Kotohiragu Shrine (金刀比羅宮)
Locally known as “Konpira-san,” this Shinto shrine is located in Kotohira Town, Nakatado County, Kagawa Prefecture. The shrine is a popular destination for cherry blossom viewing, and some 3,500 cherry trees, mainly Yoshino cherries, bloom on the shrine’s grounds in spring. Particularly noteworthy is the Sakura-no-baba, an avenue extending for approximately 150 meters from the shrine’s large main front gate. When the cherry trees are in full bloom, they create an arch of blossoms overhead, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a truly stunning scene. The shrine’s Cherry Blossom Festival is held each year on April 10, and visitors can watch a procession of shrine maidens and Shinto priests decorated with cherry blossoms. The main shrine is open to visitors from 6:00 to 17:00 (until 18:00 April to September), while the rear shrine is open from 8:30 to 17:00. Toilets and nearby parking available.
Kagawa Prefecture Nakadata-gun Kotohira Town 892-1 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)
- Kagawa Prefecture Nakadata-gun Kotohira Town 892-1 [map]
- Flowering state of cherry blossoms
- the end
- Cherry blossom forecast
- Late Mar.-Early Apr.
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Neighborhood town Charge parking lot Available
- Public toilets
- Not available
- Number of trees
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.