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Mt.Yashima

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Address: Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture
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Need 3-4 hours to visit as bus from bottom of the mountain is NOT frequent. Taxi to go up costs JPY 1000-1200 and bus is around JPY 200 The temple there is huge and need lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
canadianeagle2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Need 3-4 hours to visit as bus from bottom of the mountain is NOT frequent. Taxi to go up costs JPY 1000-1200 and bus is around JPY 200 The temple there is huge and need lots of walking but view overlooking the city is gorgeous.

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Takamatsu, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Mt. Yashima is a small mountain with wonderful views overlooking the Inland Sea. It is a great place for a mixed group to visit because there is something for everyone at the top: temple #84 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, gift shops and restaurants to fit all budgets, historical sites from the Genpei War, and even a small aquarium. You can... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We got a taxi to drop us off at the very top point of the peninsula (Nagasaki no Hana) and first walked down to the beautiful jungle-y beach where there was only 1 other person (a fisher) on a perfect sunny day. Then we walked up the back of the mountain, which was fairly steep but well marked and not... More 

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1 Thank saikou
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Going up to Mt Yashima is definitely worth it for the view. As we were keen to walk, we followed the directions given in another review from 2014 which was very detailed about how to find the path. If you're keen for a good hike up a steep climb then follow the directions in the other review below. We really... More 

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3 Thank Stephanie D
Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Mt. Yashima is a plateau located in Takamatsu. There is a temple, small souvenir stores , a hotel, and an aquarium with dolphins. Mt. Yashima is a nice place to see the flatlands of Takamatsu. You can see the city from up there, and the Seto inland sea. There is a bus going up to the mountain and it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

This is a great place to spend the day! There are cute shops, a temple, and amazing view on this flat top mountain. There are trails along the top for more adventurous travels and a small drink spot for beer and tea for those who just want to enjoy the view. Be sure to read a little about the magical... More 

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Ikoma, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

From the parking lot up on the mountain (630 yen toll road, opens at 6:30 AM), it's a 40-minute walk north to a panoramic spot that gives a superb view over Takamatsu and the close-by islands. This is the main attraction for me, although the Yashima temple with the pudgy badger statues is worth seeing as well. There are more... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I'm a complete mountain junkie and was really excited to climb Mount Yashima, but there were a few hiccups on the way. There are a few ways up by walking - if you head north from JR Yashima, after about fifteen or twenty minutes you'll turn left onto a main road which leads to different paths. If you then turn... More 

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Alghero, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

panoramic road which goes to the top of the hill.. parking lot and all sort of facilities once there, including small shops.. there is a trail which goes around the shrine.. spectacular view of the city and the bunch of islands in front of it, unfortunately that day was really windy, but still worth it!

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

A short train and bus ride from the city takes you to the parking lot on top of the mountains. The best views require a 40-minute walk to the end of an easy trail and and observation platform where you can quietly enjoy breathtaking views on the islands. Definitely worth the effort.

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