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Shodoshima Island Full-Day Customized tour

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Shodoshima, the second-largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, offers not only stunning natural beauty but also a rich culinary heritage. With 400-year-old soy sauce breweries, traditional somen noodle production, and renowned sesame oil and olive-related products, the island presents a unique gastronomic experience. Come and discover the charm and flavors of Shodoshima for yourself.

Kagawa Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
10:00 AM

Meeting Point

Tonosho port ( or Ikeda port)

10:30 AM

Angel road (It changes due to the low tide time for crossing Angel Road.)

You can walk across the sand road twice a day at low tide, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It is said that if you walk across holding the hand of your special person, an angel will descend and grant your wish.

11:40 AM

The Olive Garden

Perched on a gentle slope with stunning views of the Seto Inland Sea, Shodoshima's Olive Garden is a serene escape offering great food and beautiful scenery. At Olive Palace RestleA, taste Shodoshima's best dishes like hishiodon, a local specialty crafted to tantalize the taste buds.

Explore the olive grove, see Isamu Noguchi's sculptures, and enjoy AKARI's light and shadow play at the gallery.

Don't forget to grab a souvenir before you leave!

01:00 PM

Yamaroku soy sauce brewery and a stroll in Soy Sauce Village

Welcome to Soy Sauce Village in Shodoshima, where tradition and flavor intertwine to create a unique culinary experience! Here, the art of soy sauce production has been perfected over 400 years, using traditional methods and kioke wooden barrels. What sets Shodoshima's soy sauce apart is its rich history and dedication to preserving time-honored techniques.

Did you know that only 1% of Japan's soy sauce is brewed in kioke barrels, and Shodoshima produces over one-third of that? Take a fascinating tour of the breweries, starting with the renowned Yamaroku brewery, to witness firsthand the meticulous process behind this iconic condiment.

But the adventure doesn't stop there! Many breweries in Soy Sauce Village offer a delightful array of treats infused with soy sauce flavors, including soy sauce soft-serve ice cream. As you explore the area, why not indulge your taste buds with this unique delicacy?

And if you're up for more enchantment, allow me to introduce you to the Olive Fairy in Soy Sauce Village. This delightful character embodies the charm and spirit of the village, adding an extra touch of magic to your visit.

Come and immerse yourself in the rich heritage and flavors of Soy Sauce Village, where every taste tells a story and every moment is a delight for the senses.

02:00 PM

Nakabu-an somen noodle factory

As you wander through Soy Sauce Village on Shodoshima Island, delve into a culinary adventure rich in tradition. Learn about somen noodles, a local specialty with over 400 years of history, as you explore the village's quaint streets. Experience the hand-stretching process and sample nama-somen, the fresh variety. Join a hands-on noodle-making session at a local factory, where you'll learn to shape dough with chopsticks. Let the flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce captivate your senses, offering a taste of Shodoshima's culinary heritage! (reservation required)

03:30 PM

Morikuni sake brewery

Discover the charming café nestled within the renovated 70-year-old factory of Shodoshima Shuzo, the island's sole sake brewery. Step into a world where local ingredients blend seamlessly with Japanese sake and sake lees, creating a culinary experience like no other.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with original desserts, such as the highly recommended "Amazake Drink" infused with seasonal fruits from the island. Experience the delicate balance of sweetness and acidity, enhanced by the aroma of amazake.

Embark on a journey of discovery and savor the new dimensions of Japanese sake at Morikuni sake brewery.

They also serve dishes lovingly crafted by local grandmothers, including the popular "Brewer's Meal," featuring hearty fare made with sake lees. Warm your soul with dishes like sake lees miso soup, highlighting the island's bounty.

04:00 PM

Terraced Rice Fields in the mountain (Nakayama Senmaida)

In the heart of Shodoshima's Nakayama district lies Nakayama Senmaida, a special place selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Terraced Rice Fields. Here, you'll find approximately 800 terraced fields of varying sizes, creating a stunning mosaic of beauty.


Nakayama Senmaida breathes with the tradition of rice cultivation, utilizing pure mountain spring water to irrigate the fields. This sight is truly mesmerizing, with the terraced fields reflecting the ever-changing sky above.


At the center of Senmaida sits the Nakayama Rural Kabuki Stage, designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan. This stage, crafted in the traditional thatched-roof style, has been cherished by the Nakayama community for over 300 years. Here, locals come together every early October to perform traditional Kabuki, including actors, narrators, and stagehands, all from the area.


Following extensive preservation efforts, the Nakayama Rural Kabuki Stage will reopen for visitors in the spring of 2024, offering a fresh opportunity to experience this cherished cultural tradition.

04:30 PM

Art works and souvenir shop at Tonosho port

On Shodoshima Island, some artworks for the Setouchi International Art Festival are located near Tonosho Port. We also have a variety of souvenir shops offering local specialties, so let me introduce them to you. We can adjust the end time to match your boat schedule. For those who have another day to explore Shodoshima, I'll be happy to provide advice on island activities until the time of my departure.

Ending Point

Tonosho port

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What‘s included

planning your itinerary and making reservations, guide fee

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide)

lunch and drink (you and the guide)

Nakabu-an somen experience :1200JPY/ person,

somen tasting 700JPY/person,

(10AM~2PM)

Olive oil tasting and blending: 1500JPY/person,

cable car one-way: regular season 1300JPY/p, high season1500JPY/p

Admission fee for Twenty-Four Eyes movie studio and Branch School in the Cape / 1000JPY/p

Tour Important Information

Nakabu-an somen noodle factory is closed on Wednesday and Thursday.


Morikuni sake brewery is closed on Thursday. I will suggest alternative tour spots if your tour day falls on Wed or Thu.


Enhance your trip with a touch of literary charm by exploring two captivating books: "KiKi’s Delivery Service", the classic that inspired the beloved animated film, and "Twenty-four Eyes", a bestseller depicting life on Shodoshima around WWⅡ. These reads will undoubtedly add excitement to your journey!

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Simon W.

Simon W.

5 / 5
Mar 17, 2024

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