Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the many islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Yashima cycling route

Go cycling to enjoy the stunning view of the Seto Inland Sea to the fullest!

Yashima is a peninsula protruding into the Seto Inland Sea. Prefectural Route 150, surrounded by the sea, is perfect for cycling. Linked with Prefectural Route 36, which circles the Aji Peninsula, this route is perfect for enjoying the beautiful landscape of the many islands on a bicycle! This page also points out attractive photo spots and popular restaurants along the route.

  • Time RequiredAbout 5hour
  • Travel distanceAbout 28km

How to get to the starting pointCycle Train -- Bring your bicycle on board.

Kotoden Kawaramachi Station → Kotoden Fusazaki Station

On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kotoden Shido Line operates a service named Cycle Train, which allows you to bring your bicycle on board without a rinko bag. This permits you to travel to your destination quickly. It is also convenient when you want to go a little farther.
(This service may be unavailable during the Sanuki Takamatsu Festival or other events.)

How to enter the station

The entrance to the station on the Shido Line is located on the first floor on the east of the Kotoden Kawaramachi Building.
A ramp allows smooth access to the ticket gate.

Buying a ticket

You can bring your bicycle for free.
Purchasing a ticket to your destination is all you have to do.

How to get on the train

You can bring your bicycle only into cars with a CYCLE TRAIN mark. Note that passengers without bicycles will share the car with you.

Kawaramachi Station - About 29min - Fusazaki Station

START 10:20Kotoden Fusazaki Station

Get off at Fusazaki Station, and you will see a tranquil landscape in front of you. The platform is linked directly to the road, allowing for an easy start to your cycling trip.

SPOT INFO

Address
Murecho Hara, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]
A perfect day for cycling

Take a photo with your bicycle on the platform to commemorate the trip!

#Cycle Train -- Bring your bicycle on board.
#Kotoden Shido Line
#Fusazaki Station  #cycling

10:30Michi-no-Eki Genpei no Sato Mure

This roadside station has a souvenir section, offering a wide array of local Kagawa and Shikoku specialties. There is a restaurant here too that is popular because of its fish dishes prepared by local women. This facility also has restrooms and an information station, making it a perfect place for making preparations before you start. Stone sculptures are displayed on the premises because it is located in the Aji-stone excavation area.

SPOT INFO

Address
631-7 Murecho Hara, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]
TEL
+81878456080
Business hours
9:00-17:00
Regular holidays
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (Open on the above days as well and closed on the following days when the above days are national holidays, in principle)

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LUNCH TIMEKaisen Shokudo Jakoya (a seafood restaurant)

This restaurant offers more than 60 different homemade dishes every day. Prepared by local women, the menu includes local specialty fish dishes, attracting many repeat customers who long for classic flavors.

Business hours
Weekdays 11:00-14:00 | Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays 11:00-15:00
Regular holidays
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (Open on the above days as well and closed on the following days when the above days are national holidays, in principle)
Wondering what to eat? Try this then!

Hamachi zuke don
(a bowl of rice topped with marinated yellowtail sashimi)

Thick slices of yellowtail sashimi marinated in a special sauce. You cannot help but wildly shovel them into your mouth with rice. The Olive Yellowtail is used for this dish from the middle of September to the Middle of January.

Large size ¥770 / Regular size ¥695 / Small size ¥555
*Tax excluded  *As of 11 2019

ColumnCycle Oasis

A Cycle Oasis is a rest station for cyclists equipped with toilets, bicycle stands, bicycle pumps, and other tools. Among the facilities along the route, Genpei no Sato Mure, Taikonohana Auto Camp site, Aji Kanko Butsuryukan, and Dannoura Marina are designated as Cycle Oases.
Contact each facility in advance to check the availability of bicycle tools.

  • Bicycle inflatorBicycle inflator
  • ToiletToilet
  • Water stationWater station
  • Rest areaRest area
  • MaintenanceMaintenance

Go a bit farther. TAKE A SIDE TRIPAji Ryuozan Park Observation deck

True to the concept, “a park that makes you feel the landscape of Seto,” this park commands a panoramic view of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea. You can enjoy seeing and touching the sculptures, which are displayed in a way integrated with the landscape. The watch-shaped observation deck is a work of art from the Setouchi Triennale 2016. The watch face is designed to function as a sundial.

Address
4389-1 Ajicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]
TEL
+81878455585 (9:00-22:00)
Business hours
May to October 7:00-18:00 | November to April 8:00-17:00
Regular holidays
Tuesday (Open on the above days as well and closed on the following days when the above days are national holidays), End-of-Year and New Year

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Check PointEnjoy the beautiful landscape of the many islands
in the Seto Inland Sea

Blue sky and ocean spread as far as you can see. This extraordinary landscape and fresh sea breeze soothe your mind. Cycle all the way around Yashima, and enjoy the view of the Seto Inland Sea and the islands, which looks different from every spot along the way. You can experience this only on a peninsula. Stop from time to time to enjoy the landscape.

Green mountains and blue ocean sparkle beautifully in the light.

#Stunning view  #Islands of the Seto Inland Sea
#Many Beautiful Islands  #Sky and sea

Greenery along the road identifies the season

#Autumn colors  #Sense of the season  #Pampas grass

12:30Takei Kan'on Cape
(the northernmost point of Shikoku)

The northernmost point of Shikoku is the northern tip of the Aji Peninsula. Run down a sloping road from Prefectural Road 36, which runs around the Aji Peninsula. At the end of the road, you will find the stone monument indicating the northernmost point of Shikoku. In the back is Takei Kannon Temple, where IKOMA Chikamasa, who built Takamatsu Castle, and MATSUDAIRA Yorishige, the first lord of Takamatsu, are said to have enshrined Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteśvara) as the guardian god of Takamatsu Castle's demon's gate.

SPOT INFO

Address
5340-1 Ajicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]
TEL
+81878714664 (Takei Kannon Temple)

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Arriving at the northernmost point of Shikoku

A torii gate stands on the rock at the tip of the cape.

#the northernmost point of Shikoku
#A place with spiritual energy  #Takei Kan'on Cape

Take a rest. Cyclist Rest StationRest area for cyclists

Rest and check your bicycle.

13:00Junai no Seichi Aji: Kanko Koryukan

This building is reproduction of the set of the Amahira Photo Studio, which appeared in the 2004 film Crying Out Love in the Center of the World. The café in the building offers a unique menu, including Ishiusu Coffee, which uses coffee beans ground with a stone mill made of Aji-stone, and Yashima Curry, which expresses Yashima and the Genpei War. You should also see the filming locations nearby!

Rest and wrench on your bicycle at a Cycle Oasis.

SPOT INFO

Address
5824-4 Ajicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]
TEL
+81878711700
Business hours
9:00-17:00 Cafe time 9:30-16:30 (L.O.16:00)
Regular holidays
Tuesday (Also open on Tuesday when Tuesday is a national holiday, and then closed the following Monday)

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Shirobana Park commands a beautiful view of the foot of Yashima.

#Yashima  #Shirobana Park  #Many Beautiful Islands

Excavated Aji-stones are piled up along the road.

#Aji stone  #Stone  #Granite

13:30Tateishi Port

Tateishi Port in eastern Yashima is blessed with natural terrain. It has been used by a large number of ships since before the Meiji period (1868 to 1912). The Aji-stone quarry on the opposite shore creates an overwhelming view of the rough rock face.

SPOT INFO

Address
Yashima Higashimachi, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]

Take a rest and have a snack.BAKERY Matsumoto

This bakery's old-fashioned building is a renovated 80-year-old barn. The Danish pastries and Japanese white bread are recommended. The bakery always has ten different kinds of colorful Danish pastries with seasonal fruits on them. Many runners and cyclists are repeat customers, which also has bicycle racs.

Address
46 Yashima Higashimachi, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]
TEL
+81878806800
Business hours
9:00- (Closed when sold out)
Regular holidays
Monday,Tuesday (Open on Monday and closed on the following Tuesday and Wednesday when Monday is a national holiday)

13:30Uro Coast

The Uro Coast on the west side of Yashima commands a panoramic view of Takamatsu Port on the opposite shore. At sunset, you can appreciate the beautiful contrast between the red sky and sea and the shadowy islands.

SPOT INFO

Address
Yashima Nishimachi, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]

Finish your ride with Udon noodles.Anzai Seimensho

Why don't you celebrate the end of your ride with Udon noodles? While this restaurant boasts its homemade Sanuki Udon Noodles as its feature menu item, customers are also attracted to the unique foods on offer, including White Curry Udon, Zaru Ramen (dipping ramen noodles), and Mini Chashu-don (a small bowl of rice topped with pieces of chashu roast pork).

Address
2105-8 Yashima Nishimachi, Takamatsu, Kagawa Located in Nishimura Joy [Google Map]
TEL
+81878436488
Business hours
10:00-16:00 (Udon noodles are available until 15:00.)
Regular holidays
Thursday

GOAL 00:00Kotoden Kasugagawa Station

When you have completed the cycling route through Aji and Yashima, you can either return to Kawaramachi on the Cycle Train from Kasugagawa Station or keep riding to the city center of Takamatsu. The distance to the city center is about 5 kilometers if you use Route 11.

SPOT INFO

Address
Kitacho, Takamatsu, Kagawa [Google Map]