Kagawa Roads of Shikoku

Komorebi no Michi

Komorebi no Michi

The Komorebi no Michi has steep slopes and wooden stairs in the sections between the Kaji Pond and Observation Deck, the Observation Deck and Marui Kofun, and Marui Kofun and Oishi Shrine, and it takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete the trail at a leisurely pace. In winter, you can walk through the fallen leaves of sawtooth oaks and Konara oaks that grow along the sidewalk. If you look north from the Kaji Pond, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with Miki Fuji (Mt. Haku), which is the symbol of Miki Town and one of the Seven Sanuki Fujis. On the way from the Suwa Shrine Rest Area to Shizukayakushi, you will find the "Sanpoko-jin no Dai Fuji (Big Wisteria of the Guardian Deity of the Three Jewels)," which has been designated as a preserved tree in Kagawa. Be sure to stop and check it out.

Komorebi no Michi(5.5km)


Spots to photograph

Marui Kofun signpost

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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    Suwa Shrine (Suwajinja)

    Built to enshrine Suwa Myojin of Shinshu, legend has it that he was worshipped as a guardian deity in this shrine. The site has a rest area, and the locals have planted cherry trees, making it a relaxing place surrounded by greenery. The peaceful, scenic countryside surrounding the shrine is also one of its charms. The scenery changes with the seasons, so you can enjoy different scenic landscapes depending on the season you visit.

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    Kaji Pond

    You will see waterfowl playing around in this beautiful pond. There is a pathway that crosses the pond as well. Why don't you stop by to check it out? From the Kaji Pond embankment, with the tapering mountain's foothills spreading out, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Miki Fuji (Mt. Haku).

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    Yakushido, located on the banks of Kaji Pond, is said to be the hermitage where Shizuka Gozen mourned for Minamoto no Yoshitsune. There is a stone monument on the grounds called Shizuka Gozen's Tomb. In addition, there are many Kofuns (ancient burial mounds) scattered around the grounds of Yakushido, the hilly area of Kaji Pond, and the mountainous area to the south, where artifacts that tell the tale of ancient history have been unearthed.

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    Karafuro (Tsukahara no Karafuro)

    This ancient sauna is a national treasure. It is said to have been built to cure people's illnesses about 1,300 years ago when Gyoki, a high priest from the Nara period, came to Sanuki. Made of Teshima stone, the sauna chambers are 1.2 m wide and 2.7 m deep, with the spaces between the stones reinforced with clay. The sauna is sure to warm you to the core of your body, and it is said to be good for all kinds of illnesses such as nerve pain, rheumatism, stiff shoulders, sensitivity to cold, and help with recovery from fatigue. The maximum temperature is about 160°C. Make sure to visit and experience this scorching sauna, which is said to be the hottest in Japan. This is a must-visit spot for sauna lovers.

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    Observation Deck

    Located about 900 m southeast of the Kaji Pond, you can enjoy Sanuki's unique scenery, including the Takamatsu City and the islands of the Seto Inland Sea.

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    Marui Kofun (Maruikohun)

    This large ancient keyhole-shaped burial mound was built between the end of the 3rd century and the beginning of the 4th century. This is the tomb of the king who ruled the area and is said to be one of the oldest burial mounds in Japan.

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    Maeyama Dam

    Maeyama Dam was completed in Showa 49 (1974) as part of the Kabe River Comprehensive Development Project to improve flood control safety in the Kabe River basin, resolve water shortages in the basin, and secure a new water source. There is a campsite on the shore of the dam lake called Maeyama Dam Park. The slope leading to the lakeside of Maeyama Dam and the path along the lakeside lined with cherry trees also add to the charm of the area. In spring, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, painting both sides of the road in pink. Cherry blossom petals dance in the wind, creating a magical atmosphere. It is an ideal place to have a picnic while enjoying the warm spring breeze.

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.

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Ehime Prefecture / Kagawa Prefecture / Tokushima Prefecture / Kochi Prefecture