Oka no michi is a walking course on a hill with a good view. Except the path between Sogisho and Otani Pond, the road is almost flat, and at the foot of the mountain, you can enjoy beautiful rural landscape where humans and nature live in harmony. In addition, there are several ponds in the middle of the course. The beautiful scenery of the four seasons is reflected on the surface of the waters like a mirror. This is one of the attractions of this course. Come and experience a walk while being one with nature, feeling the change of the four seasons, such as the cherry blossom trees of Ryuman pond and the brightly colored persimmon fields.
Spots to photograph
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
Near Kubikiri Jizo
A road connecting to the mountain. At one time, this road was one of the Okkan (going back and forth) routes to Takamatsu from Sogisho. Today, there are few people passing by, and you can barely remember the atmosphere of those days in the Jizo-do Hall on the pass. There are many ancient burial tombs and mounds along the road, which is proof that this land has been open since ancient times.
The area around Takamatsu Airport used to be a prosperous production area for matsutake mushrooms. Now, it becomes famous as a persimmon production area instead of matsutake mushrooms. The vivid colors of the persimmon fields during the harvest season make you feel the atmosphere of autumn.
Reservoir Kingdom Kagawa. Reservoirs are indispensable for Kagawa Prefecture, which has low rainfall. At the same time, the scenery of Kagawa is inseparable. Beautiful ponds such as Ondani Pond and Otani Pond continue along the Shikoku road. The southern end of Otani Pond is a rare submerged forest.
The honorary mountain prefix is Biosan Hoshoin. It is the 32nd sacred site of 36 Shikoku Fudo Pilgrimage. During the Tempyo period, Gyoki visited the area during the pilgrimage of the country, and he felt that the Ondani in Yusa was a spiritual land suitable for Buddhism. He sculpted a five-shaped three-sided Yakushi Nyorai statue, built a temple and enshrined, and it originated as Biosan Hoshoin Kiyonaganji Temple. Later, Kukai came to this temple and was a dojo for Shingon sect. The Emperor Shijo, who worshiped this, ordered the Kokushi of Sanuki Province to relocate Ondani Kiyonaganji to the present place, and changed the temple name to Tenpukuji. Many treasures are preserving at Tenpukuji Temple. It is a historic temple with bright orange outer walls.
Kanei Shrine (Natural Monument, Kagawa Prefecture)
The eye-catching vermillion-lacquered bridge and beautiful shrine along the prefectural road Miki Ayagawa Line. In the precincts, there are many large trees of camphor, fir, and cedar, and many kinds of plants. It is just like the image of sacred shrine forest. Kanei Shrine is also famous for having large lions.
Otsubo Kiln Ruins
In 1937, the remains of a kiln were discovered accidentally while the land was being cultivated. A climbing kiln made of clay steps along the slope of a mountain. The locals made a pottery called Konan-yaki after this.
It is a popular cherry blossom spot locally known as Ryuo Park. The rows of cherry blossom trees along the road that stretches straight toward the center of the pond are so beautiful and it has been selected as one of the New Sanuki 100 Views. Kawahigashi Hachiman Shrine is enshrined on the banks of Ryuman Pond, and if you climb Mt. Abura on the back side of the main shrine, you will find a rest area.