Have a quiet walk inside the pleasant hillside Shikoku Village
Shikoku Village is an interesting open air museum displaying old Japanese houses from all over the Shikoku region, located in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. This pleasant hillside village occupies a 5-hectare area full of nature, housing a number of farmhouses and storehouses that mainly date from the Edo and Meiji Periods. Four of all have been designated as the Important Cultural Properties, including the former Kono and Shimoki family houses, the processing facilities of sugar cane and soy sauce. Together with exhibits of around 10,000 everyday items, this historic park provides visitors a first-hand glimpse of how people lived in the past, with tons of authentic traditional Japanese experiences. Shikoku has the occasional hill and the walk up is truly a pleasure with tranquil natural scenes. Other remarkable attractions comprise an impressive old kabuki theatre, a vine suspension bridge much like the ones in the Iya Valley, and a small art gallery showing contemporary art by famous modern artists.