Shodoshima is the second largerst island in the Seto Inland Sea. The name means ‘small bean’ island.
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.
The island is famous for its wild monkeys.
Olivean 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
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