Kagawa Roads of Shikoku

Hill Road

Hill Road

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.

Hill Road(12.4km)


Spots to photograph

Name board of “Ondani Pond”

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
    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.

  • 2
    Konan Plateau

    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.

  • 3
    Otani Pond

    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.

  • 4
    Tenpukuji Temple

    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.

  • 7
    Ryuman Pond

    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.

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