Kagawa Prefecture is located in the center of Setonaikai National Park, which was the first national park in Japan. Although it is the smallest prefecture in Japan, it has various attractions such as "food", "history" and "culture." In addition, it is a comfortable prefecture that is blessed with a warm climate with less disasters, and is in harmony with convenience and the natural environment. The Setouchi Triennale, a contemporary modern art festival held every three years, is attracting attentions not only from Japan but also from overseas.
Climate (temperature / precipitation)
Source：Japan Metrogical Agency
Blessed with the sunny weather of the Seto Inland Sea, the warm climate throughout the four seasons is ideal as a living environment. The amount of snowfall is small and there is almost no snowfall in the plains.
Cost of living
Foods recommended by locals
Sanuki udon (Kagawa udon noodles)
"Sanuki udon" has been loved by people both inside and outside the prefecture. Its features are the firmness of the glossy noodles and the smooth texture. There are more than 600 udon restaurants in the prefecture, offering unique udon noodles that make use of the blessings of nature, such as wheat, salt; and, outstanding techniques to product soup stock from soy sauce and iriko (dried sardine).
Honetsukitori (Bone-in chicken)
It is a local gourmet that represents Kagawa prefecture which made by baking chicken bones and thighs, and is popular with a wide range of people from small children to the elderly. There are two types of Honetsukitori: one is juicy and chewy, and the other is soft and easy to eat. Spicy seasoning is one of the features of Honetsukitori.
Famous places / spots recommended by locals
As a national special place of scenic beauty, it conveys the taste of the daimyo garden. You can enjoy "one-step-one-beauty" as the scenery changes step by step, with 6 ponds and 13 artificial hills arranged in detail with Mt. Shiun as the backdrop. It is listed as the highest rated three-star in "Michelin Green Guide Japan" and has also received high acclaim from overseas.
If there is no wind during low tide and the water surface does not ruffle, the tide pool will give you a mirror-like view of the sky, just like the "Uyuni Salt-lake" in South America. The beautiful sunset over the calm Seto Inland Sea, which spreads beyond the shallow sandy beach, has been selected as one of the "100 Best Sunsets in Japan".