My friend from Hokkaido came to Kagawa again to visit her family and she planned a nice outing to Shamijima for us one day while she was here. Shamijima was originally a tiny island off the coast of Shikoku that was later joined with the larger island by reclaimed land in 1967. The former island later became the southern end of the Seto Ohashi Bridge, a 9.4 kilometer long bridge network that connects Shikoku to Okayama Prefecture on Honshu, Japan's largest island.
First we visited the Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum, which was hosting an exhibit of the work of painter Insho Domoto.
Next, we took a little hike on a path near the water.
We decided to go up in the Seto Ohashi Tower. It goes up 132 meters and rotates so we could see everything!
We walked around Seto Ohashi Memorial Park after that.
Then we had a delicious lunch!
What a fun time we had! I look forward to her next visit!