Shodoshima Island: Meiro no machi (Maze Town) etc.

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Ehime and Kagawa Prefecture for 4 days and 3 nights. In this article, I will write about Meiro no machi (Maze Town), Hosai Ozaki Memorial Museum, Saikoji Temple and Dofuchi Strait.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Ozu City part 1: Old town (Related article)
* Ozu City part 2: Garyu Sanso and Ozu Castle (Related article)
* Shimonada: Shimonada station (Related article)
* Imabari City: Imabari Castle etc. (Related article)
* Shimanami Kaido: Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge (Related article)
* Shodoshima Island part 1: Nijushi no Hitomi Movie Village (Related article)
* Shodoshima Island part 2: Shodoshima Olive Park (Related article)
* Shodoshima Island part 3: Angel Road (Related article)
* Shodoshima Island part 4: Meiro no machi (Maze Town) etc. (This article)
* Matsuyama City: Tram, Botchan train and Mikyan (Related article)

[Travel Dates]
2015.07.25 – 28

[Main Part]

This is the final article about Shodoshima Island and a series of the travel to Ehime and Kagawa Prefecture. In addition to Nijushi no Hitomi Movie Village, Shodoshima Olive Park and Angel Road, I visited several places in Shodoshima Island.

Meiro no machi (Maze Town)

This area hae been called “Meiro no machi (Maze Town)” for many years. This is because alleys were made complicated to protect buildings from sea window. In addition, there were a lot of funny art works along the street.Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 1

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 2

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 3

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 4

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 5

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 6

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 7

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 8

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town) 9

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town), Saikoji Temple 1

Shodoshima Island, Meiro no machi (Maze Town), Saikoji Temple 2

Hosai Ozaki Memorial Museum

Hosai Ozaki is a Japanese poet of the late Meiji and Taisho periods of Japan. He spent his last years in Shodoshima Island.Shodoshima Island, Hosai Ozaki Memorial Museum 1

Shodoshima Island, Hosai Ozaki Memorial Museum 2

Shodoshima Island, Hosai Ozaki Memorial Museum 3

Saikoji Temple

In Meiro no machi (Maze Town), there is a temple named “Saikoji”.Shodoshima Island, Saikoji Temple 1

Shodoshima Island, Saikoji Temple 2

Shodoshima Island, Saikoji Temple 3

Shodoshima Island, Saikoji Temple 4

Shodoshima Island, Saikoji Temple 5

Shodoshima Island, Saikoji Temple 6

Shodoshima Island, Saikoji Temple 7

Dofuchi Strait

The final destination in Shodoshima Island was Dofuchi Strait. This place is recognized in the Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest strait in the world – the narrowest past is 9.93 meter in width.Shodoshima Island, Dofuchi Strait 1

Shodoshima Island, Dofuchi Strait 2

Shodoshima Island, Dofuchi Strait 3

Shodoshima Island, Dofuchi Strait 4

Shodoshima Island, Dofuchi Strait 5

Shodoshima Island, Dofuchi Strait 6

Shodoshima Island, Dofuchi Strait 7

Return home

I left Shodishima Inland and moved to Takamatsu Port.Ferry between Shodoshima Island and Takamatsu

At Takamatsu Port with the art work of “Liminal Air-core-“.Takamatsu Liminal Air-core- 1

Takamatsu Liminal Air-core- 2

Takamatsu Liminal Air-core- 3

I moved to Takamatsu Airport and then returned to Tokyo.Takamatsu AIrport, sunset

[Closing]

So, that’s it for the article about Meiro no machi (Maze Town) etc. in Shodoshima Island. Now I’ve covered a series of the four-day three-night travel to Ehime and Kagawa Prefecture. Originally, I planed to complete this series, but I will write an extra article next time.

[Related Link]
SHODOSHIMA TRAVEL NAVI – INFORMATION (English)


2 Comments

  1. 天気が良かったみたいですね。
    素敵な写真、今回も何度も拝見させていただきました。
    ギネスに認定されている世界一狭い海峡、、、私も渡りました。
    あまり実感がわきませんでしたが(笑)
    改めて写真でみると、かっこいいですね。

    もしまたいく機会があれば、迷路のまちに行って見たいなと思いました!!
    次回も楽しみにしています♪

    1. michi315さんへ
      コメントありがとうございます。michi315さんも土渕海峡へ行かれたことあるのですね。まあ、あそこはどちらか言えば「ナニコレ珍百景」に出てきそうな場所ですが(笑)。また、そこからもほど近い迷路のまちは、オブジェが一体ごとに手作りでそれなりに面白かったですよ。

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