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Ogijima (男木島), brother island of nearby Megijima, is found in the Seto Inland Sea, a slow-paced 40 minute ferry ride from Takamatsu. Home to around 150 people, the island is just two kilometers long and one kilometer wide.

Ogijima is essentially a set of mountains poking out of the sea, with a single village and ferry terminal on the southern end and a lighthouse at the northern end separated by a forested interior. Visitors can walk to the lighthouse and its small accompanying museum in about 30 minutes from the ferry terminal on a pleasant, narrow road through the fields and forest.

Ogijima's only village is huddled up on the mountain slope overlooking the harbor. Visitors can explore the charming village and walk among the wooden houses which are connected by a confusing network of narrow lanes. Halfway up the mountain, overlooking the rest of the village, is the Toyotamahime Shrine, which people come to pray for a safe delivery in childbirth.

Ogijima is one of the venues of the Setouchi Triennale art festival. Outside of the festival, about a dozen permanent art pieces from previous festivals can be viewed on the island, ranging from conventional indoor artworks to outdoor installations and projects incorporating entire homes. However, many of the art pieces are closed on weekdays and during winter.

Getting there and around

Getting to Ogijima Island

A ferry operates every two hours between Takamatsu Port, Megijima and Ogijima. The one way ride between Takamatsu and Ogijima takes 40 minutes and costs 510 yen.

How to get to and around Takamatsu

Getting around Ogijima Island

Ogijima is small and can be explored entirely on foot. The lighthouse, which is located on the opposite side of the island from the ferry terminal, can be reached in a 30 minute walk.

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      Guest House Wakabaya is situated in Takamatsu, a 5-minute walk away from Hanazono Station of the Kotoden Nagao Line. The Kotoden Nagao Line can be accessed from Takamatsu-Chikko Station. Takamatsu-Chikko Station is a 3-minute walk from both JR Takamatsu Station and Takamatsu Port. A limousine bus is available from Takamatsu Airport, and takes approximately 40-minutes from the airport to Kawaramachi Station. From Kawaramachi Station, guests can take the Kotoden Line to Hanazono Station. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a shared bathroom. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. Guest House Wakabaya features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The guest house also offers bike hire at a charge. Takamatsu Port and the downtown area are respectively a 25-minute and 10-minute bike ride away.
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    • THE CHELSEA BREATH
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      Set in Takamatsu, 12 km from Sunport Takamatsu, THE CHELSEA BREATH offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi. At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at THE CHELSEA BREATH can enjoy a Japanese breakfast. The accommodation offers 3-star accommodation with a hot spring bath. Liminal Air-core Takamatsu is 12 km from THE CHELSEA BREATH, while Sunport Fountain is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 5 km from the hotel.
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    • Ten to Sen Guesthouse
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      Ten to Sen Guesthouse features air-conditioned guest accommodation in Takamatsu, 2 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu, 1.8 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine and 2.1 km from Sunport Fountain. Featuring a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. Cormorant Shrine is 7.1 km away and Yakurishion Christ Church is 7.8 km from the guest house. Featuring a shared bathroom with slippers, units at the guest house also have free WiFi, while some rooms come with a balcony. At the guest house, the units come with bed linen and towels. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum is 3.2 km from the guest house, while Asahi Green Park is 4.7 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from Ten to Sen Guesthouse.
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    • FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU
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      Located 1.3 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine, FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU offers 4-star accommodation in Takamatsu and features a terrace. The property is set 2.3 km from Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum, 2.4 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and 2.4 km from Sunport Fountain. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU each room includes bed linen and towels. Asahi Green Park is 3.8 km from the accommodation, while Cormorant Shrine is 6.2 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU.
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    • Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse
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      Boasting a bar and views of garden, Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse is a sustainable guest house situated in Takamatsu, 1.4 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine. Among the facilities at this property are luggage storage space and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house has family rooms. All units are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a desk. There is also a well-fitted kitchen in some of the units equipped with a toaster, a stovetop, and kitchenware. At the guest house, units include bed linen and towels. There is a coffee shop on-site. Guests can keep up their exercise routines during yoga and fitness classes. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings and the guest house can arrange a car rental service. Liminal Air-core Takamatsu is 2.4 km from Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse, while Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.
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    • Sunny Day Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Sunny Day Hostel is set in Takamatsu, within 3.4 km of Asahi Green Park and 5.8 km of Cormorant Shrine. With a bar, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is situated 600 metres from Kitahamaebisu Shrine. The rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. The hostel offers a sun terrace. Popular points of interest near Sunny Day Hostel include Liminal Air-core Takamatsu, Sunport Fountain and Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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    • Setonejuan
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      Situated in a quiet neighbourhood, Setonejuan is located in Setonaikai Kokuritsuk?en. This guest house is a 35-minute drive from Takamatsu Station. Takamatsu castle is 35 minutes by car, while Takamatsu Ferry Terminal is a 40-minute drive away. Featuring free WiFi, Setonejuan offers pet-friendly accommodation. Some units have views of the sea or garden. You will find a shared lounge at the property. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling, fishing and hiking. The guest house also offers free use of bicycles. Naoshima Ferry Terminal is a 90-minute ferry ride away, while Shodoshima Olive Park is 2 hours via ferry. Takamatsu Airport is 22 km away.
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    • Royal Park Hotel Takamatsu
      Luxury
      Offering modern rooms with a Simmons bed, a flat-screen satellite TV and free wired internet, Royal Park Hotel is a 5-minute drive from JR Takamatsu Train Station. Massages and bicycles are available. Each air-conditioned room at Royal Park Hotel Takamatsu includes a fridge and an electric kettle with roasted green tea. You can watch pay TV programmes or unwind with a hot bath. Toiletries are provided. Tamamo Park is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Ritsurin Park is 1.5 km away, and Takamatsu Airport is about a 30-minute drive. There is the 24-hour front desk, which offers luggage storage. Free-use internet stations are on site. Staying guests have access to the property's Club Lounge. Services include tea and some snacks between 15:00 - 18:00,alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and some snacks between 18:00 - 20:00, and from 20:00 - 22:00, the lounge will operate as a bar, serving alcoholic beverages and some snacks.
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    • Konyamachi Guest House Kuku
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      Konyamachi Guest House Kuku is set in Takamatsu, 1.3 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine, 1.3 km from Sunport Fountain, and 2.4 km from Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum. It is located 1.3 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and provides free WiFi plus private check-in and check-out. The guest house features family rooms. The units are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a toaster, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a desk. There is also a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen equipped with a fridge, a stovetop, and kitchenware. All units include a private bathroom, a hair dryer and bed linen. Asahi Green Park is 4 km from the guest house, while Cormorant Shrine is 6.4 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from Konyamachi Guest House Kuku.
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    • Hotel Yuzuki
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