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Shodoshima Island

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We visited Shodoshima Island for few days in May 2022. It is one of the rare places in Japan where they produce Olive oil. Beautiful Olive park and gardens to visit. It is famous as well for its soy sauce and there is also a museum about it. It is a small island to enjoy by car or bicycle.

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Shōdoshima or Shōdo Island is an island located in the Inland Sea of Japan. The name means "Island of Small Beans". There are two towns on the island: Tonoshō and Shōdoshima, composing the district of Shōzu.
The island is famous as the setting for the novel Twenty-Four Eyes and its subsequent film adaptations. The island was the first area of Japan to successfully grow olives, and it is sometimes known as "Olive Island".
Shōdoshima is part of Kagawa Prefecture and is located north of the prefectural capital Takamatsu. It has an area of 153.30 km2 and a coastline of 126 km. It is the 23rd largest island in Japan, and the second largest in the Seto Inland Sea.
Shōdoshima is home to Dofuchi Strait, the world's narrowest strait, 9.93 meters at its narrowest.
Frequent ferries run to the island from Takamatsu, Himeji, Teshima and Okayama. Ferries run infrequently to Osaka and Kōbe as well.
The windmill in Shodoshima Olive Park was presented to Shōdo Island by the Greek island of Milos. Milos is Shōdoshima's sister island.
Angel Road connects smaller islands to Shōdoshima at low tide.

© PHOTOS BY JC DUMONT

Shodoshima island

View from the hotel room

Shodoshima island

View from the hotel room

Shodoshima island

View from Olive Park

Shodoshima island

The Greek windmill in the Olive Park

Shodoshima island

Angel road at low tide

Shodoshima island

Angel road at low tide

Shodoshima island

In the Olive park

Shodoshima island

In the Olive park

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