Shodoshima Island 1-Day Tour with Ferry and Private Car Package from Kansai

Shodoshima is the second-largest island in the Seto Inland Sea and one of the region’s most popular destinations for travelers looking to explore the Inland Sea archipelago. The island is noted for its distinctive food culture, which reflects Shodoshima’s comparatively mild climate and its location near major shipping lanes. Traditional specialties include soy sauce and long, thin somen noodles, while olives are a more recent addition.

・Move to Shodoshima island by Jumbo Ferry from Kobe (Round trip, tickets included)
・Sightseeing by private taxi with driver ( 6 hours ) at Shodoshima island.
*Communication with Pocket Talk
・Visit the following sightseeing spots:
◆Kankakei Vallay Ropeway
◆Nakayama Senmaida
◆Angel Road
◆Shodoshima Olive Park

* Duration: 21 to 22 hours
* Starts: Kobe, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Shodoshima is the second-largest island in the Seto Inland Sea and one of the region’s most popular destinations for travelers looking to explore the Inland Sea archipelago. The island is noted for its distinctive food culture, which reflects Shodoshima’s comparatively mild climate and its location near major shipping lanes. Traditional specialties include soy sauce and long, thin somen noodles, while olives are a more recent addition.

・Move to Shodoshima island by Jumbo Ferry from Kobe (Round trip, tickets included)
・Sightseeing by private taxi with driver ( 6 hours ) at Shodoshima island.
*Communication with Pocket Talk
・Visit the following sightseeing spots:
◆Kankakei Vallay Ropeway
◆Nakayama Senmaida
◆Angel Road
◆Shodoshima Olive Park

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kobe, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Kinki

Depart from Kobe Sannomiya Ferry Terminal by Jambo Ferry (Ticket included) , Stay one night at Ferry and arrival at Shodoshima lsland in early morning.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Shodo-shima, Shodo-shima, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku

Sightseeing by Private Taxi after breakfast for 6 hours

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Olive Garden, 2171 Nishimura, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun 761-4434 Kagawa Prefecture

Shodoshima is the birth place of olive cultivation in Japan. The island’s Mediterranean climate made it an ideal place for growing olives, which was first succeeded in 1908. Since then the island has been a top producer of Japanese olives and olive oil, and has earned Shodoshima the nickname “Olive Island”.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kankakei Gorge, Kankakedori, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun 761-4433 Kagawa Prefecture

The Kankakei Gorge (寒霞渓) is a breathtaking ravine at the center of Shodoshima Island. It is ranked as one of Japan’s three most beautiful gorges and becomes particularly spectacular during the autumn color season which usually takes place in the second half of November.

A ropeway runs the length of the gorge between a rather basic lower station and a more developed upper station with a souvenir shop and restaurant. Both stations can be reached by car and offer parking lots. The upper station is near Shodoshima’s highest peak and has observation decks with nice panoramic views over the gorge, the island and the Seto Inland Sea.

In addition to the ropeway, two hiking trails lead between the two stations. They are easy but steep trails that run mostly through the forest. The western trail is roughly two kilometers long and takes about one hour uphill or 30-45 minutes downhill. The eastern trail does not follow the ropeway as closely and is about three kilometers long.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nakayama Senmaida, Nakayama, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun 761-4303 Kagawa Prefecture

Nestled up against the mountains in Shodoshima’s interior are the Senmaida or “one thousand rice fields”. Seemingly hundreds of terraced rice fields are built into the surrounding hills, creating a beautiful rural sight. In the nearby village stands an outdoor kabuki stage on which local kabuki plays have been performed since the Edo Period.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Angel Road, Ashima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun 761-4100 Kagawa Prefecture

A mysterious sand road that appears mysteriously in the middle of the ocean
 The sand road appears and disappears with the high and low tides. There are four islands connected from Bentenjima, which is next to Shodoshima.
You can walk across the sand road twice a day at low tide, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It is said that if you walk across holding the hand of your special person, an angel will descend and grant your wish. This site is recognized as one of Japan’s ‘Lovers Holy Lands’, a romantic spot just right for proposing.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sakate Port, Sakate, Shodoshima, Shozu District, Kagawa 761-4425, Japan

Ferry from Sakate port (Shodoshima island) to Kobe (Tiicket included)

Duration: 5 hours