The Shikoku no Michi in Kagawa Prefecture is dotted with numerous beautiful lakes, including Manno Lake which is widely known as Japan’s most famous lake, that exist in harmony with low hills resembling inverted bowls to create a peaceful rural landscape. The entire trail comprises 28 different routes with a total length of 270km.
Cape Tour Road
A course that touches upon the tip of Shonai Peninsula. The beauty of the Seto Inland Sea seen from near the Sanuki Misaki Lighthouse will surely remain in your memory forever.
距 離7.4km所要時間3時間難易度一般向見どころWisteria near Sanuki Misaki Lighthouse (early May)
Spots to photograph Sanuki Misaki Lighthouse (Let’s take a picture with the name board)
Pilgrimage Route at the foot of Mt. Asan
This is a course that traces the Pilgrimage road that still exists at the foot of Mt. Asan. It would be nice to take a bath in the hot springs in the middle.
距 離13.5km所要時間5時間難易度一般向見どころAutumn colors of Okuhoji Temple (November), the bodhi tree of Sanpoji Temple (mid-June) and gingko (mid- end of November)
Spots to photograph Mizoochi Waterfalls (Let’s take a picture with the name board)
Mountain Village Road
A course that traces the old road that crossed Osaka, which used to connect Awa and Sanuki.
距 離3.4km所要時間3.5時間難易度一般向見どころAutumn colors (November)
Spots to photograph Commentary board of “Minatomachi Hiketa”
Road through Water and Forest
A course that literally goes around a pond. The nature of the mountain village is alive. It has beautiful rows of maple trees at Fujio Shrine.
距 離22.3km所要時間8.5時間難易度一般向見どころAutumn colors of Fujio Shrine (October- November), irises in the vicinity of Fujio Shrine (mid-June), etc.
Spots to photograph Name board and guidepost for “Jinnaimai Pond’, name board of “Matsuo Pond”, name board of “Yamadaiji Pond”
Walking course on a hill with a good view. You can meet beautiful ponds here and there.
距 離12.4km所要時間4時間難易度一般向見どころSakura of Ryuman pond (early April), persimmon fields (from beginning to mid-November)
Spots to photograph Name board of “Ondani Pond”
This trail goes around Fuchuko Lake and other large and small reservoirs dotted about the region. The Kanagawa Maizo Bunkazai Center is also on this route.
距 離11.1km所要時間3.5時間難易度一般向見どころPlum blossoms at Takinomiya Temmangu shrine (Mid to late February), Fuchuko Lake diko (Late June to late July)
Spots to photograph Information board in the Fuchu Rest Area
Takanbo-san Midori Route
Hike around the foot of Otakamibo (commonly known as Takanbo-san), the designated nature conservation area of the Prefecture.
距 離14.1km所要時間4.5時間難易度一般向見どころRapeseed blossoms at Hase (Mid March to mid April), plum blossoms at Takinomiya Temmangu shrine (Mid to late February)
Spots to photograph Signpost in front of Koukiji
Trail that Follows the Hashikura Kaido
Hike on this trail and pay a visit to the old Hashikura Kaido. Even among the trails in Kanagawa Prefecture, this one goes through areas notably abundant in nature. If your journey goes well, you might even see Japanese squirrels!
距 離11km所要時間5時間難易度健脚向見どころMomiji trees during autumn （November to December）
Spots to photograph Signpost in front of Nikenchaya
Churenjimine Yacho Route
You can enjoy going on a wonderful, scenic hike from Churenjimine to Inohana Toge on the old National Highway 32 via Wakasamine.
距 離13.3km所要時間5時間難易度健脚向見どころMomiji trees during autumn (November to December) and other scenic views
Spots to photograph Momiji Bashi （Enter the name of the bridge）
Shiudeyama Romance Road
Shiudeyama is a famous cherry blossom spot.When you stand on the viewing platform on the mountain summit, the view leading up to the Seto Sea seems to be like a miniature garden.
距 離4.7km所要時間2.3時間難易度健脚向見どころStock (January to March), Nanohana (March, April), etc.
Spots to photograph Signboard of “Niita Castle Ruins”
Goshikidai pilgrimage road
This course links together three sites on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, Sanuki Kokubunji Temple (number 80), Shiromineji Temple (number 81), and Negoroji Temple (number 82).Each season here features something wonderful.
距 離17.2km所要時間5時間難易度健脚向見どころRed and yellow leaves of trees such as Yamazakura (Beginning of April) and Honshu maple (November and December)
Spots to photograph Signboard of “Jyukyucho”
Asanken Kyosanryo Road
Known as the Manda Highlands, this walking course is a hilly area surrounded by spellbinding scenery.After a rainfall, you may also be able to witness a sea of clouds.
Spots to photograph Signboard of “Kyumanda Pass”
The “Murmurs of the Streams” Route
The uphill course, running along a ravine and beyond the sacred mountain peak, Nyotaisan, is full of variety. Okuboji Temple, of the 88 Shikoku pilgrimage temples to grant your wishes, welcomes you.
距 離7.7km所要時間7.5時間難易度一般向見どころAutumn colors (November to December)
Spots to photograph Nyotaisan（with the signboard at the summit）
The “Manno Lake and Quince” Route
Your encounter with Manno Lake, Japan’s most famous lake, will certainly be an unforgettable experience.
距 離6.9km所要時間4時間難易度一般向見どころQuince flowers (April)
Spots to photograph Manno Lake (with the signboard at the western bank of the lake)
The “Earthy Aromas and Tea” Route
This route brings you through the gentle hills at the foot of the Asan Mountains.
距 離8.8km所要時間3時間難易度一般向見どころTea fields (late April to May)
Spots to photograph Signboard of “Nakayama Rest Area”
The pilgrimage route of Unpenji Temple
This route covers a section of the pilgrimage route connecting Unpenji Temple and Daikoji Temple, the 66th and 67th temples respectively of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Beautiful azalea and wild sakura can be seen here.
距 離7.6km所要時間8時間難易度健脚向見どころAzalea (late April to mid-May), wild sakura (early April)
Spots to photograph Signboard of “Isshosui”
Shikoku no Michi in different prefectures
- Ehime Prefecture
- The Shikoku no Michi in Ehime Prefecture is a walking trail that brings you to the Seto Inland Sea where you can enjoy views of islands of various sizes, the Uwa Sea which has complex coastlines, and the beautiful nature of Shikoku Karst. It gives you the chance to explore the history and culture of Shikoku’s Pilgrimage Trail, old roads, and its shrines and temples. The entire trail comprises 33 different routes with a total length of 360km.
- Kochi Prefecture
- The Shikoku no Michi in Kochi Prefecture brings you to the breathtaking coastlines of Cape Ashizuri and Yokonami Peninsula (which has a ria coast), the meandering Shimanto River as well as Shikoku Karst whose reflection can be seen in the river’s headwaters, the limestone cave Ryuga Cave, and various other natural and historical sites. The entire trail comprises 38 different routes with a total length of 600km.
- Tokushima Prefecture
- The Shikoku no Michi in Tokushima Prefecture is lined with sites such as the Magosaki Observation Deck where you can enjoy panoramic views of magnificent whirlpools, as well as Ryozenji Temple, one of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. The trail then leads you to Shosanji Temple where you may meet people embarking on the pilgrimage. The trail continues in the southern part of the prefecture along the coastline, bringing you in close proximity to the blue, sparkling Pacific Ocean. The entire trail comprises 24 different routes with a total length of 320km.