The Shionoe area, which is located at the south end of Takamatsu City and borders Tokushima, is a hot-spring resort surrounded by a lush, green environment. It is a time-honored hot-spring resort that was opened by a high priest about 1,300 years ago and became popular as a place for hot spring cures. It is also easily accessible, 40 minutes by car and 60 minutes by city bus from the city center of Takamatsu and 15 minutes by car from Takamatsu Airport. Spend the night at the hot-spring resort or take a day trip.
This area is surrounded by lush green mountains leading to Shikoku Mountain Range, which extends east to west, at the center of Shikoku Island. In summer, you can enjoy fresh streams with fireflies and a waterfall, which will heal you with negative ions.
Shionoe is popular for hands-on activities in a unique natural environment, including catching river fish by hand, making cheese at a pasture and boar meat barbecue.
Many seasonal events are also held. The area bustles with visitors on the days of the four major festivals of Shionoe -- the cherry blossom festival (Sakura Matsuri), hot spring festival (Onsen Matsuri), firefly festival (Hotaru Matsuri), and red leaf festival (Momiji Matsuri).
Gathering date：2018.5.24 / Shionoe