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Mt.Yashima, Takamatsu

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Treat yourself to expansive views of pristine surroundings following a steep hike to the top of Mt.Yashima. Find caves, rock formations, and lush vegetation as you climb to the 293 m (961 ft) high lava plateau. On your way to the top, you'll come across the Shikoku temple, the 84th of 88 sacred pilgrimage sites in the country. Reach the top and take in a bird’s-eye view of the 12th-century battleground where the Genji clan defeated the Heike. Put Mt.Yashima at the forefront of your travel plans using our Takamatsu vacation generator.
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Where to stay in Takamatsu

The second most populous city in Shikoku and home to a major port, Takamatsu has a range of accommodations to cater to various needs and budgets. Cheap business hotels with saunas can be found around the train station and Ritsurin Garden, while luxurious modern hotels sit near the Sun Port area north of the garden. Guesthouses are scattered around the downtown area. The business focus of Takamatsu has led to an ever-increasing number of boutique hotels.
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  • We took the bus up. Even though we could read Kanji, the bus schedule was unclear because it wrote something like "buses not operating in December". Maybe our misinterpretation. Up top the view is gre...  more »
  • Need 3-4 hours to visit as bus from bottom of the mountain is NOT frequent. Taxi to go up costs JPY 1000-1200 and bus is around JPY 200 The temple there is huge and need lots of walking but view overl...  more »
  • Mt. Yashima is a small mountain with wonderful views overlooking the Inland Sea. It is a great place for a mixed group to visit because there is something for everyone at the top: temple #84 on the Sh...  more »