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Ogijima Island

Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture
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Lovely island ...

Laid back island with a village set on the slopes facing the port. Lovely place to be walking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
Unhurried charm

It was a rainy Monday, galleries on Naoshima were closed for the day, so we opted for Ogishima... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Deb B
Fremantle, Australia
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Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Laid back island with a village set on the slopes facing the port. Lovely place to be walking around the windy, hilly streets. But the main draw for me was the amazing lighthouse about 30 minutes' walk away from the village. I have always loved...More

Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy Monday, galleries on Naoshima were closed for the day, so we opted for Ogishima. This was low season, a couple of weeks before Golden Week so yes, not much was open. If not for the sustaining plain soba served at the...More

1  Thank Deb B
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were there for the Setouchi Triannale and I found the island is very charming, it is very nice for a half day excursion, combined with Megijima for example.

2  Thank tizibcn
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A delightful island to visit as part of the Setouchi festival . Lots of steep walk and beautiful vistas. We had an impromptu lunch of traditional food cooked by locals down at the wharf. Also visited a peaceful coffee shop in a quiet alley up...More

1  Thank SydneyAnnie
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Ogijima is not as popular as Shodoshima or Naoshima, but it also has a great source of art exhibits. There's no direct ferry to the island, but the ferry runs from Takamatsu to Megijima, and then Ogijima. It is a small island, so it will...More

1  Thank miyavicty
Reviewed 12 August 2016

As we had an extra day in Takamatsu and the hotel was just opposite the ferry pier, so we decided to hop to Ogijima. There are a lot of exhibits on the island, but be prepared to walk up the slopes and the ferry schedule:...More

Thank TWHK
Reviewed 4 May 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...More

3  Thank iris_marron
Reviewed 4 January 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...More

Thank deyadeya
Reviewed 26 September 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...More

1  Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 17 September 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...More

Thank ChiMimura
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2 May 2015|
Response from Yusuke H |
You can get Ogijima by ferry or passenger ship. The ships leave from Takamatsu port near by Takamatsu station.
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