Hiking / Walking Spots in Kagawa Area

  • Koshikizan Mini 88 Sites
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    Kagawa Zentsuji-shi Zentsujicho 1079
    This is a hiking trail that meanders around the backside of Zentsuji Temple, the birthplace of Saint Kobo Kukai. Along the trail are 88 Buddhist stone statues, arranged out from the Gochiin Temple in the Mt. Koshiki foothills. Modeled after Shikoku's eighty-eight sacred places, these statues signify each of the temples. The 1.6-kilometer trail with may undulations is great for getting in shape. This trail, said to have the same benefits as making the Shikoku island pilgrimage has various open areas, mini parks and an iris garden along the way. Many people not only go for the blessings of the pilgrimage, but also just to enjoy the seasonally changing foliage.

Kagawa Areas


Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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