It is one thing to make a blog and website, but  in this case, Come to Kagawa does not exist in the a vacuum. There are lots of people who have been in the business of promoting Kagawa Prefecture long before I ever showed up. There is a LOT of great information available about the things to see and do here. Of course, I promise to do my best to keep ahead of the pack, and make THIS site of particular interest to keep you coming back for more and more, but here are some important links to check out!

http://www.my-kagawa.jp/eg/

This is the official Kagawa Prefectural Tourism Association Site. It is not a bad place to start looking around at what Kagawa has to offer. The style of the English site is not as smooth as one might hope, but I like that there is a ton of information here for you to check out.

http://sanuki-kanko.jp/english/index.html

A cute, and I mean VERY cute website about Sanuki City. Nice, a few photos to check out. Sanuki is the final part of the 88 Buddhist pilgrimage, and home to a few very wonderful and simply must-visit temples in the area. Highly recommended.

http://wwwtb.mlit.go.jp/shikoku/88navi/en/#http://wwwtb.mlit.go.jp/shikoku/88navi/en/

An absolutely gorgeous website promoting the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage. The photos are stunning and it is very professionally designed. Check it out and BEHOLD!

http://www.tourismshikoku.org

Excellent website about the whole island of Shikoku. Lots of information, lots of photos, and lots of good stuff to check out!

http://walkingmylife.weebly.com

I like this website a lot. This is the story of a gentleman from England who walked the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage. The site is very nicely designed and has a very personal feel to it. Well done!

http://www.shikokupilgrimage.com

Here is another account of the Shikoku Pilgrimage by someone who, also from England, did it on bicycle. A wonderful account of the experience. Great photos added throughout. Check it out.

http://www.shikokuhenrotrail.com/index.html

One of the most in-depth English websites about the O-henro experience on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Very interesting. I have to read this website in sessions. There is THAT much material here. Great work!!

http://www.chonta.sakura.ne.jp/henro/henro02.htm

This website is quite neat. Written by a Japanese person in English we get a very nice sense of the experience of walking and visiting the temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Not in the tone of a tour book, but human, made with the most basic web design software, and simply elegant. Love it.

http://setouchi-artfest.jp/en/

The Setouchi Art Festival is THIS YEAR. So, here is the website that will start to send you on your way through the islands and the art exhibits. Dig in, there is LOTS to see!

http://www.i-pal.or.jp/profile/tourism.html

No list of links would be proper without one to IPAL. When I first came to Kagawa I went to the IPAL building to see what was available for foreigners coming to the area. This is their official website.

http://www.art-takamatsu.com

An excellent, and I mean, simply excellent website about the Art and sites to see here in Kagawa prefecture. Authors, and long-term foreign residents, Pat Scanlon and Cathy Hirano, take you all over the place with great insights as to what to see and do here. The great thing about Pat is that he is really a “no nonsense” kind of “tell it like it is” kind of guy. He is also the first expat I met when I arrived here, so I am particularly fond of him. Pat’s great encouragements over the years has been greatly appreciated, and there are a good number of expats who owe him a debt of gratitude. Kind, thoughtful, and supportive. That is Pat. Cathy Hirano, I met only once, but she was tremendously kind and thoughtful when we chatted. I was very much struck by how calm she is, and deeply intelligent. Above all of that, she also simply radiated kindness. Between the two of these writers you can bet you will get very helpful and insightful information about what to do and see here. Check this site out please. Here is Cathy’s own blog too: http://cathy.ashita-sanuki.jp

As of February 8th, 2016, all the links seem to be working. If they drop out over time I will do my best to update this page. In the meantime, thanks again for coming by friends and neighbours!

All the best,
Mark