When you arrive in Kagawa after a lengthy day of travel the last thing you want to do is run around trying to find your hotel, make sure it is close enough to where you want to go, and that nearby restaurants that suit you are accessible.
Our mission is to make your time in Kagawa unforgettable, but in all the good ways a great journey is supposed to be.
On this site we will be updating the best information we can gather for accommodations, good restaurants that are easy to access for English language speakers, and information on historical and cultural places that have not yet made it into most tour books. Kagawa is a place full of surprises and is very much an untouched and undiscovered part of Japan. Your escape from the concrete labyrinths of the big cities is over. We want to show you a calmer paced Japan, full of art, culture, food, leisure, and enjoyment.
You will see on this site a set of pages at the top menu bar. From here will be the quick guides to the places, restaurants, shopping, and other amenities you need when you travel. The blog will have new updates and information that goes more in depth, and I’ll do my best to cross link everything so you can find what you are looking for more easily.
You may ask… “Why did you make this site, Mark?”
You see, while I am not Japanese and am not a citizen, my kids are. They were born here. They go to school here. They play with friends here. Kagawa is not my prefecture, but it is for my kids. I want them to grow up in a place that is economically growing and prosperous. I want them, and their friends, to always stay in this untouched part of Japan, rather than thinking of how to move to Tokyo or Osaka when they graduate high school. Our mission is to make Kagawa, and all its really great features, a bit more accessible to visitors who are interested in Kagawa and want to experience an authentic and original Japanese place, complete with all the sounds and smells and textures that come with it.
The great tourist destinations of Japan are great places to visit, for sure. But the proximity between visitors and the cultural sights and experiences here in Kagawa is closer. It is more intimate, and more friendly. You can feel a part of something that is new and interesting, rather than view it from afar, held back by ropes and told to stay on the paved path. Here you can touch the trees, smell the incense, and feel the cherry blossoms on your face. I think that is a beautiful thing, and I think that these experiences are the reasons why people come to Japan in the first place.
I may not be from here, but I love Kagawa. It’s my home. And I really would like you to see how cool my home is too.
If there are things that you discover about Kagawa, or any part of Shikoku that you think we should have here, please let me know. I would very much like this site to be a place that highlights cool places and interesting people, and to also be a communal well from which anyone can get information and advice about how to make their journey to Japan something incredible.
Let me know how we are doing, and what we can do better! Email anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org