Introducing the spectacular cherry blossom spots in Kagawa “Special scenic spot Ritsurin Garden Spring illumination”


Introducing the spectacular spring scenery spots in Kagawa prefecture and information on prefectural products that we would like to recommend in the coming season when spring is coming and it will be warm.

“Ritsurin Garden”, which is a national special place of scenic beauty and was introduced by Michelin Green Guide Japan as a three-star meaning “it is worth traveling”, is the 18th special place of Scenic Ritsurin Garden Spring. “Light Up” will be held for 10 days from March 26th (Friday) to April 4th (Sunday), 2021.

At this time when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the course centered on the north garden where cherry blossoms such as Yoshino cherry trees are lined up is lit up, and you can enjoy the magnificent view of the cherry blossoms floating in the dark.

The cherry blossom tunnel on the lawn plaza garden road, which welcomes visitors from the north gate, and the view of the cherry blossoms reflected on the surface of the pond and lake in the park are also very tasteful and are one of the highlights. During the light-up period, Japanese boats are also operated at night in the North Lake, and the panoramic view of the illuminated cherry blossoms from the Japanese boat is also popular. (* Reservation required for all flights)

Overview of “Special Scenic Ritsurin Garden Spring Illumination”

Period: 10 days from March 26th (Friday) to April 4th (Sunday), 2021 * 18: 00-21: 00 (last admission is 20:30)
Admission fee: Adults 410 yen, children (elementary and junior high school students) 170 yen
Japanese boat boarding fee: Adults 620 yen, children (elementary and junior high school students) 310 yen * Admission fee is not included (advance reservation required for all flights)
Capacity: 6 people (9 flights every 15 minutes from 18:00)

* About infection prevention measures for new coronavirus infections
During the light-up time, the temperature will be measured at the time of admission. Those with a temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher will not be admitted. Please be sure to wear a mask and disinfect your hands and fingers with the disinfectant solution installed in the park. Please refrain from banquets with sheets in the park.
>Detailed page about the light-up of Ritsurin Garden Spring in Reiwa 3rd year

One of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Kagawa, "Sakura of Shiudeyama and a superb view of the Seto Inland Sea"

Shiudeyama (elevation 352m), located on the Sonai Peninsula in Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture, is a popular spot for cherry blossoms, which is a good place to visit in Kagawa Prefecture. If you aim for the mountaintop while walking along the nature-rich promenade, the entire area is colored with cherry blossoms in full bloom, and there are many highlight spots where you can see the sea and cherry blossoms at the same time.

From the top of the mountain, the magnificent Seto Inland Sea extends beyond the cherry blossoms. Please enjoy it together.

* Advance reservations are required to enter the mountain during the cherry blossom season of Shiudeyama in 2021. Visitors will be restricted from entering the mountain by allowing only private cars that have been pre-booked online to enter the mountain. Please be sure to check the details from the URL below.
>Online advance reservation page

Enjoy the cherry blossoms slowly Approximately 2500 cherry blossom tunnels "Megijima"

About 2,500 cherry trees are planted on Megijima Island, which is famous as the legendary Onigashima Island of Momotaro, which floats in the sea about 20 minutes by ferry from Takamatsu Port. On the road to the Oni Cave near the top of the mountain, cherry blossoms that bloom like tunnels welcome you from both sides.

From the “Washigamine Observatory” beyond that, you can overlook the scenery of Setouchi, and among the beautifully blooming cherry blossoms, large and small boats that go back and forth in the Seto Inland Sea, and the islands of Seto, Yashima, Mt. You can enjoy the scenery overlooking the mountains.
>Onigashima Tourism Association Site

Yashima Sanjo "Shishi no Reishi Observatory" "Yashima Temple"

Yashima, which is famous for the episode of “Fan no Target” in the Genpei War, is a famous place where you can enjoy many cherry blossoms. At the “Shishi-no-Reigen Observatory” on Mt. Yashima, old cherry blossoms bloom and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery combined with the view of the Seto Inland Sea.

Kasho cherry blossoms bloom near the four heavenly gates of Yashimaji Temple in front of the observatory. Why don’t you enjoy various kinds of cherry blossoms such as wild cherry blossoms and weeping cherry blossoms?

* Kasho Sakura: In 1665, Takamatsu feudal lord Matsudaira Hanzaemon planted trees as a pleasure in old age.

>Yajima Yamagami Tourism Association Site

"Shiramineenchi Observatory", a hidden spot with a view of the Seto Ohashi Bridge in the Seto Inland Sea

Around the “Shiramineenchi Observatory” near the prefectural road to Shiromine Temple at the 81st Shiromine Temple, the cherry blossoms bloom in spring, and Seto spans Sakaide City and the Seto Inland Sea. You can overlook the bridge.

In the neighborhood, cherry blossoms bloomed on the “Saigyo Hoshi no Michi” from Oumi Shrine to Shiromine Goryo, where it is said that Saigyo Hoshi visited the Imperial Mausoleum three years after the death of Emperor Chongde in Sanuki, and the Seto Inland Sea was relaxed. It is a popular spot in the prefecture as an area where you can enjoy the scenery.
>Kagawa Prefectural Environment and Forestry Department Green Conservation Division Site

Cherry-blossom viewing spots along the line where you can enjoy the train and cherry blossoms together

“Kotoden”, which runs through the rural scenery of Kagawa dotted with rice balls, is also attracting attention from “Taketetsu”. At Kazashigaoka Station, an unmanned station along the Kotohira Line, the cherry blossoms planted on the slopes are very beautiful and go great with trains.

From the bridge over the station, you can take pictures from an angle that looks down on the train over the cherry blossoms. Why don’t you take a picture of “Kotoden” at an unmanned station surrounded by nature?
Address: Hatada, Ayagawa-cho, Ayauta-gun, Kagawa Prefecture

Collaboration of trains and cherry blossoms along the railroad tracks JR Kotoku Line "Orange Town Station"

JR Kotoku Line “Orange Town Station” in Shido, Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture, is located in a spacious and lush garden city. You can enjoy the collaboration between the cherry blossoms lined up along the railway line and the train. Vehicles of various colors and shapes come and go, so I hope you will enjoy it at the same time.
Address: Shido, Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture

* In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, when viewing cherry blossoms while taking a walk, using the park, etc., refrain from banquets with sheets, crowds, and acts that may be in close contact with each other for the time being. Please be aware of this. Thank you for your cooperation.

Information on recommended prefecture products to enjoy with the arrival of spring

“Oidemai” rice produced in Reiwa 2nd year is rated “Special A” again this year in the taste ranking

The rice “Oidemai”, which was born in Kagawa Prefecture, has a well-aligned grain, and the cooked rice is bright in color and very glossy, and the firm texture and sweetness spread in the mouth. “Oidemai” produced in 2013 received the highest evaluation “Special A” in the “Rice taste ranking” conducted by the Japan Grain Inspection Association.

Since 2013, it has received the highest evaluation for the fifth time, and it will be the second consecutive year from 2019. We are working with producers to create delicious “Oidemai” so that everyone in Japan can enjoy it.

>LOVE Sanuki-san official website

Limited shipment only from April to May ・ “Sanuki Samon” grown with herbs

The flesh grown on the four herbs of nutmeg, oregano, cinnamon, and ginger is characterized by a refreshing taste with little fishy odor. It is cultivated from winter to autumn, which is suitable for salmon growth, and is shipped only from early April to late May.

Not only can you taste the freshness of sashimi and carpaccio raw, but you can also enjoy it with Meuniere and Miso-zuke with a little effort.
>LOVE Sanuki official website

Original strawberry “Sanukihime” born in Kagawa prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture’s original variety “Sanukihime”, which was born in Kagawa Prefecture, has large fruits and a round and cute shape, and the glossy flesh has a soft texture. About 90% or more of the strawberries in Kagawa Prefecture are cultivated by the “elevated hydroponic cultivation system”, and the fruits hanging in the air are evenly exposed to sunlight, so high quality strawberries are produced.

Normally, the balance between sweetness and sourness is excellent even in April to May when the sourness becomes strong, and a stable sugar content is achieved throughout the cultivation period, so that you can enjoy it for a long time.
>LOVE Sanuki official website

Introducing the high-rise tower "superb view" spots in Setouchi

Gold Tower (Utazu-cho, Ayauta-gun)

The golden “Gold Tower”, which rises 158m above the ground near the Shikoku Aquarium, is an observation tower that overlooks not only Seto Ohashi and Utazu Town over the Seto Inland Sea, but also Marugame City and Sakaide City.

In the observation space, there is an aquarium “Sorakin” where 3333 goldfish and tropical fish swim in the sky as well as enjoying the scenery. “Sorakin” collaborates with various creator groups to create a space that imagines the universe and the earth. Don’t miss the goldfish that seem to be swimming in the Seto Inland Sea.

Business hours: Weekdays 10: 00-18: 00 (Last entry 17:30)
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10: 00-22: 00 (last admission 21:30)

>Gold Tower official website

Seto Ohashi Tower (Sakaide City)

The Seto Ohashi Tower, which is adjacent to the Seto Ohashi Memorial Park at the foot of the Seto Ohashi Bridge, is the tallest rotating observatory tower in the world. The observation room with a capacity of 100 people rotates from the ground and slowly rises to a height of 108 m in about 10 minutes.

You can enjoy a panoramic view of the Sanuki Mountains, the industrial area of Sakaide, the mountains of Goshikidai, and the islands of the Shiwaku Islands, as well as the islands connected by the Seto Ohashi Bridge.

Business hours: 9: 00-17: 00 (Last entry 16:20)

>Seto Ohashi Tower Official Website

Takamatsu Symbol Tower (Takamatsu City)

The Takamatsu Symbol Tower, which is close to JR Takamatsu Station, is the largest high-rise tower in Shikoku, boasting a height of 151 ⅿ. On the 30th floor of the tower building, there is a rooftop plaza overlooking the islands of the Seto Inland Sea and the city of Takamatsu.

In addition, on the 29th floor, there is a “restaurant in the sky” where you can enjoy Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Why don’t you enjoy the dishes made with the ingredients of Setouchi along with the spectacular view at the symbol tower, which boasts the highest height in Shikoku.

-Rooftop Square-

Business hours: May-September 9: 00-20: 00
October-April 9: 00-19: 00

* In case of rain, it will be closed.

"Not just" petite information in Kagawa Prefecture

Finally, there is the unknown “not only” petite information of Kagawa Prefecture. This time, we would like to introduce an art museum that is proud of Kagawa prefecture, which has an attractive cafe.

A cafe where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Seto Ohashi
“Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Museum”
The Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kaiso Setouchi Museum of Art, located in Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture, is located near the Seto Ohashi Bridge that connects Honshu and Shikoku.

Entering the hall from an approach reminiscent of Higashiyama’s work “Michi”, when you go to the lounge on the sea side, the Seto Inland Sea and the masterpiece of Seto Ohashi spread out in front of you, like a painting You can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

At “Cafe Nagisa” in the lounge, coffee cups with the motif of the work of painter Higashiyama are used and can be purchased at the museum shop.

Business hours: 9:30 – 16:30 (Last order 16:00)

>Setouchi Museum Introduction Page

With the colorful works of Genichiro Inokuma
Café MIMOCA “Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art”
“Café MIMOCA” is located on the 3rd floor of the large and beautiful Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art in front of JR Marugame Station. It is a complex store of cafes and merchandise, and you can enjoy the cafe menu, as well as selling food, food and housing items to enjoy your life, mainly foods and handicrafts in Kagawa, Shikoku and Setouchi.

Enjoy cafe time while gazing at the “Cascade Plaza” created by waterfalls and objects from the glass windows.

Business hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last order 17:00)

>Cafe MIMOCA official website



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