This hot spring village, adjoining Kotohira-gu Shrine in Kagawa Prefecture, encompasses three source springs-a sodium calcium chloride spring, a salt bicarbonate earth spring, and a simple mildly radioactive cold mineral spring (hypotonic mildly alkaline cold mineral spring). The hot springs here were discovered in 1997 and now visitors can worship at the shrine and enjoy hot spring bathing all in one place. Since ancient times, Kotohira-gu Shrine has possessed many aspects, serving as a guardian of the sea, bountiful harvests, huge fish hauls, and prosperity in business, attracting large numbers of worshippers from all over the country. The shrine grounds also encompass many historic sites and the shrine itself possesses many cultural properties. In addition, the grounds are known for their seasonal flowers and beautiful fall foliage, and they constantly bustle with large numbers of visitors. There are also many activities offered here to ensure visitors enjoy a fulfilling visit, including handmade Sanuki udon noodle classes and wasanbon fine-grained Japanese sugar making classes.