47 days in Kagawa Prefecture Itinerary

47 days in Kagawa Prefecture Itinerary

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47 days in Kagawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  39​h
1
Takamatsu
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sakaide
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kotohira-cho
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kanonji
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Higashikagawa
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  40​h
End: Buenos Aires

10
nights
Takamatsu

A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shikoku Mura Village and Takamatsuko Tamamo Breakwater Light. Kikugetu-tei and Honenji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Takamatsu: Naoshima-cho (Yoichiza, Shimacoya, & more) and Shidoji Temple (in Sanuki). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ogijima Island, let little ones run wild at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima, and explore the activities along Cape Osaki-no-Hana.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Takamatsu travel itinerary planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Takamatsu is an approximately 39-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, things will get colder in Takamatsu: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sakaide.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Shidoji Temple
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Thermal Spas
Shidoji Temple ©
Shidoji Temple
Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei

7
nights
Sakaide

Sakaide ©
Sakaide is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2017, the city has an estimated population of 52,281 and a population density of 570 persons per km². Visiting Yasoba Spring and Aonoyama will get you outdoors. Visit Ubushina Shrine and Kandani Shrine for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sakaide: Marugame (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Konpira Kaido Way, & more) and Ayagawa-cho (Takinomiya Temmangu Shrine & Takinomiya Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshoji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shotokuin, take in the awesome beauty at Iino-yama, and stop by Michi-no-Eki Seto Ohashi Memorial Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sakaide road trip app .

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Sakaide takes an hour. In January in Sakaide, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotohira-cho.

Things to do in Sakaide

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marugame, Utazu-cho, Kagawa Prefecture, Ayagawa-cho
Highlights from your plan
Shiromineji Temple ©
Shiromineji Temple
Goshoji Temple ©
Goshoji Temple

7
nights
Kotohira-cho

Kotohira-cho ©
Known only for being the home of the Kompirasan Shrine Complex, the tiny town of Kotohira-cho remains a popular day trip destination from larger nearby cities.
Get some historical perspective at Zentsu-ji Temple and Izutama Shrine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kotohira-gu Shrine and Iyadani-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kaiganji temple (in Tadotsu-cho), Zentsuji (Konzoji Temple, Koyama Temple, & more) and Manno-cho (Sanuki Manno Park, Mikado Gorge, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kyu Zentsujikaikosya, take an in-depth tour of Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum, go for a walk through Himawari no Sato Manno, and make a trip to Kompira Shrine Omotesando.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotohira-cho trip tool .

You can drive from Sakaide to Kotohira-cho in an hour. In February in Kotohira-cho, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kanonji.

Things to do in Kotohira-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zentsuji, Manno-cho, Mitoyo, Marugame, Kaiganji temple
Highlights from your plan
Sanuki Manno Park ©
Sanuki Manno Park
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu

7
nights
Kanonji

Kanonji ©
Kan'onji is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.As of May 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 63,721, with 23,480 households and a population density of 542.44 persons per km². Relax by the water at Chichibugahama Beach and Ichinomiya Park Kaigan. Popular historic sites such as Kamara Shrine and Takaya Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanonji: Sanagi Island (in Tadotsu-cho) and Mitoyo (Mt. Bakuchi, Mt. Shiude, & more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Mt. Unpenji, contemplate the long history of Ichiyaan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Motoyamaji temple, and don't miss a visit to Kanei Tsuho Zenigata.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanonji online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kotohira-cho to Kanonji takes an hour. February in Kanonji sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Higashikagawa.

Things to do in Kanonji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mitoyo, Sanagi Island
Highlights from your plan
Takaya Shrine, Gegu ©
Takaya Shrine, Gegu
Kanei Tsuho Zenigata ©
Kanei Tsuho Zenigata
Awai Shrine ©
Awai Shrine

6
nights
Higashikagawa

Higashikagawa ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Okuboji Temple and Tsuda Hachimangu. Take a break from the city and head to Shirotori Zoo and Salt Lake Hiketa. Explore Higashikagawa's surroundings by going to Sanuki (Hosokawa-Ke Residence, Tomita Chausuyama Tomb, & more) and Bentengu (in Mitoyo).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Higashikagawa day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kanonji to Higashikagawa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Shodoshima-cho on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Higashikagawa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sanuki, Bentengu
Highlights from your plan
Shirotori Zoo ©
Shirotori Zoo
Shirotori Shrine ©
Shirotori Shrine
Gion Shrine ©
Gion Shrine

6
nights
Shodoshima-cho, Shodo-shima

Shodoshima-cho ©
On an island famed for its gorgeous landscapes and seaside vistas, the town of Shodoshima-cho serves as the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nishinotakiryusui Temple and Teshima Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shodojima 88 Holy Sites Visiting and Catholic Shodoshima Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Tonosho-cho (Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), Dofuchi Strait, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Olive Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Shihoyubi Viewing Deck, get in on the family fun at Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, and make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shodoshima-cho online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Higashikagawa to Shodoshima-cho takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shodoshima-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tonosho-cho
Highlights from your plan
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Catholic Shodoshima Church ©
Catholic Shodoshima Church