Shōdoshima - Island of Small Beans, 23rd largest island in Japan

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Japan, 〒761-4661 Kagawa, Shozu District, Tonosho, 銀波浦


+81 879-62-7000

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 islandTonoshō and Shōdoshima, composing the district of Shōzu. The island was the first area of Japan to successfully grow olives, and it is sometimes known as "Olive Island".

Shōdoshima is the 23rd largest island in Japan, and the second largest in the Seto Inland Sea. It is home to Dofuchi Strait, the world's narrowest strait, 9.93 m (32.58 ft) 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.

Shōdoshima is a popular destination for domestic tourism in Japan. In addition to natural features such as the Dobuchi Strait, the Angel Road, Shōdoshima Olive Park and the Kanka Gorge, Shōdoshima is famous as the setting for the antiwar novel Twenty-Four Eyes, written by the native author Sakae Tsuboi and later turned twice into a film (1954 and 1987), as well as a television special. [source]




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