 minutes by ferry from the pier in Takamatsu, this tiny island might well be in the middle of the Pacific. I walked on a paved pathway to visit the interesting granite lighthouse. Even though there was a wire fence across the road/path it was not locked. The hilly town is most charming with high stone walls forming canyons... More 

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

been here for the setouchi triennale, oct 2013. simply beautiful. beautiful settings, beautiful art pieces. dleicious narrow streets and the view is great!

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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This charming little island with the narrowest streets and friendly people is one of my favorite places in Japan. We arrived on Dec 31st, most things were closed but it was still worth just strolling around - the atmosphere is enchanting. a must.

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