DAY 7: This morning we will take a short ferry to the city of Takamatsu on Shikoku Island. We’ll start our exploration at the Noguchi Garden Museum and then visit the Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium, a 2018 World Monuments Watch site.  After lunch, we’ll stop in at the 17th-century Ritsurin Garden, one of Japan’s most beautiful historic gardens. In the late afternoon, we’ll arrive at our ryokan (Japanese inn) where we will be fitted for yukatas, a traditional garment, for the evening. Be sure to enjoy a good soak in the hot spring at some point during your stay—the waters are said to be healing. Dinner tonight will be a traditional kaiseki meal—be sure to follow the strict dress code of wearing your yukata to dinner!