A somewhat scary trip to Nishinotakiryusui Temple, one of the temples on the 88 Shodoshima Temples Pilgrimage, mainly due to fact that no one was around. Failed to explore the especially interesting rock cave behind the main hall, which has legends surrounding the encounter between Kukai and a dragon.
Yashima-ji, 84th Temple of the Shikoku 88-Temples Pilgrimage
A visit to Yashima-ji, the 84th temple on the Shikoku 88-Temples Pilgrimage during my trip to Yashima Sanjo. Originally founded by Ganjin of the Risshu Buddhism school, the now Shingon-sect of Buddhism temple worships the a wooden seated statue of Senju Kannon said to be carved by Kukai.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – The Final Part
As the title says, this is the final part (fourth to be exact) of my Shikoku Mura exploration, the open-air museum showcasing structures from all over Shikoku Region dating back mostly to the Edo Period. This final part covers more family houses, a soy sauce warehouse, more storehouses and a western-style house turned tea-room.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – Part 3
Part 3 of my exploration in Shikoku Mura, the open-air museum exhibiting traditional buildings and structures from all over Shikoku Region. This time we take a look at the bark-steaming hut, more family houses and the Marugame Official Rice Storehouse.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – Part 2
Part 2 of my exploration in Shikoku Mura, the open-air museum showcasing traditional buildings and structures from Shikoku Region. This post covers a sugar cane press, a tea hall previously located along a route used by pilgrims on the Shikoku 88-Temples Pilgrimage and a series of lighthouse / lighthouse keeper's residences.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – Part 1
First part of my exploration in Shikoku Mura, an open-air museum exhibiting traditional structures and buildings from Shikoku Region dating back to the Edo and Meiji periods.
Yashima Sanjo, Kagawa Prefecture
Yashima is a good side trip from Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture. There are a number of attractions on the summit including observation decks overlooking Takamatsu city and the Seto Inland Sea, the Yashima Temple, the Yashima no Ki castle ruins, and the New Yashima Aquarium.
Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Village
Exploring the filming set of the 1987 remake of Twenty-Four Eyes (Nijushi no Hitomi), a story about a female teacher and her first-grade students set in 1928 through 1946, depicting life before and after WWII. Though I have not watched the movie at the point of the visit, it was still an interesting and memorable experience.
Kankakei’s Omote 12 Scenes Trail
Aside from the ropeway, another good way to explore Kankakei is by one of the hiking trails between Kountei (lower station) and the Sancho Summit Station. I opted for the Omote 12 Scenes Trail, passing by some amazing views and interesting rock formations, which was amplified by the beautiful autumn foliage during the season.
One of the Top 3 Beautiful Gorges in Japan: Kankakei Gorge
Basking in the beautiful sights of Kankakei Gorge in Shodoshima via the Kankakei Ropeway, a 5 minutes ride. The view of the sky, sea and gorge all in one is one of the most beautiful sights I have seen, added with the fiery autumn colors appearing in the second half of November.
Angel Road: Where angels fulfil your love wishes
Taking a stroll on Angel Road, a sandbar which appears only twice a day during low tide. Famous as a lover's sanctuary, Angel Road is known to fulfil love wishes by crossing the sandbar with a loved one.