8 recommended cherry blossom spots in Kagawa Prefecture! The beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea and cherry blossoms dyed pink


There are spots in Kagawa Prefecture where you can enjoy the four seasons. From classic spots where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms that will bloom soon, to secret spots that are not yet known.

Classic spot

■ Special scenic spot Ritsurin Park - Takamatsu

There are about 320 cherry blossoms centered on Yoshino cherry tree in the park, and the exquisite contrast between the luster of the cherry blossoms reflected on the lake surface and the color of the pine greenery of about 1,000 is fascinating to the viewer.

Address: 1-20-16 Kuribayashi-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
>Ritsurin Park official site

■ Marugame Castle - Marugame City

Marugame Castle, one of the twelve surviving wooden keeps, has about 1,000 cherry blossoms surrounding the castle enshrined on the tallest stone wall in Japan.

Address: Ichibancho, Marugame City, Kagawa
>Marugame Castle official website

■ Kotohira Shrine - Kotohira Town

Approximately 3,500 cherry blossoms bloom in the precincts, of which “Sakura no Baba” at the end of Daimon is a famous cherry blossom spot. At the “Sakura Festival” held on April 10 every year, a shrine maiden with cherry blossoms will enter the main shrine while lining up the cherry blossoms.

Address: 892-1 Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa
>Kotohira Shrine Official Website

■ Shiun Ideyama - Mitoyo

There are 1,000 cherry blossoms in Shiundeyama, 352 meters above sea level, located on the Shonai Peninsula. It is a superb view where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms and the Seto Inland Sea together.

Address: Takuma Town, Mitoyo City, Kagawa
>Shiun Ideyama official website

Secret spot

■ Megijima - Takamatsu City

There are about 3,000 Yoshino cherry trees, yamazakura, and yaezakura on the island, including a row of cherry blossom trees from the port to the lighthouse.

Address: Megicho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
>Megijima Official Site

■ Asahiyama Forest Park - Mitoyo

In the park at the top of the Asahiyama mountain at an altitude of about 238m, in the spring, about 2,000 cherry trees including Yoshino cherry tree bloom. Observation decks with 360-degree panoramas are also popular.

Address: 3829-14 Shimosa, Takase-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa
>Asahiyama Forest Park official website

■ Kenritsuki Park - Sanuki City

Cherry blossom trees line up on both sides of a 300m long dike connecting Kameshima and the shrine to form a “flower tunnel”, and the appearance of it shining on the surface of the water is a truly spectacular view.

Address: 163-1 Nagao, Sanuki City, Kagawa
>Prefectural Kamezuru Park official website

■ Shibazakura Fuji - Higashikagawa City

The Shibazakura, which spreads pink all over the slopes of the mountain, is beautiful and looks like Mt. Fuji. The best time is from early April to early May.

Address: 774 Higashi-Kagawa City, Kagawa
>Shibazakura Fuji official site



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