WHAT IS SETOUCHI?
Setouchi is the largest inland sea in Japan, surrounded by 7 prefectures including Okayama and Kagawa. It has more than 700 islands in total and 130 of them are inhabited with residents! Every populated island has their own unique culture and tradition to experience!
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SETOUCHI
Setouchi is a living museum of history and tradition.Amy Chavez
I like to visit old kilns because of very special atmosphere.John Thomas Wells
Seasons change. Different plants come to bloom.Leszek Rzad
No visit is complete without a bowl of Udon.Ian Ius
Un endroit où vous êtes sur d’être reçu chaleureusement.Sophie Dillard
WATCH AND PLAN YOUR VISIT!
THE LATEST EPISODE
SETOUCHI BIYORI #47 – #50 (Seto Ohashi, islands, and towns)
You Sakaguchi visits islands and the coast of Sakaide city to look for the magnificent view and enjoys the local food. Utazu is the town next to Sakaide, and there Sakaguchi takes us to the guest house renovated from the Japanese old guest house.
ABOUT SETOUCHI BIYORI
You can see the beautiful scenery, modern art and... traditional crafts. Experience the shrines, temples and local cuisines. You can even take a peek at the local communities and their fascinating cultures!
SetouchiBiyori first aired in July 2017 incorporating many beautiful photos taken by professional photographer Takamitsu Sakamoto. He traveled to and photographed many scenes of Okayama and Hiroshima, many of which were proudly presented on SetouchiBiyori.
SetouchiBiyori's second season started in April of 2018 and welcomed You Sakaguchi as a host.
HOST: You Sakaguchi
Mr. Sakaguchi's website: "Monogatari o Todokeru Shigoto" ("The Job of Delivering Stories") is all about Shikoku... and Setouchi. His website has been viewed by people in more than 160 countries. It is his dream to visit all the islands in Setouchi. In SetouchiBiyori, he shows you the places to visit and who to meet in Setouchi. He was awarded the Japan Ningenryoku ("Human Skill") Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award in 2015.
"Monogatari o Todokeru Shigoto" ("The Job of Delivering Stories")