Kagawa Roads of Shikoku

Takanbo-san Midori Route

Takanbo-san Midori Route

This hiking trail goes around the foot of Otakamibo (commonly known as Takanbo-san), the designated nature conservation area of the Prefecture. A scenic mountain hamlet awaits you!

Takanbo-san Midori Route(14.1km)


Spots to photograph

Signpost in front of Koukiji

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

  • Nagasumibashi

    This bridge spans over a class A river called Doki River. If you go up south for about 10 km, along the Doki River from here, you will find the famous hot spring, Mikado Onsen, nestled amongst the mountains and the trail entrance to Mt. Daisen, locally called “Sanuki Daisen.”

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    The Sango (honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name) for this temple is Ishibotokeyama. This temple flourished from the end of the Heian period to the Kamakura period and was called Kongoin Kinkazan Soji. Roof tiles and bronze mirrors from the Kamakura period that were excavated from its premises are now kept in the temple.

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    The Statue of Saigyo Hoshi

    Right next to the trail, there is a charming enclosure enshrining the stone statue of Saigyo Hoshi. Saigyo was a great poet from the late Heian to the early Kamakura period. Feeling a sense of ephemerality, he became a monk at the age of 23. With his main residence at Koyasan (Ise in his final years), he traveled to Mutsu, Shikoku, and other regions and left his mark in various regions of Kanagawa Prefecture.

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    Bodaiin Koukiji

    This temple is located on a small hill and offers spectacular and scenic views. In the temple premises, if you go towards the north, you will see 88 mini shrines on either side of the route and statues of Ojizo-san lined up along the road.

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    Takinomiya Temmangu

    This temple enshrines Sugawara Michizane-ko, who lived here as the provincial governor of Sanuki a long time ago. He is widely revered as the God of learning, both inside and outside the Prefecture. You will see many votive tablets praying for admission into educational institutions dedicated to him inside the temple premises. The temple is thriving and is crowded during various Shinto rituals like Baikasai, Usokae (April 24), and Takinomiya Nenbutsu Odori (August 25).

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

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