Ruins of an historic battle where samurai fought
About a thousand years ago in Japan, two groups of samurai –the Genji and the Heike– fought against each other in what is known as "the Genpei Battle". Yashima was one of the battle sites. From a roof-like lava plateau, you can take in a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea as it blends in with the islands and cityscape of Takamatsu.
At Dannoura, the location where the Genpei Battle was fought, many ruins from this time tell their history: The Heike hid their warship at Funa-kakushi (Hiding Ship), and the archers prayed for their arrows to hit their target at the Inoriiwa (Prayer's Rock).
Yashimaji Temple is located at the summit, and is the 84th temple of the Shikoku 88 temples visited by pilgrims to rid themselves of bad luck and make wishes. The drive to the summit is very popular, and you can look out over the location where the famous Kagawa product Aji-stone is found.
Address 香川県高松市屋島山上
Telephone Number 087-841-9443
Business HoursDrive Way Open: 6:30 - 22:00
Days Closed for BusinessOpen all year round
PriceDrive Way Fee (Return trip) Private cars and delivery trucks (regular, light, small) 630 yen
Minibuses and regular buses 1,570 yen
Directions■By Rail
Approx. 20 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station on the Kotoku Line. Approx. 20 minutes from JR Yashima Station by car.
■By Car
Approx. 30 minutes from Takamatsu Center IC by car
*Large buses accepted
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RemarksTime Required
Approx. 40 minutes if walking around the summit