Find us

Address: 687-15, Tanoura Otsu,
Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun
Kagawa, Japan, 761-4424

Phone: 0879-61-9980 (7:00-12:00, 15:00-20:00)
International: +81879-61-9980


Things to note

  • Sen Guesthouse is located up a steep staircase (50 steps) from the road, if you have trouble walking up stairs, our guesthouse may not be right for you.

  • We are located in the forest, and in the forest, there are all types of bugs and creatures from early summer to Autumn. If you are squeamish, our guesthouse may not be right for you.

  • Because of our remote location, there are only 4 buses a day that go directly to our guesthouse. There are no supermarkets or convenience stores nearby, so if you want to cook for yourself, please shop before you come, or make use of our well-stocked guest kitchen

Getting to Shodoshima


Shodoshima is easily accessible from Takamatsu, Okayama, Himeji and Kobe by ferry.

Please go here for up-to-date timetables in English. If you're bringing a car on the ferry, it can be a good idea to book in advance, especially in busy seasons.

There are six ports on Shodoshima. The closest ports to Sen Guesthouse are Sakate and Kusakabe.

Getting around Shodoshima


By car

The easiest way to see Shodoshima is by car. You can bring your own over on the ferries, or rent a car once you get here. For information on car rental companies, see here.  Free parking is available at Sen.

By bus

There is a good and cheap bus system in Shodoshima that goes around the island between the ports and some of the tourist destinations.  They run about 1 bus an hour with a maximum cost of Y300.  There are less frequent buses that access the more hard to get to areas of the island and the current bus schedule is available in English here.


There are rental bicycles available at all the major ports, the most convenient option is Hello Cycling (only available in Japanese, and for users of Japanese cell phones for the moment). 


Getting to Sen Guesthouse

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There are four buses a day that go directly to Sen Guesthouse, starting from Tonosho Port and passing Ikeda, Kusakabe and Sakate Ports on the way, “Tanoura Eigamura line”

*From Fukuda port, take a bus “Minami mawari Fukuda line” and get off at Yasuda, then change to “Tanoura Eigamura line” or Sakate line, bound for Sakate higashi.

The current bus schedule is available in English here. Sen Guesthouse is between the Horikoshi and Kiritani bus stops - just ask the driver to stop at Sen Guesthouse in Tanoura!

If coming to us by bus, please try to take one of these buses to get here. (Please show the photo on the left to the driver) It may be possible to pick up guests from the nearest main bus stop, Ashinoura 芦ノ浦 if we are contacted before hand and we are available. If we are not, we will arrange a taxi for you (about 1500 yen).

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It is possible to get a taxi from Sakate or Kusakabe port to Sen Guesthouse. 

Kankake taxi 0120-180-700

Shodoshima Kotsu 0120-419-604

Luggage service

From Tonosho port, you can send your luggage to Sen Guesthouse. 1200 yen per a bag

Shodoshima Hands Free Travel Service

Contact us

For bookings, please use our booking form, here.

If you would like to contact us for any other reason, please fill in this form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


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