ABOUT THE RESTAURANT
The refurbished main building is Cultural Property and was originally a soy sauce brewery. The cuisine features specially selected ingredients from the Seto Inland area and freshly harvested vegetables in soy-fragrant dishes.
Time: Lunch: 12:00~15:00
Closed: Lunch only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Est. Cost: Lunch: From 3,500yen~ (tax not included)
Dinner: From 7,500yen~ (tax not included)
*Advance reservations required.
ABOUT THE ISLAND
The second largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, Shodoshima belongs to Kagawa Prefecture, but is easily accessible from ferries running from Okayama Prefecture as well.
Shodoshima boasts several nice beaches, hot spring resorts, and beautiful coastal scenery on the exterior of the island, with a mountainous interior. Some of the sights on the interior of the island include the famous Olive Park, Kankakei Gorge and ropeway, and a monkey park.
Gourmands will enjoy touring a soy sauce museum to learn about the 400-year-old tradition of making soy products on the island. Sesame seed oil and olive products are also well-known items from the region. Popular sightseeing destinations on the exterior of the island include a soy sauce factory, and Angel Road, a sandbar that visitors can walk along at low tide to reach a small island (see SmartTour code SM-KAG-010).
Shodoshima is part of the Setouchi International Art Triennale; as such, several permanent installations of contemporary art are on view to visitors. The artwork creates a wonderful contrast between the modern and the traditional as well as the natural and man-made.