9 Sights in Takamatsu, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Takamatsu, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Takamatsu, Japan.

1. 法然寺

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Honen-ji Temple is a Jodo sect temple located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Busshozan. In detail, it is called Busshozan Raigo-in Temple Honen-ji Temple. The principal image is a standing statue of Amida Nyorai, which is said to have been made by Honen. Honen Shonin Nijugo reijo (twenty-five sacred places) number two, Daikokuten (the highest rank of Buddhist deities) of Sanuki Shichifukujin (seven deities of good fortune).

Wikipedia: 法然寺 (JA)

2. Bekkaku19 Kouzai-ji

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Kozaiji Temple is a temple of the Daikakuji sect of Shingon Buddhism located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It is called Mt. Hodozan and Jizoin. The honzon is the Bodhisattva of Enmei Jizo. Shikoku Twenty Sacred Places No. 19 Shrine, Shikoku Thirty-Three Kannon Sacred Grounds No. 33 Shrines, Sanuki Seven Lucky Gods Bishamon Heaven. Honzon Mantra: On, Kakabi, Sanmaei, Sowaka Hymn Nanmu Great Sorrow, Enmei Jizo, Great Bodhisattva, Michibi Kitama, The Life of This World (Exceptional) Drunken Drunk Buddha's Smile (Shikoku Kannon)

Wikipedia: 香西寺 (JA), Website

3. 男木島灯台

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Ogijima Lighthouse is a stone lighthouse that stands at the northern end of Ogijima in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. In response to the increase in maritime traffic in the Seto Inland Sea after the Sino-Japanese War, it was built in 1895 after Blanton, who is known as the "father of lighthouses," at the eastern end of the Bisan-Seto East Passage by Japan alone. The lighttower is made entirely of granite (Anji stone) and is one of only two unpainted lighthouses in Japan (the other is Tsunoshima Lighthouse).

Wikipedia: 男木島灯台 (JA)

4. 華下天満宮

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Hanashita Tenmangu is a shrine located in Hyakuma Town, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It is said to be the oldest shrine in Takamatsu City, but there are other ancient shrines in Takamatsu City, and for example, the Tamura Shrine in Ichinomiya Town was founded in 704 AD and is more than 100 years older than 845 AD, when Sugawara Michimasa, who is enshrined in Tenmangu, was born, so this Tenmangu Shrine is not the oldest in Takamatsu City.

Wikipedia: 華下天満宮 (JA)

5. Shikoku Mura

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Shikoku Mura (四国村) is an open-air architectural park in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It houses over twenty buildings from around Shikoku dating from the Edo period through to the Taishō period, four of which have been designated Important Cultural Properties. The park opened in 1976 and covers an area of approximately fifty thousand square metres.

Wikipedia: Shikoku Mura (EN), Website

6. The Kagawa Museum

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The Kagawa Museum is a prefectural museum in Takamatsu, Japan, dedicated to the history and art of Kagawa Prefecture. The museum opened in 2008, consolidating the three institutions of the Kagawa Prefectural Cultural Hall ; Seto Inland Sea Folk History Museum  ; and Kagawa History Museum ; the first two institutions now operate as annexes of The Kagawa Museum.

Wikipedia: The Kagawa Museum (EN)

7. 冠櫻神社

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Kaneiji-jinja Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Yusa, Konan-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It is also known as 'Kamuro Hachiman-gu Shrine,' and is known as a shrine of marriage and is known as a ujigami (guardian god) of Konan-cho. The seventh of 'Sanuki Jugosha Reijo' (Sanuki Jugosha Reijo).

Wikipedia: 冠纓神社 (JA)

8. Ritsurin Garden

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Ritsurin Garden is a large, historic garden in Takamatsu, Japan. It was completed in 1745 as a private strolling garden and villa for the local feudal lords, and opened to the public in 1875. Ritsurin is one of the largest strolling gardens in Japan, and a major tourist attraction for Kagawa Prefecture.

Wikipedia: Ritsurin Garden (EN), Website

9. 大善寺

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Daizen-ji Temple is a temple of the Otani school of the Shinshu sect located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Shichihozan. Its principal image is Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Tathagata).

Wikipedia: 大善寺 (高松市) (JA)


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