Best Ogijima Island Travel Guide, Kagawa Prefecture

Top things to do in Ogijima Island, Kagawa prefecture, Japan. You can access here in 40 min by ferry (named MEON) from Takamatsu port. The small town has complicated narrow slopes and alleys, and many lovely cats live all around. You can enjoy art works and scenery of Ogijima like an exploration. Then we selected top guides from 'special places to travel in Japan' posted in City's Pride by travelers actually visited there. 


    9 Best Ogijima Island Travel Guide, Kagawa Prefecture

    Walking Ark

    To The Shining Sea Of Setouchi! A Photogenic Art 'Walking Ark'

    We think the most attractive thing of Setouchi Triennale is the fusion of shining sea and arts. Here in Ogi Island, Walking Ark is very popular art that makes us want to take its photos.


    Photogenic Arts You Can Experience With An Adventure In Tangled Alleys

    Ogi-jima Island in Seto Inland Sea has many narrow and tangled slopes like a maze. Let's go ahead in adventure mood and see the photogenic arts exhibited in the old houses in the island.

    Memory Bottle

    Memories Became Illumination Of Art 'Memory Bottle'

    An art work 'Memory Bottle' stuffed photos of islanders in Ogijima, is exhibited like an illumination inside a small warehouse. It's a romantic room of beautiful art made up with lightened and gathered memories.


    A Wonderful Art Of Comfortable Sounds & Shadow Pictures

    In the room of a warm old house, bamboo arts make rhythmical sounds by winds occurred from somewhere. I have no idea what and how makes these sounds. But this wonderful feeling makes us feel relaxed.


    Good Reading Time In Ogi Island. A Library Remodeled From An Old Japanese House

    At Ogi, an isolated island of Takamatsu, a nongovernmental library was born. Holding a coffee in one hand, feel breeze in the island and enjoy the reading time passing slow. Here's a gathering place for islanders, and also people from outside can become familiar easily with this nice place.

    Ogijima Lighthouse

    Ogi Island Lighthouse, One Of The 50 Best Lighthouses In Japan

    Ogi-jima Island Lighthouse is unpainted and made from high quality 'Aji Stone' mined in Kagawa. It's selected as one of the 50 best lighthouses in Japan. The beautiful Seto Inland Sea makes the symbol of Ogi Island more attractive.

    Ogijima Observatory

    Have A Stunning View All To Yourself! The Seascape From A Silent Observatory

    There's an observatory standing alone in the lush greens you finally arrive after 15 or 20 minutes mountain-walking. You can enjoy seeing the beautiful calm Seto Inland Sea with some ferry boats coming and going without any interruption by other people.

    Ogi Port

    The Scenery Of People Going To & Fro And A Shadow Art Changing Every Moment

    This glass architecture is an exchange center and an information desk at Ogi Port. Various letters form the roof, and its shadow changes every moment to create the beautiful scenery of Ogi Island.

    Toyotamahime Shrine

    You Can Meet Cats, Too. A Scenic Shrine Of God For An Easy Delivery

    According to one theory, this shrine enshrined Toyotama-hime who is a grandmother of the first Japanese Emperor Kammu, and known as a god for an easy delivery of baby. The scenery from the shrine is nice and cats living in Ogi-jima Island will give you a balm.

    Ogijima Island

    Ogijima belongs Ogi-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa prefecture. The population is 200, the area is 1.4k㎡ and the circumference is about 5㎞. A community with narrow paths like mazes is characteristic. And this small island is known for many cute cats living there.

    How To Get There

    40 min by ferry boat (named Meon) from Takamatsu Port. Ferry: one-way 510 yen, 6 boats in a day. Confirm the leaving times beforehand. ※Extra boats are prepared during summer and the art festival.

    Means To Explore

    Ogijima has so narrow paths and slopes like a maze that travelers basically move on foot. Or, to go to Ogi Island Lighthouse and Ogijima Observatory which are located a little far from the port, we recommend to rent an electric bicycle.

    Foods and Restaurants

    Diners, cafés and restaurants, and some of them open in old Japanese houses. We introduce Ogijima food in the following. ※Some of them have unsettled regular holidays and some open only weekends, so you need to confirm and make reservations beforehand.

    The Necessary Time To Explore

    Half a day or a whole day. And the same ferry goes to Megijima Island, you can travel in Magijima together.

    Best Things To Do In Megijima Island


    There're some guesthouses and you can stay to enjoy Ogijima to your heart content.

    Madoka (円)Sakura(さくら)

    Other Islands

    We introduce tour guide of isands around Ogijima in the folllowing.

    Shodoshima Island GuideNaoshima Island GuideTeshima Island GuideMegijima Island Guide

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