Most Beautiful Shrines & Temples In Kagawa

Here're most beautiful shrines and temples to go when you travel in Kagawa. Such as Okubo-ji Temple as the last one of the pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku, and Tsushima Shrine that opens once in a year, we selected best historical sites posted in City's Pride by the travelers and the locals who have actually traveled in Kagawa.

Most Beautiful Shrines & Temples In Kagawa [1-10]

1Tsushima Jinja Shrine

The Shrine for Children on the Setouchi Sea whose Door Opens only Once a Year

They enshrine the god for children's health and growth. Floating 250m from the seashore on the Stouchi Sea, it's gate is opened only once a year. Many people all over Japan visit this big event to pray for the children's good health.

2Takaya Shrine

Torii In The Sky Is Must-See. A Scenic Shrine Becoming More & More Popular

Takaya Shrine is located at Inazumi Mountain which is over 400m above the sea level. The reason for the popularity is the world seen over the Torii in the sky! Seto Inland Sea and the townscape of Kan'onji are very moving scenery. A reward which comes after climbing up the mountain.◎Walk: 40 min from the parking lot of the foot of the mountain. The road is paved in the first half, but after that, it a mountain path. And there're steep steps at the end near the top. Car: you can access to the shrine by car from Fudo Waterfall.

3Koseiwazuchi Shrine

The Grand View Of Setouchi Waiting On The Top Of Steep Steps

Kose Iwazuchi Shrine is located on the western edge of Shodo-shima Island. After climbing up the steep steps and slopes completely, you can find the wooden torii and the wonderful view at the same time. The beautiful scenery of Setouchi can make me refreshed after a kind of exercise.◎Parking lot: for free at the foot of the steps Access: 15 min walk to the mountain top

4Toyotamahime Shrine

You Can Meet Cats, Too. A Scenic Shrine Of God For An Easy Delivery

According to one theory, this shrine enshrined Toyotama-hime who is a grandmother of the first Japanese Emperor Kammu, and known as a god for an easy delivery of baby. The scenery from the shrine is nice and cats living in Ogi-jima Island will give you a balm.◎A small hill overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. Whenever you visit, cats are napping here. You can arrive the shrine eventually when you walk around the Ogi Island without searching for, because there're some signboards all over the community.

5Kodokutsu Cave

A Spiritual Power Spot Of Mysterious Cave Where The Air Changes In A Moment

Kodokutsu Cave is one of the sacred places in Shodoshima Island. You enter the cave from a gate with the calm sea, then the air changes completely. It's a popular spiritual power spot that is said to have a divine grace for luck with money and improvement of sickness above neck.◎The mysterious stone, looks coming into being, has a Buddhist letter 'A' and means the start of everything.

6Hosho-in Temple

Like Totoro's Forest. A Juniper 'Shimpaku' The Greatest In The World & A Special Natural Monument

Shimpaku is a kind of juniper and popular for Japanese 'Bonsai'. At Hosho-in Temple, this sacred tree is said to be 1500 years old and the only Shimpaku that designated as a special natural monument. It's like a tree where Totoro and Mei met for the first time (in Ghibli movie),and very mysterious.◎Free parking lot is available. The wooden path was equipped in 2017 for protect its roots, and you can walk around the tree easier.

7Ebisu Shrine

Scenic Spot In Kagawa: A Beautiful Torii Standing On A Beach

One of the 100 Scenic Spots In Kagawa, a torii stands on Gotanji Beach and faces to Seto Inland Sea. It's near an art work 'Pumpkin', so meny people enjoy taking pictures of this scenery.◎Access: at a beach just near a bus stop 'Tsutsuji-so'

8Go'o Shrine (Naoshima Island)

An Artistic Shinto Shrine With Glass Steps

Go'o Shrine has been here since Edo period, and accepted art works when the shrine was repaired. The steps to the shrine are made of glass. Arts added to a solemn shrine, you can enjoy the new style of shrine.◎Visiting the shrine is free, but the underground demands admission fee. Access: go up the steps near an art 'Kadoya'.

9Okubo-ji Temple

Fall Foliage Spot For A Perfect Finale Of The Pilgrimage

The pilgrimage of Shikoku has become a little boom. Among the 88 temples, Okubo-ji Temple is the last one. And it's also famous as a fall foliage spot. There're many tall trees and the precinct wrapped with red and yellow is very beautiful.◎The contrast of green and red is beautiful. The best season is the beginning of November.

10Iwaseo Hachiman Shrine

Cherry Blossoms Reflecting In The Water

Though many places of beautiful cherry blossoms, reflecting one is also nice.

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