Kitayama Skyline Road
Kitayama Skyline Road
The Kitayama Skyline Road stretches across the mountains in the northern part of Kochi City. Since the road passes near the top of the mountain, the view overlooking Kochi City is wonderful. On the other hand, you need good strength for walking. If you go north (downward) at the Nanatsubuchi junction on the way, you will arrive at Nanatsubuchi Shrine. In the back of the shrine, there is a series of seven large and small waterfalls and deep pools called "Nanatsubuchi". In the valley upstream of the Kagami River, the many strange views created by erosion from the waterfall over many years are a must-see. There is also a legend that a long time ago, remnants of the Heike fled here, but when they saw a white heron, they thought it was the white flag of the Genji clan, and threw themselves into the deep pools to die.
Spots to photograph
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Nearby sightseeing spots
At the beginning of the Heian period, Kobo Daishi Kukai built a separate temple for Tosa Ichinomiya Tosa Shrine, named it Zenrakuji and designated it the 30th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, but it was abolished due to the anti-Buddhist movement of the Meiji era. In 1876, Anrakuji Temple, which was the first to be restored, took over the work of the 30th sacred site. In 1930, Zenrakuji Temple was rebuilt through the efforts of Ichinomiya villagers, and in 1994, No. 30 in Shikoku became Zenrakuji, and Anrakuji became No. 30 Okunoin.
It is one of the oldest shrines in Japan, built during the era of Emperor Yuryaku (457-479). It was highly revered by the imperial family as Ichinomiya (the most important provincial shrine), the general guardian of Tosa, and imperial envoys often visited. On its premises is the Tosa Shrine Drum Tower, which is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
This rest area offers a view of Kochi City from the south side and a golf course from the north side.
In the old days, it was called Benzaiten, but in 1868, the name of the shrine was changed to the name of the deep pool. A dragon god is enshrined here. It is famous as the guardian deity of a bountiful harvest, a large catch, and prosperous business, and a festival is held on the 13th day of the lunar calendar. According to records from the early Showa period, thousands of believers from within and outside the prefecture gathered to visit the shrine.
Nanatsubuchi is a valley upstream of the Kagami River, and is named after seven large and small waterfalls and deep pools. The erosion from the waterfall has created a number of strange views. Legend has it that a long time ago, remnants of the Heike clan fled here, but when they saw a white heron, they thought it was the white flag of the Genji clan, and threw themselves into the deep pools to die.