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'''Shōdo Island''' (小豆島 / Shōdo-shima) is the second largest island located in the [[Seto Inland Sea|Inland Sea of Japan]]. The name means literally "Island of Azuki bean (Small Beans". There are two towns on the island: Tonoshō and Shodoshima, comprising the district of Shozu District, Kagawa. It can also be reached from Okayama and Himeji in Hyogo.
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Shōdo-shima is a popular destination for domestic tourism with natural features such as the Dobuchi Strait, the Angel Road, Shōdoshima Olive Park and the Kankakei Gorge (|寒霞渓 / Kanka-kei), Shōdo-shima is famous as the setting for the antiwar novel Twenty-Four Eyes (二十四の瞳 /Nijūshi no Hitomi).
  
{{nihongo|'''Shōdo Island'''|小豆島|Shōdo-shima}} is the second largest island located in the [[Seto Inland Sea|Inland Sea]] of [[Japan]]. The name means literally "Island of [[Azuki bean|Small Beans]]". There are two towns on the island: [[Tonoshō, Kagawa|Tonoshō]] and [[Shodoshima, Kagawa|Shōdoshima]], comprising the district of [[Shozu District, Kagawa|Shōzu]]. It can also be reached from Okayama and Himeji in Hyogo.
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Shōdo-shima is also known for its olives, soy sauce, wild monkeys, and beaches. In addition, tourists are attracted to a miniature version of the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage.
  
Shōdo-shima is a popular destination for domestic tourism with natural features such as the Dobuchi Strait, the Angel Road, Shōdoshima Olive Park and the {{nihongo|Kankakei Gorge|寒霞渓|Kanka-kei}}, Shōdo-shima is famous as the setting for the antiwar novel {{nihongo|''[[Twenty-Four Eyes]]''|二十四の瞳|Nijūshi no Hitomi}}.
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The island is also famous for being the first in Japan to successfully cultivate olives. Olive trees proliferate on the island and olive-related merchandise is quite popular with tourists.  
 
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Shōdo-shima is also known for its olives, soy sauce, wild monkeys, and beaches. In addition, tourists are attracted to a miniature version of the 88-temple [[Shikoku Pilgrimage]].
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The island is also famous for being the first in Japan to successfully cultivate olives. Olive trees proliferate on the island and olive-related merchandise is quite popular with tourists. [[Milos]], [[Greece]] is Shōdo-shima's sister island.
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===By boat===
Shodoshima can be reached by boat from [[Uno]], [[Okayama]] Shin-Okayama Port, [[Himeji]] in Hyogo (both in Honshu) and from [[Takamatsu]] (Shikoku).   
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Shodoshima can be reached by boat from Uno, [[Okayama]] Shin-Okayama Port, [[Himeji]] in Hyogo (both in Honshu) and from [[Takamatsu]] (Shikoku).   
  
 
From [[Okayama]], a stop on the San'yo shinkansen, there are local trains directly to Uno (65 minutes) or you can take a bus to Shin-Okayama Port.
 
From [[Okayama]], a stop on the San'yo shinkansen, there are local trains directly to Uno (65 minutes) or you can take a bus to Shin-Okayama Port.
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[[Image:Kankakei02s3200.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Kankakei on [[Shōdoshima]] in the [[Seto Inland Sea|Inland Sea]]]]
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Kankakei on Shōdoshima in the [[Seto Inland Sea|Inland Sea]]
The [[gorge]] of {{nihongo|'''Kankakei'''|寒霞渓|Kanka-kei}} is a [[Cultural Properties of Japan|nationally-designated]] [[Monuments of Japan|Place of Scenic Beauty]] on the island of [[Shōdo Island|Shōdo-shima]], [[Kagawa Prefecture]], [[Japan]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.bunka.go.jp/bsys/maindetails.asp?register_id=401&item_id=2505 |title=神懸山 (寒霞渓) |publisher=[[Agency for Cultural Affairs]] |accessdate=12 February 2012}}</ref> Part of the [[Setonaikai National Park]], the heights rise to 812 m.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/nps/park/parks/setonaikai_7.html |title=Introducing places of interest: Setonaikai National Park (Kagawa Prefecture) |publisher=[[Ministry of the Environment (Japan)|Ministry of the Environment]] |accessdate=12 February 2012}}</ref> In 1927 Kankakei was selected as one of the [[100 Landscapes of Japan (Shōwa era)|100 Landscapes of Japan]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.env.go.jp/nature/ari_kata/shiryou/031208-4-3.pdf |title=日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容 |publisher=[[Ministry of the Environment (Japan)|Ministry of the Environment]] |accessdate=12 February 2012}}</ref>
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The [[gorge]] of {{nihongo|'''Kankakei'''|寒霞渓|Kanka-kei}} is a [[Cultural Properties of Japan|nationally-designated]] [[Monuments of Japan|Place of Scenic Beauty]]. Part of the [[Setonaikai National Park]], the heights rise to 812 m.  In 1927 Kankakei was selected as one of the [[100 Landscapes of Japan (Shōwa era)|100 Landscapes of Japan]].
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Shōdoshima Olive Park
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[[WikiPedia: Shōdo Island]]

Revision as of 06:31, 4 May 2012

Shōdo Island (小豆島 / Shōdo-shima) is the second largest island located in the Inland Sea of Japan. The name means literally "Island of Azuki bean (Small Beans". There are two towns on the island: Tonoshō and Shodoshima, comprising the district of Shozu District, Kagawa. It can also be reached from Okayama and Himeji in Hyogo.

Shōdo-shima is a popular destination for domestic tourism with natural features such as the Dobuchi Strait, the Angel Road, Shōdoshima Olive Park and the Kankakei Gorge (|寒霞渓 / Kanka-kei), Shōdo-shima is famous as the setting for the antiwar novel Twenty-Four Eyes (二十四の瞳 /Nijūshi no Hitomi).

Shōdo-shima is also known for its olives, soy sauce, wild monkeys, and beaches. In addition, tourists are attracted to a miniature version of the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage.

The island is also famous for being the first in Japan to successfully cultivate olives. Olive trees proliferate on the island and olive-related merchandise is quite popular with tourists.

Contents

Get in

By boat

Shodoshima can be reached by boat from Uno, Okayama Shin-Okayama Port, Himeji in Hyogo (both in Honshu) and from Takamatsu (Shikoku).

From Okayama, a stop on the San'yo shinkansen, there are local trains directly to Uno (65 minutes) or you can take a bus to Shin-Okayama Port.

Get around

Rental bicycles

Local bus

The Kankakei Ropeway (寒霞渓ロープウェイ Kankakei Rōpuwei?) is a Japanese aerial lift line in Shōdoshima, Kagawa. It runs through Kankakei, a gorge on Shōdoshima Island. The gorge is known for its unique view, made by diastrophisms and erosions.

See

Kankakei on Shōdoshima in the Inland Sea The gorge of Template:Nihongo is a nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty. Part of the Setonaikai National Park, the heights rise to 812 m. In 1927 Kankakei was selected as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan.

Dobuchi Strait

Angel Road

Shōdoshima Olive Park

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

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