Kotohiki Park 琴弾公園
Unique sand art, one of the best beaches in Japan, and a natural outdoor onsen
Kotohiki Park is on Mt. Kotohiki and is surrounded by hiking trails and cherry trees. It is primarily known for a giant work of sand art shaped like a coin.
Check out the giant coin-shaped sand art
Ariake Beach has been voted one of Japan's top 100 beaches
Kannonji Temple, part of the Shikoku pilgrimage, is nearby
How to Get There
Kotohiki Park is about two kilometers from Kannonji Station—30 minutes on foot or three minutes via taxi. To get to this station, take the JR Yosan Line from Takamatsu Station.
Kotohiki Park and around
Start your visit to Kotohiki Park with a stroll along Ariake Beach, voted one of Japan's best beaches. Next, climb to the top of Kotohiki hill to the viewing platform 60 meters above sea level. From here you can see the giant sand clearing, with the sand sculpted in the design of an old Japanese coin.
Ariake Beach is an unspoiled stretch of golden sand, great for a stroll, a swim, and a run. If you walk far enough past the beach, there is a natural outdoor onsen.
Before you leave, pay a visit to nearby Kannonji Temple, which is number 69 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage of 88 temples .
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