Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

From nearby the Shikoku Mura parking lot I took a bus up to the top of Mt Yashima. The top of the mountain has a flat summit and up there you can find multiple shrines and temples, including Yashima Temple, which is one of the 88 temples on a famous pilgrimage path that runs around the island of Shikoku. In the late 1100s Mt Yashima’s summit was the site of a major battle between the Minamoto and Taira Clans, and the victorious Minamoto would go on to create a new national government that would rule Japan for about 150 years.

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

The top of Mt Yashima has a number of walking trails that visitors can explore. Above is a photo of one of the maps that can be found up there.

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

For me, the highlight of Yashima was the view of Takamatsu and the surrounding area. There was a little bit of haze over the city but otherwise I could see really far in all directions. The waters of Japan’s inland sea are a nice shade of blue and all the green islands made for a really scenic panorama.

Japan Takamatsu Yashima

One of the places that I could see from the top of Yashima was Ogijima Island, which I would be visiting in the afternoon. To get there I’d first have to get to Takamatsu’s ferry port, so once I was finished on Mt Yashima I rode the bus back down the mountain and started making my way towards the city center.

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