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Yashima

A roof-shaped island that is also famous as the site of the Genpei War.

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An island

Yashima is located in the northeastern part of Takamatsu City. It is designated as Setonaikai (Seto Inland Sea) National Park, as well as National Historic Site and Natural Monument.
The island resembles a large roof, which is covered by a horizontal hard rock layer called “Mesa”, and precipitous cliffs partially surround the area around a tabular highland. It is also famous as the historical site of the “Genpei War” (1180-1185).

The highest point is about 300 meters, and it is about 5 kilometers north to south and about 2 kilometers to the east to west.
There are several observation decks atop the mountain where one can overlook Takamatsu City and the Seto Inland Sea archipelago. The beauty is such that it is chosen as one of the “Top 100 Sunsets in Japan”, “Top 100 Night Views” and “Japan 100 Moon” (Top 100 most beautiful moon views). One can also overlook the main battlefield, Dan-no-ura from the Dankorei Observation Deck.
There are also tourist attractions on the summit such as Yashimaji (Yashima temple) and an aquarium.

Highlights

  • The island is called “Yashima” (roof-island) because it looks like a large roof.
  • There are several observation decks atop the mountain, and you can overlook Takamatsu City and Seto Inland Sea archipelago.
  • On the summit, there are tourist attractions such as “Yashimaji” and “New Yashima Aquarium”.
  • The island was also famous as the site of the Genpei War, and one can overlook the main battlefield, Dan-no-ura from the Dankorei Observation Deck.

Photos

  • The night view of Yashima

    The night view of Yashima

  • The Sunset

    The Sunset

  • The Sunset

    The Sunset

  • The Sunset

    The Sunset

  • Dankorei

    Dankorei

  • Dankorei

    Dankorei

  • Yashimaji (Yashima temple)

    Yashimaji (Yashima temple)

  • Yashimaji (Yashima temple)

    Yashimaji (Yashima temple)

  • New Yashima Aquarium

    New Yashima Aquarium

Reviews

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  • 林安楨

    山頂上的收費停車場是一個欣賞日落美景非常棒的地方。

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Details

Name in Japanese
屋島
Postal Code
761-0111
Address
Yashima-sanjo, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
Telephone
087-841-9443 (Yashima-Sanjyo Tourism Association)
Access
(1) About 18 minutes by shuttle bus from the JR Kotoku Line Yashima Station
(2) About 10 minutes by shuttle bus from the Kotoden Shido Line Kotoden-Yashima Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)