A two-day cycling trip to enjoy the sea, mountains, and rivers of Takamatsu

TRAVEL IN TAKAMATSU

The Aji Peninsula area boasts the beauty of Seto Inland Sea and islands. The hot spring village of Shionoe is called the back room of Takamatsu. With the expansive scenery and plentiful food of the Koto River area, fully enjoy a two-day bicycle trip, travelling through Takamatsu with its beautiful sea, mountains, and rivers.

Day 1:
Takamatsu Airport -> Aji Peninsula -> Takamatsu (stay in the urban area)
49.8 km; difference in elevation: 99.5 m; time required: 6 hours (excluding time for meals)
Day 2:
The urban area of Takamatsu -> along the Koto River -> Shionoe hot spring village -> Takamatsu Airport
37.3 km; difference in elevation: 202 m; time required: 5 hours (excluding time for meals)

Start from Takamatsu Airport and take Prefectural Road Route 13 to the Aji Peninsula.

Ryuo Park


Ryuo Park at the center of Ryuman Pond is one of the most famous spots for cherry blossom viewing in Takamatsu. The cherry trees form a tunnel over the road from the edge of the pond to the park.

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OKI Olive Garden Café


Climb up from the sign on Route 13 and enter another world with 1500 olive trees.


Beautifully green olives, harvested young, have a light taste that pairs well with Japanese food. Omutama Gohan (Fried Rice and Egg Omelette) is an extremely delicious menu item topped with olive oil. Enjoy the food in the fresh air of the olive garden.


Tankai


Tankai offer popular set menu meals developed from fresh local fish with seasonal side dishes. We recommend the sashimi and tempura meal or the fried shrimp meal. They place importance on home-cooked taste, using a rich dashi stock with bonito, iriko, and fish bone to enhance the flavors of its dishes. This is the right place to enjoy Japanese food.


Genpei no Sato Mure


This roadside station boasts souvenirs from Kagawa and Shikoku, and a restaurant. Drop in to buy beverages and take a bathroom break.


Jakoya Seafood Diner offers over 60 kinds of home-made foods every day. Local women are responsible for cooking, making local fish-based dishes.

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George Nakashima Memorial Gallery

Sakura Seisakusho is a workshop surrounded by many trees in Mure, Takamatsu. They produce furniture designed by George Nakashima, a furniture designer representative of the 20th century.
The George Nakashima Memorial Gallery displays about 60 works, including chairs made during his early days as an architect, and the samples sent from the workshop in the U.S.A. that were the first business for Sakura Seisakusho.

Consider the wood and make George Nakashima-branded furniture.

To the Aji Peninsula area, rich with the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea and its islands


NAGARE STUDIO

The house and atelier of Masayuki Nagare is open to the public as an art gallery. The world recognized sculptor worked there until his last years.

NAGARE STUDIO

The northernmost point of Shikoku


The northernmost point of Shikoku is located at the northern tip of the Aji Peninsula. Go down the slope off Prefectural Road Route 36 running along the coast of the Aji Peninsula to discover the stone monument marking the northernmost point of Shikoku.


Walk the rocky approach to the point of the cape. There you will find a shrine gate from which you can experience a panoramic view of Shodoshima.

Junai-no-Seichi Aji Tourism and Exchange Center


The Amahira Photo Studio has reproduced the set for the 2004 movie, Crying Out Love in the Center of the World. Visit one of the film’s shooting locations, a traditional fishing port.

Shirobana Park


You can overlook the gentle foothills of Yashima from Shirobana Park. Stone sculptures are placed in the wide, grassy square.

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan

Isamu Noguchi, the world-renowned sculptor, had an atelier in Mure late in his life. It is open to the public as a museum now, preserving the working atmosphere of his studio.

Open: three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Museum tour: three times a day: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
*All visitors are required to make reservations by postcard.

For more details, see the website of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan.

As the first day of cycling comes to a close, enjoy the food and sake of Kagawa, in its many nice restaurants and pubs.

Drop in for a drink, and also a meal if you want! Five places where you can fully enjoy the evening in Takamatsu.

On Day 2, take the cycle path along the Koto River that flows on the west side of Takamatsu.

Takamatsu Municipal Water Museum


This vividly-painted western-style building is the former Goten Suigenchi (currently, the Takamatsu Municipal Water Museum).
It is a water purification plant that was constructed to build a modern water system for Takamatsu in the Taisho Period.

Bring your camera and visit five photogenic spots in Takamatsu

Tamagoyaki Akaoni(Japanese-style omelette shop)


The yellow shipping container with a female demon painted on it is the rolled egg shop, Tamagoyaki Akaoni (Japanese-style omelette shop).
Oniko no Tamago Sando (egg Sandwich) are egg sandwiches for which the rolled egg is made fresh for each order. That's why the rolled egg is very soft. The owner/chef used to run a Japanese cuisine restaurant. It takes nine hours for him to prepare the full-blown dashi stock for the rolled egg. There are two types of rolled egg: Akaoni (sweet) and Ao'oni (light and seasoned with salt).

Rows of cherry trees along the Koto River


There are many rows of cherry trees dotted here and there along the Koto River. In April, the riverbanks become light pink. You can look at the cherry blossoms very closely because the branches are quite low. Take a break to enjoy the cherry blossoms.

Shunpudo Factory Shop


This shop is an outlet store selling the cakes and breads made by Shunpudo, a long-established western confectionery in Takamatsu.
Many regular customers and students come for bargains on items such as bread baked the previous day and cake crumbs. Come in the morning when they still have many different products in stock.

To the Shionoe hot spring village, called the back room of Takamatsu

Gasoline Michi Street


The so-called gasoline car (Shionoe Onsen Railway) was operated on the approximately 16-km-long rail between Busshozan and Shionoe, Takamatsu from 1929 to 1941. The new road was constructed on the dead track and nicknamed Gasoline Michi Street .

Shionoe-Net

Shionoe Museum of Art


The Shionoe Museum of Art is situated in a tranquil location rich with greenery and nestled between mountains. They exhibit the Shionoe Museum of Art collection and works by artists with a relationship with Kagawa.

Takamatsu Shioe Museum

The Shionoe hot spring village


The Shionoe area is a hot spring village rich in greenery and nature, located on the southern edge of Takamatsu, on the border with Tokushima.
Enjoy the fresh mountain air and the beautiful landscapes of the valleys while cycling.

Easy Access From Takamatsu! Relax In The Great Outdoors At Shionoe Onsen Resort

Return from the Shionoe hot spring village to Takamatsu Airport to complete your cycling journey.


INFORMATION

Ryuo Park

Address
1865-13 Kagawacho Higashikami, Takamatsu City, Kagawa

OKI Olive Garden Café

Address
4560-1 Nishiueta-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa
Business hours
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. *During lunch, only a 3000 yen prix-fixe meal is available, and reservations are required from December to February.
Regular holidays
No scheduled holidays
TEL
080-1623-7772

Tankai

Address
2566-1 Ko, Shinden-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa
Business hours
Weekdays: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (last order: 2:30 p.m.), 5:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. (last order: 9:00 p.m.) Saturday, Sunday, national holiday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (last order: 2:30 p.m.), 4:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. (last order: 9:00 p.m.)
TEL
087-844-4455

Genpei no Sato Mure

Address
631-7 Muremachihara, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Business hours
9:00~17:00
Regular holidays
First and third Tuesdays (open on public holidays)
TEL
087-845-6080

George Nakashima Memorial Gallery

Address
1132-1 Omachi, Mure Town, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Business hours
10:00~17:00
Regular holidays
Sundays and public holidays
TEL
087-845-2828

NAGARE STUDIO

Address
3183-1 Anji-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
TEL
087-871-3011(見学はサイトから要予約)

The northernmost point of Shikoku

Address
5340-1 Anji-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
TEL
087-871-4664(竹居観音寺)

Junai-no-Seichi Aji Tourism and Exchange Center

Address
5824 Address 4 Anji-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa
Business hours
9:00-17:00 Cafe 9:30-16:30 (L.O.16: 00)
Regular holidays
Tuesday (open on holidays, closed on the following Monday)
TEL
087-871-1700

Shirobana Park

Address
6392-91 Shingai, Aji-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa

Takamatsu Municipal Water Museum

Address
1360 Tsuruichi-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa
URL
https://union.suido-kagawa.lg.jp/site/takamatsu/1283.html

Tamagoyaki Akaoni(Japanese-style omelette shop)

Address
1650-1 Tsuruichi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa
Business hours
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Regular holidays
Tuesday

Shunpudo Factory Shop

Address
1728-30 Ono, Kagawa-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa
Business hours
7:00~19:00
Regular holidays
January 1

Shionoe Museum of Art

Address
602 Yasuhara, Shioe Town, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Date and time
9:00~17:00
Regular holidays
Mondays (open on holidays and closed the next day), from December 29 to January 3

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

Address
3519 Mure, Mure Town, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Business hours
Tour tours: 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Regular holidays
4th of every month, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
TEL
087-870-1500
URL
http://www.isamunoguchi.or.jp/

Gathering date:2020.4.1 / Ryuo Park

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