Trip with a Rent a Car in Kagawa Pref: Experience the unique culture of Kagawa

History Food & Drink Culture Experience
5,000 JPY ~ / person
About 6 hours
Language: English

What we'll do

This tour will let you experience the culture of Kagawa that has been cherished since ancient times. First, go to the Nakano Udon School Kotohira to make authentic Sanuki udon noodles with your own hands. Udon noodles you make yourself taste exceptionally good! Kotohiragu Shrine (Konpirasan) is famous for its long stairway up to the shrine, and this shrine has also been well known for a long time. With its streets overflowing with a retro ambiance, about 3 million people visit here annually. Zenigata Sunae Sand Painting is a gigantic sand picture modeled after an old copper coin from the Edo period. This has become a popular spot because it is said that anyone who looks at the sand picture will be healthy, live a long time, and will not have to worry about money.

Meeting Place

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.


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    Nakano Udon School Kotohira

    At the Nakano Udon School Kotohira, visitors can experience firsthand how to make handmade sanuki udon noodles, from kneading the flour to stretching and boiling the dough. The classes are led by a staff member, and even in the laid-back atmosphere the udon will be finished in a mere 40-60 minutes. At the end of the class, participants will receive a graduation certificate, a secret recipe book, and a rolling pin as souvenirs. After you finish making your noodles, you can eat them there, or you can choose to take them home. At the souvenir corner on the first floor, you can buy the "Nakano Udon School Teuchi Udon Set" so you can make your own udon at home. If you enjoy cooking and hands-on projects, don't pass up the chance to make your own udon noodles at Nakano Udon School Kotohira.

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    Kotohiragu Shrine (Konpirasan)

    Gods enshrined here include the God of the Sea and the God of Prosperous Business. This shrine's most notable feature is the long path leading up to it, with a climb of 785 stone stairs to reach the main shrine, and 1368 to reach its rear shrine. In addition to the many historical structures found throughout the spacious grounds, there are first class works of art and cultural assets on display at the treasure house and elsewhere. The path to the shrine is lined with shops selling souvenirs like Kagawa's famous udon noodles, and more, making a stroll through the city a quite enjoyable experience as well.

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    Zenigata Sunae Sand Painting

    Zenigata Sunae is a giant sand picture at the Kotohiki Koen Park of Ariake Beach, Kagawa Prefecture. The art is 122 meters east-to-west, 90 kilometers north-to-south, and has a 345-meter circumference. It also has an inscription of old Japanese currency “kan’ei tsuho” from the Edo period. A legend says that those who see the art will have no problems with money and will live a long and healthy life. The sand picture is actually oval-shaped, but it looks nearly round when viewed from the summit observation deck in the park. Illuminated daily from sunset until 10:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy the mystical view of the giant sand coin lit up in green. Golden or blue illuminations are also shown during limited periods. *Entry into the sand art is prohibited.

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