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  • Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Studio
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Tanoura
    This is a theme park that has repurposed the open set that served as the filming location in the 1987 movie Twenty-Four Eyes. Homes, the school and fishermen’s residences that stand side-by-side harken back to the early Showa period and convey the appearance of the film’s world. In addition to the Tsuboi Sakae Memorial Museum dedicated to the author of the novel the film was based on, the Shochikuza Movie Theater that regularly screens Twenty-Four Eyes, and the “Kinema no Iori” gallery that introduces various Japanese films of the 1950s, there is also a restaurant and cafe on site.

    A short visit to see the old movie set for 24-eyes. It was interesting to see the old buildings and history of the author of the original book.

  • Misaki no Bunkyojo
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Tanoura Jia 977-1
    This is a spot that is famous for serving as a location for the filming of the 1954movie Twenty-Four Eyes. Ever since it was built in 1902 it was used as the Noma Elementary School Tanoura Branch for approximately 70 years. The classrooms remain as they were at the time with desks, an organ and creations by schoolchildren left behind, and there is no end to the visits by fans of the film and original novel.
  • Senmaida Terraced Rice Fields, Nakayama
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nakayama
    The Senmaida terraced rice fields are located in Nakayama district in the center of Shodoshima (Shodo Island). They are the only terraced rice fields in Kagawa Prefecture selected for inclusion in the “Top 100 Most Beautiful Terraced Rice Fields in Japan.” There are around 800 individual fields, which appear to climb in “waves” up the slopes of the hills, to a height of 200 meters above sea-level. This area is famous as the location for many scenes in the award-winning movie Rebirth (Yokame no Semi). The Nakayama Mushi-okuri Festival, a traditional festival with a history going back around 300 years, is held locally every year in July.
  • Zenigata Sunae
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    Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Ariakechou
    Zenigata Sunae is a large sand carving of an old copper coin used in the Edo period. It is located in the Kotohiki Park, a nationally designated place of scenic beauty. The impressive looking sand carving is 122 meters in length from east to west and 90 meters from north to south. For best views it is recommended to look from the top of Mt. Kotohiki. In recent years the place has gained a reputation for bringing good luck in terms of money, and at night the sand carving is lit up making for quite an impressive sight.
  • Flower Park Urashima
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    Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Takumachoutsumu 528-1
    This large municipal park lets visitors enjoy seasonal flowers including marguerites, marigolds, poppies, cosmoses, evening primroses, and more. It's particularly popular in May when the marguerites are in full bloom blanketing one side of the park in pure white, enveloping visitors in their scent while they look out at the Seto Inland Sea.
  • Honen-ike Dam (Stone Arch Dam)
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    Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Onoharachoutanono 1050
    This masonry arch dam on the upper reaches of the Kunita River has the feel of a medieval European castle. It's 145.5 meters long, 30.4 meters high, and retains a concrete encased reservoir. A historically valuable public works project for agriculture, it has been designated an Important Cultural Property.
  • Shonai Peninsula
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    Kasama-cho, Santoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture
    Mt. Shiude rises over the central Shonai Peninsula where Seisan (Western part of Kagawa) juts into the Seto Inland Sea. A well-known cherry blossom and azalea viewing area, you can get a panoramic view that includes the slopes blooming with flowers and the many islands of the Seto area from the summit of Mt. Shiude. The peninsula is associated with the Japanese folktale of Urashima Taro, and you can do a tour that takes in highlights tied to the legend.
  • Yashima Island (Dan-no-Ura)
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    Yajima Sanjo, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
    This place was the location of the Battle of Yashima, one of the major theaters of the Genpei War. Many romantic historical events took place here, such as Nasu no Yoichi shooting an arrow through the fan of a taunting enemy soldier. A great number of scenic and historic sites can be found here, including the inlet where the Taira clan hid warships in preparation for a raid by the Minamoto clan, and the Shishi no Reigan observatory where visitors can throw tiles in memory of the Minamoto clan's victory.
  • Mt. Shiude
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    Kasama-cho, Santoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture
    This mountain is on the Shonai Peninsula, which is closely associated with the legend of Urashima Taro (a popular Japanese folk tale). As the story goes, Urashima Taro opened a box and white smoke poured out, collecting as a purple cloud over Mt. Shiude (a mountain of emerging purple clouds). The spectacular view from the top of the mountain has gorgeous seasonal scenery year-round. It's particularly stunning when its roughly 1,000 cherry trees are in full bloom.
  • Neagari Pine
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    Kagawa Kanonji Yahatacho 2-7-2
    This black pine tree stands on the east side of Place of Scenic Beauty-designated Kotohiki Park, which is also a part of Setonaikai National Park. “Neagari” means “rising roots,” and as its name implies, the roots of this ancient pine are exposed and rise high off the ground. It is believed this is a result of several conditions working together, including the weathering of the ground over the years and the pine’s age, but regardless as to how it came to look like it does, the pine is one of only a few examples found in the country with such stunningly exposed roots and which is also still growing quite vigorously. “Neagari” can also mean “rising prices” or “rising value” in Japanese, and as such the pine is also famously believed to improve financial luck and is visited by people from across the country to pray for a salary raise or for the price of their favorite stock to rise.
  • dodo
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Aji Cho 5824-4
    The name of this antique shop means “nap” in French. Operating out of a black-doored warehouse with no sign, the shop offers a variety of antique furniture and curios. Like an old-fashioned secondhand store, the shop’s collection of furniture has been assembled without regard to specific styles or eras; most of it was purchased in and brought over from the U.K. The shop’s knickknacks from the Czech Republic, Belgium, France, and numerous other countries are simple yet adorable. Customers rave that, enwrapped in the shop’s unique atmosphere, you’ll completely forget about the time as you hunt for fascinating and attractive antiques.

    高松市内から車で30分くらいでした。 近くに駐車場あり。 写真館はカフェになっています。 さくとあきが乗ったバイクも近くに展示されております。

  • Marutani Seimen
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Ajicho Ou No
    This udon noodle restaurant, located a10-minute walk from Kotoden Enza Station, can be identified from the closes intersection by its large sign. The restaurant has a retro atmosphere and serves orthodox handmade udon. Customers particularly love the chewy, springy noodles of the Bukkake Udon, which exudes the rich flavor of the dashi stock used to make it. Desiring to enable customers to enjoy fresh-made noodles, the restaurant does not keep a large stock of noodles ready to eat lying around. Closely tied to the local community, on weekends locals often line up to purchase packets of noodles to take home and eat.
  • Saimyoji Temple
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Shionoecho
    This ancient temple is situated amidst the mountains of Shionoe. Some 200 bush clover plants grow on the grounds spanning 10 varieties, such as Thunberg's lespedeza, crimson bush clover, and dwarf milkwort, and the temple is also known as the “Bush Clover Temple.” In most years, the best time to see the temple’s bush clover in bloom is from late August to early September. The temple veritably buried in pale blossoms is a spectacular sight, and when the plants are in bloom the normally quiet grounds bustle with tourists and worshipers. A waterfall believed to have once been used for ascetic training purposes is locate behind the temple, and there is a sacred rock at the waterfall which looks like it will fall but never does. It is said that those who pray to the rock will also not fall (fail) and achieve their goal, and many people come here to receive divine assistance in passing a school entrance exam, attaining and maintain peace and prosperity in the home, and running a thriving business.
  • Manno Sunflower Fields
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    Kagawa Nakatado-gun Manno Cho Honoyama
    Manno Town, located on the border of Tokushima and Kagawa prefectures, is known as the home of sunflowers. Scattered around the district, are about 1,200,000 sunflowers on approximately 22 hectares. The best time to visit this district is from early to mid-July when patches of sunflowers brighten the landscape everywhere you look. These bright yellow patches of sunflowers, which bloom all at once, are like carpets of yellow absorbing the warm rays of the sun. The townspeople, wanting to share the beauty of the area, hold a sunflower festival in mid-July every year. During this annual summer event, many visitors from near and far come to enjoy strolling through the flower fields, attend the music festival, the bazaars, or participate in the photography contest.
  • Asahiyama Shinrinkoen
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    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi Takasecho Shimoasa
  • Yubunenomizu
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nakayama
  • Hanzancho Kusumi Chiku
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    Kagawa Marugame-shi Hanzancho Higashisakamoto
  • Kotohiranodai Sendan
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    Kagawa Prefecture Nakatado gun Kotohira
  • Hoshoinno Shinpaku
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Kamishou
  • Okubojinokanetohenrosannosuzu
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    Kagawa Pref. Sanukishi Tawa Kanewari 96

Kagawa Areas

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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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