Trip with a Rent a Car in Kagawa Pref: A driving tour to see the mountains and sea of Kagawa Prefecture
What we'll do
Okuboji Temple is famous for being the final temple of the 88 included in the “Shikoku Pilgrimage.” Many visitors are drawn by the seasonal flowers and scenery, so we recommend this tour for those who enjoy spending time in nature. Ritsurin Koen Garden is a popular spot, famous as a national Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a great location for photos. If you have access to a car, the Great Seto Bridge is a spot you’ll definitely want to add to your itinerary. This bridge, which connects Kagawa and Okayama, offers a view beautiful enough to immerse yourself in.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Takamatsu Airport Shop.
From Takamatsu Airport Ext., 3-minute walk toward the shop.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Taxis or rental cars are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
For those travelling across Kagawa prefecture on Shikoku island, Okuboji Temple is an especially important destination. The final stop on the massive 750 miles (1200 kilometers) Shikoku Pilgrimage, the only thing preventing Okuboji Temple from being overrun with pilgrims is the sheer impossibility of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. An unassuming temple by nature, the real power of Okuboji Temple lies in how it is venerated for being the zenith of the pilgrimage. If there is power in dedication, Okuboji Temple is for the most dedicated. Even for travelers uninterested in completing the journey themselves, Okuboji Temple is a prime destination for learning about the "henro" pilgrims and taking in the beauty of Mt. Nyotai.
2Ritsurin Koen Garden
Open seven days a week, Ritsurin Koen Garden in Kagawa is perhaps the most meticulously kept property you will ever see. Surrounding the calm Nanko Pond, the estate had been in the hands of the Matsudaira clan for over 200 years until it was opened to the public in 1875. Painstakingly developed over a period of centuries, Ritsurin Garden possesses a uniquely Japanese sense of order and tranquility. For a small admission fee, it would be a shame to not visit this historical landmark. And, for those who have a deeper cultural appreciation, Ritsurin Garden offers a Wasen boat ride and enjoy the garden in the style that the ancient Matsudaira clan might have.
3Great Seto Bridge
The Great Seto Bridge is one of the bridges that connects the main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku via Kagawa prefecture (Shikoku) and Okayama prefecture (Honshu). Running straight through the middle of the many islands scattered throughout the Seto Inland Sea, the bridge is used by cars and trains. The bridge is actually made up of 6 different bridges consisting of suspension bridges, cable-stayed and truss bridges connected together to make one of the biggest collection of bridges in the world. With a total of 37.4km of road, 32.4km of the train track and 9.4km of strait being covered by the bridge, a truly amazing sight. After sunset on Saturdays and other special designated days, the bridge is lit up making for quite the romantic and elegant atmosphere!