Shodoshima, Japan

Shodoshima is the second largerst island in the Seto Inland Sea.  The name means ‘small bean’ island.1280px-Shodoshima_Olive_Park_Shodo_Island_Japan23bs34

Shodoshima attracts visitors with its Mediterranean atmosphere, offering beaches, resorts, coastal scenery and a mountainous interior with one of Japan’s most celebrated gorges, the Kankakei Gorge.



Shodoshima,-Japan-Monkeys-7The island is famous for its wild monkeys.

21628290Olivean Hotel is a luxury resort, convenient for sightseeing during the Setouchi International Art Festival. It is one of the island’s more elegant hotels.



need to Know

  • Olive park
  • Monkey park
  • Buses, trains and ferries connect this island to Japan’s mainland
  • Soya sauce plant
  • Island hosts several hotels and restaurants
  • Swimming beaches
  • Kankakei Ropeway


To discover more about Shodoshima click here: