Sakaide is approximately 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Kobe and about 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Hiroshima.
Visiting this popular part of the country can be an adventure, so be sure to hit the road and visit a few of the other interesting population centers in the vicinity of Sakaide. Kotohira, is 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the north. Take the trip there to enjoy the Konpira Grand Theatre (Kanamaru-za) and Kotohira-gu.
Approximately 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north of Sakaide is Kurashiki, a regional city where you go see Betty Smith Jeans Museum, Washuzan Highland and Shimotsui Shipping Agent Museum. Ohara Museum of Art, Tsusen-en Garden National Park and Washuzan Hill are also good to visit.
Before you leave on your adventure in Kagawa, do as the savvy travelers do and learn to understand a range of handy words in Japanese. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" translates to "Would you like to dance with me?" "Where's the toilet?" is also useful, so practice pronouncing "Benjo wa doko desu ka?"
The 23rd of December is the time when many people in Japan celebrate Birthday of Emperor Akihito, so be on the look out festivities and parades if you're lucky enough to be visiting Sakaide then.
At the end of your holiday in Sakaide, say farewell the way they do in Japanese, with a heartfelt "Sayōnara."