Three select beaches in Takamatsu

TRAVEL IN TAKAMATSU

The Seto Inland Sea is calm, located between Honshu and Shikoku. The beauty of the landscape with many islands has mesmerized tourists and travelers since ancient times. Tranquil port towns and relaxing beaches await. Take a day trip to the remote islands featuring these beaches.

Cape Takei (Aji-cho)

It is about 40 minutes by car to go from the central part of Takamatsu to Aji, a fishing town with many fishing boats anchored at the port.

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There is a beach with very clear water at the tip of Aji Peninsula.


View beautiful scenery, including Shodoshima Island, which is famous for olives, and the islands in Seto Inland Sea.


You cannot help but go to the water's edge, enticed by the beautiful ripples.


Takei Kannon Temple is located next to the beach. The temple deifies the guardian god of the demon's gate of Takamatsu Castle. Chikamasa Ikoma, lord of Sanuki Province, and Yorishige Matsudaira, the first feudal lord of Takamatsu Domain, worshipped there. It has been regarded as an important spiritual place with mystical energy for ages.


The dedicated statue of the Goddess of Mercy is located in the naturally-formed, mysterious cave. Go there to pray after a walk on the beach. Photos are prohibited inside the cave.


Yumigahama (Megijima)

Megijima Island is popular, located near Takamatsu Port. It is easy to visit.


During the busy season in August, more ferryboats operate and seaside houses are opened on the island that is usually very quiet. The island is crowed with people enjoying barbecue and a swim in the sea.

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Disembark from the ferry and walk five minutes while looking at the artwork placed here and there.


Then, you will come across a white sandy beach beyond pine groves that offer cool shade.


The beach was reinforced and the Ministry of the Environment selected it as one of the top 100 beaches in Japan. The white of the sandy beach contrasts well with the blue of the ocean.


Koibito Misaki is the tip of the pier, made from piled stone, where you can view the entire island. See the Seto Inland Sea while being protected from the elements.


Yashima is the lava plateau that has been specified as a national natural monument. It is characterized by the roof-like shape called a mesa.


A certain geography buff recommends going to the sea or one of the islands for the most beautiful view of the mesa of Yashima. Compare it with the view from Takamatsu Port.


Swiming in the sea is possible. There are shower rooms and rest rooms near the beach.


In summer, seaside houses are opened where you can rest and eat. It is very busy on the weekends.


Benches face the sea on the promenade along the beach.


People rest or take photos while looking at the fishing boats and the red ferry from which they just disembarked. They spend time at the beach as they like. What about you?


Oi Beach (Ogijima)

The ferry leaves Takamatsu Port, passes Megijima Island and goes to Ogijima Island located behind it.

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To go to the beach of Ogijima Island from the port, walk about 20 minutes through the residential area.


Pass the artworks that are about to run to the ocean. The beach is right there.


Although it is a bit far from the port, the beach is not crowed at all and has a calm atmosphere.
Thankfully, there is a roofed rest area.


Enjoy bathing in the sea as shower rooms and rest rooms are available.


Shower rooms and rest rooms are roomy and separated by gender. They are convenient.


It takes about an hour (40 minutes by ferry and 20 minutes on foot) to go from Takamatsu Port to the beach where you can feel tranquility specific to the island's sea.


INFORMATION

Cape Takei (Aji-cho)

Yumigahama (Megijima)

Oi Beach (Ogijima)

Gathering date:2018.7.20 / Cape Takei (Aji-cho)

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