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Gorgeous Temples, Awesome Views, and a mix of New and Ancient

As a long-term foreign resident in Takamatsu, I have often come to this temple to visit. There are... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Takamatsu, Japan
Not for the temple but for the amazing view

From Takamatsu, with Kotoden line, get off at Yashima station (a 10 minute ride) and get on the bus... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
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29 Oct 2018
“Gorgeous Temples, Awesome Views, and a mix of New and Ancient”
13 May 2018
“Not for the temple but for the amazing view”
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1808 Yashimahigashimachi, Takamatsu 761-0111, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

As a long-term foreign resident in Takamatsu, I have often come to this temple to visit. There are a variety of ways to get to the top, and the hiking paths can be a bit challenging. With kids in tow, I usually opt for driving,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MarkGroenewold
Reviewed 13 May 2018

From Takamatsu, with Kotoden line, get off at Yashima station (a 10 minute ride) and get on the bus to the temple (bus stop just in front of the station). If you want to walk uphill consider it is a one hour walk. If you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ItalyMar
Reviewed 30 April 2017

It s in a pretty setting and if you are into Temple gazing pay it a visit if you have time to wander around the site.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Aussiebd
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely temple to visit with a variety of interesting buildings, shrines, statues and deities. Traditional souvenirs and religious charms available. Unfortunately the museum was not open when I went and I was disappointed as I wanted to see the artefacts but it was a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank 1st_Dark_Angel
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Spectacular place, well worth a visit - but be warned you need to walk uphill to reach this - most people go by bus tour. A little commercialised for this sort of thing - lots of tacky shops I thought, but some wonderful thing and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank colin1957
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Compared to some of the sites on the 88-temple pilgrimage on Shikoku, Yashima-ji is quite developed. It is at the top of a small mountain with a great view of the Inland Sea. Take time to stroll around the mountaintop, as history buffs will enjoy...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Lara N
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Good walking pilgrimage! Loved it and walked it! Would recommend go experienced long distances walkers only! English speaking a must and some Japanese spoken is an added value! Ganbatai!

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank ethique1995
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is the 84th temple in the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, Yashima-ji, is located atop the mountain. I came here a few times because it has nice sunset scenery especially if the weather is clear.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank DJtherock
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We paid a ¥630 toll fare to drive up Yashima mountain. There’s a large parking lot at the top of the drive with an aquarium (but we didn’t go to this). This is also the site of the 84th temple in the 88 Temple Pilgrimage...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank brown-and-cony
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is a wonderful place for an afternoon visit. One of the most outstanding sunsets of my life. Very serence and beautiful. I also found th Buddhist Temple of great interest.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank 392stevenr
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