Kagawa Roads of Shikoku

Trail that Follows the Hashikura Kaido

Trail that Follows the Hashikura Kaido

Hike on this trail to visit the old Hashikura Kaido. Among the hiking trails in Kanagawa Prefecture, this trail goes through areas notably abundant in nature. If your journey goes well, you might even see Japanese squirrels!

Trail that Follows the Hashikura Kaido(11km)


Spots to photograph

Signpost in front of Nikenchaya

If you wish to receive a certificate, please take a photo that includes yourself at the designated photo point for each course.

Nearby sightseeing spots

  • 1
    JR Sanuki-Saida Station

    This station is unmanned. The tabunoki tree in front of the station is designated as a protected tree in Kagawa. This large beautiful tree is the symbol of the station.

  • 2
    Hyaku Choishi

    This stone (Choishi)shows the travelers the distance to the Hashikura Temple. This Hyaku Choishi is a big and imposing structure. A distance of one Cho is about 109 m. In other words, this Choishi indicates that the Hashikura Temple is about 11 km away.

  • 3
    Stone Buddha

    This area is just near the highest point along the Hashikura Kaido trail. It is called "Shichihonmatsu" as seven pine trees stood in this area a long time ago. There was a teahouse here, and it is said that they would serve food and drinks to travelers walking down this path.

  • 4

    There used to be an inn with two buildings here. Many weary travelers journeying on this mountain trail may have eased their fatigue here before heading towards their destinations.

Special System to recognize The Roads of Shikoku travelers

Travelers who have completed a prefectural route
Under this system, a certificate is issued to everyone who has completed all the routes of the The Roads of Shikoku on foot in a single prefecture.
If you wish to receive this certificate, please take a photo of yourself (the applicant) at the designated photo checkpoints (the mark for photo checkpoints) along each route. After gathering the required photos for all the routes, write a simple comment on your thoughts regarding the route on each photo as well as your address, full name, age, and the dates on which the photos along the route were taken, and submit them to the representative for the prefecture where the route is found.
After reviewing your application, we will issue you a certificate for having completed the prefectural course.
Travelers who have completed all routes in Shikoku
If you have completed all the routes in the four prefectures of Shikoku, please submit your certificate for each of the four prefectures to the representative for any prefecture.
After reviewing your application, we will issue you a certificate for having completed all routes in Shikoku.

Click here to contact the representative for each prefecture

Ehime Prefecture / Kagawa Prefecture / Tokushima Prefecture / Kochi Prefecture