Explore Japan on foot
Discover the rich culture of Japan
Shodoshima is located in the Seto Inland Sea and is believed to be one of the birth place of the gods who created Japan. The name literally means “small bean island” which is probably based on the main crop of soy beans back in the Edo Period. Today the name more accurately refers to the olive production though it is still known as an excellent producer of soy sauce.
It's Mediterranean like weather makes it a perfect destiantion for people looking to get out of the city. It is also known for Setouchi Triennale which is a modern art festival that happens every three years. Many of the art is still on permanent display but many have limited access in the winter.