Kagawa Roads of Shikoku

The “Manno Lake and Quince” Route

The “Manno Lake and Quince” Route

Midway through this course, you will walk along Manno Lake, Japan's largest reservoir. The generally flat path takes about two hours to walk at a leisurely pace.

The “Manno Lake and Quince” Route(6.9km)


Spots to photograph

Manno Lake (with the signboard at the western bank of the lake)

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
    Nagasumi Bridge

    Doki River is Kagawa Prefecture's only class-A river (designating it as a waterway of special importance to the nation). The bridge that crosses Doki River is widely known as "Nagasumi."

  • 2
    Manno Lake

    One of the largest irrigation reservoirs in Japan, Manno Lake is said to have been created in the Daiho era (701–704). In the 12th year of the Konin era (821), the Buddhist monk Grand Master Kukai used the Tang dynasty’s latest engineering techniques to renovate the dam, completing Japan’s first arch dam in a short time. The new design boasted several times the strength of past dams. The dam has been further renovated and raised since that time, and now boasts a water storage capacity of 1,540 tons. Known as the “water jug of Sanuki” (an old name for Kagawa), these blessed waters of Kukai spread out over a vast area like an ocean.

  • 3
    Mannoike Forest Park

    The hilly region that extends to the south of Manno Lake is Kagawa Prefecture's Mannoike Forest Park. The park grounds are home to the Educational Forest Museum, where you can learn about forests.

  • 4
    Shiratori Shrine Grove

    This sacred grove is located at the foot of a small hill. Chinquapin trees, ring-cupped oaks, Quercus salicina and other broadleaf evergreen trees grow here in abundance, just like the forests of Kagawa Prefecture in ancient times.

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