Kagawa Roads of Shikoku

Pilgrimage Route at the foot of Mt. Asan

Pilgrimage Route at the foot of Mt. Asan

At the foot of Asan mountain, the overall course is gentle, except for the steep Hacchozaka. You can even follow the Henro route at the foot of mount Asan and enjoy the scenery of the mountain village blessed with nature to your heart’s content. The trail is 6.5 km from Okuhoji temple to Sakaime, which takes about 2 hours to walk while taking breaks. On the other hand, the trail from Sakaime to Sanpoji temple is about 7.0 km, and takes about 3 hours to walk including breaks. Okuhoji temple is a place known for it’s autumn leaves, autumn colors and maple trees, while Sakaime for it’s gingko and the cherry blossoms of Shiratori Onsen, which was selected in “100 Best Cherry Blossoms in Kagawa”. You can enjoy walking on this trail while relishing each of the four seasons.

Pilgrimage Route at the foot of Mt. Asan(13.5km)


Spots to photograph

Mizoochi Waterfalls (Let’s take a picture with the name board)

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

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    Okuboji Temple

    The honorary mountain prefix is Iouzan Henjokoin. It is the 88th sacred site of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Okuboji, a temple of prayer, stands quietly in the middle of Mt. Nyotai, which is 774 meters above sea level. After completing the Shikoku pilgrimage, the pilgrims leave their hats and walking sticks at this temple before heading home. In front of the gate, there are teahouses and other shops crowded with pilgrims. It is also known as a famous place for autumn leaves, and the best time to see the autumn leaves is usually from early to mid-November. You can feel the atmosphere of autumn with the brightly colored maple and ginkgo trees.

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    Mizoochi Waterfall

    It is a beautiful waterfall with a drop of about 20 m, located in Gomyo, Higashikagawa City, in the mountains at an altitude of 300 m. Tsurugi shrine is enshrined near the top of Fudo-san in the middle of the waterfall. The flowing water falls down a steep granite stepped cliffs. Erosion over the years has smoothed away the granite, creating a unique waterfall landscape in harmony with the surrounding secondary forest. The mysterious scenery created by nature will surely calm your mind. It is also designated as a nature monument of Kagawa Prefecture.

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    Sakaime Large Ginkgo

    It is approx. 600 years old with 25 m height and 7.82 m trunk circumference. A natural monument of Tokushima Prefecture. It is a large ginkgo located on the prefectural border between Kagawa and Tokushima prefectures. It has been celebrated as a milk god for a long time, and the roots that have fallen from the trunk are humorous. It seems that milk comes out well when you connect your bills to these roots. It seems that the two-story house on the north side of the large ginkgo was once known hatago with the name of "Honmasu". In the past, it would have been lively in the traffic of people.

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    Sanpoji Temple

    The honorary mountain prefix is Ryuozan Houryuji. The beautiful Tilia miqueliana tree in the precincts is designated as a natural monument of Kagawa Prefecture. In mid-June, pale yellow flowers are in full bloom, and a faintly sweet scent wafts around the area. Also, in the precincts, there is an Ehretia acuminata designated as a preserved tree of Kagawa, and it stands close to the south side of the main temple. In addition, there is a Christian cemetery in the precincts.

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