Best Fall Color Places in Kagawa Prefecture

Best fall color places in Kagawa Prefecture you must visit in autumn. Such as Kankakei Valley in Shodoshima Island and Ritsurin Garden which has won 3-star in Michelin Green Guide Japan, and many other fall color places. We selected best ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Kagawa.

Best Fall Color Places in Kagawa Prefecture [1-9]

1A national park Kankakei Gorge

Indescribably Beautiful Autumn Colors In Kankakei Valley

Kankakei in Shodoshima is one of the three most beautiful valleys in Japan, and best place to see fall foliage. The autumn colored mountains and Seto Inland Sea form indescribable scenery. I like the view seen from Takatori Observatory at the mountain top.◎The first pic taken at Daiichi Observatory. The second and third pics taken at Takatori Observatory. Fall foliage of the mountain top begins from the middle of November, and goes down to the foot. You can enjoy fall foliage for a long term because of the altitude.

2Sanuki Mannou Park

World Of 4000 Kochia In Autumn Red In Kagawa Pref.

About 4000 trees of kochia change into the autumn colors and make a red carpet in Sanuki Man'no Park. Its fluffy silhouette is lovely, so I felt relaxed and wanted to see them without thinking anything.◎Use the North Parking Lot and you can find them soon. The best season is from the middle of October to the end of October.

3Iwabu Hachiman Shrine

Golden World Of 600 Year Old Gingko Tree

A huge gingko trees of Kagawa Prefecture's natural monument whose age is estimated to be over 600 years old and the height is 33 meters. You can see the golden world of fall foliage all around the trees in autumn. There're lovely Ema ( you can write your wish on Ema and hang in the shrine) of gingko leaves.◎Best season is the first half of November. Free parking lot is available.

4Ancient Woods Park

2700 Metasequoia Trees At A Hometown Of Its Detector

Miki-cho Kagawa Prefecture is a home town of Doctor Shigeru Miki who is a detector of metasequoia. And there's a park with as many a 2700 trees of metasequoia. They change into the autumn colors and you can enjoy walking in the golden woods.◎The season of yellow leave is letter half of November. There're some dinosaur ornaments.

5Washigamine Observatory

Gorgeous View Of Fall Foliage & Seto Inland Sea At Megijima Island

At the highest mountain Washigamine in Megijima, the observatory commands a panoramic view of Seto Inland Sea, and what's more, fall foliage together. It's one of the things to see when you travel in the islands of Setouchi Area.◎It's located above Onigashima Cave. Access: take a bus to the cave and go up the steps.

6Ritsurin Garden

3-Star Michelin Garden Colored By Autumn In Kagawa Prefecture

Ritsurin Garden has won 3-star in Michelin Green Guide Japan. You can see the beautiful autumn scenes everywhere in Ritsurin Garden. There's no bustle, though it's located in the central city in Kagawa, and it's like an oasis.◎Ritsurin Garden is 3,5 times as large as Tokyo Dome. Autum Illumination: 11/23-12/3 in 2017

7Yashima

Great Observatory Of Autumn Colors And Seto Inland Sea

A tourist spot Yashima is located only 20 min by car from the center part of Takamatsu. From the mountain top observatory, you can see the great view of red autumn colors and blue Seto Inland Sea at the same time.◎Yashima is famous for the flat mountain ridge. Access: Yashima Drive Way (it became free road from July in 2017) and toll parking lot is available.

8Okubo-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.

9Choshikei Valley Monkey Kingdom

500 Monkeys In Choshikei Valley, Exciting Feeding Experience For Only 100 Yen

At a scenic spot of Shodoshima Island, Choshikei Valley, there're about 500 monkeys in Monkey Kingdom (Osaru-no kuni). Monkeys take soybeans directly from your hands, you can enjoy like taming the monkeys! And there're many soybeans for only 100 yen, so you can give all the monkeys getting together toward you!◎Admission fee: adult 380yen, child 190yen