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Yashima

Ruins of an historic battle where samurai fought

  • YashimaYashima
  • YashimaYashima
  • The view of the Seto Inland Sea from YukakuteiThe view of the Seto Inland Sea from Yukakutei
  • The view from the top of the mountain and cherry blossomsThe view from the top of the mountain and cherry blossoms
  • Sunset view from Shishi no Reigan ViewpointSunset view from Shishi no Reigan Viewpoint
  • Night view of Takamastu from Shishi no Reigan ViewpointNight view of Takamastu from Shishi no Reigan Viewpoint
  • Yashima DrivewayYashima Driveway
  • Yashimaji TempleYashimaji Temple
  • New Yashima AquariumNew Yashima Aquarium

About a thousand years ago in Japan, two groups of samurai –the Genji and the Heike– fought against each other in what is known as "the Genpei Battle". Yashima was one of the battle sites. From a roof-like lava plateau, you can take in a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea as it blends in with the islands and cityscape of Takamatsu.
At Dannoura, the location where the Genpei Battle was fought, many ruins from this time tell their history: The Heike hid their warship at Funa-kakushi (Hiding Ship), and the archers prayed for their arrows to hit their target at the Inoriiwa (Prayer's Rock).
Yashimaji Temple is located at the summit, and is the 84th temple of the Shikoku 88 temples visited by pilgrims to rid themselves of bad luck and make wishes. The drive to the summit is very popular, and you can look out over the location where the famous Kagawa product Aji-stone is found.

Basic Information

Address Yashima Sanjo, Takamatsu
Telephone Number 087-841-9443(Yashima Sanjo Tourism Association)
Website Visit Website (Japanese only)
Business Hours Drive Way Open: 6:30 - 22:00
Closed Open all year round
Fee Drive Way Fee (Return trip) Private cars and delivery trucks (regular, light, small) 630 yen
Minibuses and regular buses 1,570 yen
Time Required Approx. 40 minutes if walking around the summit
Directions ■By Rail
Approx. 20 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station on the Kotoku Line. Approx. 20 minutes from JR Yashima Station by car.
■By Car
Approx. 30 minutes from Takamatsu Center IC by car
Parking Available
*Large buses accepted

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