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Expected Blooming Period

Late March - Mid-April

《Previous Years' Full Bloom》 2022: 4/2-4/8; 2021: 3/30-4/3

How to Get to the Summit

Sat. March 25 - Mon. April 10th, 2023

Public Transit

Personal Vehicles(Includes Rental Cars, Motorcycles, Private-Hire Taxis)

Parking space on the summit is very limited.
Reservations are required to ensure entry

  • Purchase a Personal Vehicle Entry Ticket
  • Check that you have received a confirmation email.
  • On the day of your reservation, arrive
    at Ohama Fishing Port to check in
  • Travel to the summit in your vehicle.
    (Time on Summit: 1 hr 10 min)



One ticket per vehicle (no matter how many passengers)
Prices include sales tax.

Time Slots

Sat. March 25 - Mon. April 10th, 2023

Group A B C D E
Check-in 8:30 10:30 12:30 14:30 16:30
Start 9:00 11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00
Leave By 10:30 12:30 14:30 16:30 18:30

Motorcycles will be treated as a personal vehicle.
Bicycles and scooters of 50cc or less will not be permitted entry due to safety concerns.

Check-In Location

Ohama Fishing Port
2471 Ohama Ko, Takuma-cho, Mitoyo, Kagawa (香川県三豊市詫間町大浜甲 2471)

Directions to Ohama Fishing Port>> >> Personal Vehicle Entry Tickets <<

Sales PeriodWed. March 1st, 2023 12:00pm JST (planned)

Tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Please be sure you have the correct number of tickets, day, and group before purchase.


  • Allow for 90 minutes one way (parking lot to peak)
  • Please use the Shikoku-no-Michi Nature Trail
  • Reservations are not required, but entry may be limited during peak times
  • Suggested donation: ¥500 at summit

If you are planning to drive to the mountain

Hikers' Parking Lot

Ohama Fishing Port: 2471 Ohama Ko, Takuma-cho, Mitoyo, Kagawa (香川県三豊市詫間町大浜甲 2471)

【Hours】9:00am - 6:00pm (planned) ※Please begin hiking down by 4pm. (The hiking path is dangerous at night)

Public Transit


What to Bring

●Please use the Shikoku-no-Michi Nature Trail.
The road up the mountain is for cars only.
●Not recommended for novice hikers
The nature trail is unpaved and can be slippery.
●Entry may be limited at peak times
Reservations are not required for hikers, but entry may be limited if the parking lot becomes full. Weekdays are less crowded and recommended.
●Suggested donation ¥500
Entry for hikers is free, but proceeds from ticket sales help us keep Mt. Shiude's sakura beautiful. A donation box is located in the summit parking lot.

Shuttle Buses

Weekend visitors can choose to ride the Hearts Shuttle Bus to the summit

Hearts ShuttleTEL:0875-57-1717 (Japanese only)

★Reservations Strongly Recommended★

See Timetable/Fare>>

<<<★How to Make Reservations Tip! ★>>>
Reservations Available beginning Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 at 12:00pm JST

Suggested donation of ¥500 at the summit

Shuttle Taxis

Weekday visitors can choose to ride the Sunset Shutte Taxi to the summit.

Sunset Shuttle TaxiTEL:0875-25-1200 (Japanese only)

★Advance Reservations Required★

See Timetable/Fare>>

※Taxis will run on a limited-time schedule during the event. Information should be available mid-February
Reservations Available beginning Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 at 12:00pm JST

Suggested donation of ¥500 at the summit

Charter Buses

For Large and Tour Groups

Parking space on the summit is very limited.
Reservations are required to ensure entry

The road up the mountain is narrow and winding. Large busescannot enter
Groups arriving in large buses must change to smaller buses before continuing to the summit.

Groups arriving by bus should not reserve online
Please check the time slots below and reserve via phone. (First-come, first-served)
Buses without reservations will not be permitted entry.

Mitoyo Tourism and Exchange Authority (TEL:0875-56-5880)
8:30am - 5:00pm Closed Tuesdays

Entry Fee

Type Weekdays and Weekends
Entry Fee
(per bus)
¥22,000(includes tax)

The entry fee is per bus,
regardless of the number of passengers.

Please pay the fee in cash at Ohama Fishing Port on the day of your reservation.

Time Slots

Sat. March 25 - Mon. April 10th, 2023

Group A B C D E
Check-In 8:40 10:40 12:40 14:40 16:40
Start 9:00 11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00
Leave By 10:30 12:30 14:30 16:30 18:30

If Your Group Will be Arriving in a Large Bus

A local company offers a
Micro-bus Transfer Plan for your group's
visit to Mt. Shiude (reservations required).

Learn More>>


Map of Mt. Shiude

Best Photo Spots

  • Summit Observation Deck (Undergoing Treatment)

    Featured in the New York Times

  • Next to the Museum and Cafe

    Stunning contrast between sakura and sea

  • Secondary Parking Lot

    Our most popular spot to enjoy the islands of the Setouchi
    (Wheelchair accessible)

  • Secondary Parking Lot

    Gorgeous contrast between sakura and sky
    (Wheelchair accessible)

  • Second Overlook

    Closest overlook to the parking lot

  • Archaeological Museum and Cafe

    Relax with a hot drink and a view
    (Open 9:30am - 5:00pm)

Things to Know

Off-Hours Visitors

Visit at your own risk.
For your safety, no large vehicles.

Large crowds are expected outside of event hours. At this time, there will be no one to
direct traffic. The road up the mountain is steep, and there are numerous places where cars
cannot pass. All visitors travel at their own risk. For everyone's safety, please do not enter
with large vehicles at this time.

All vehicles must vacate
the summit parking lots by 8am.

The summit has parking space for a maximum of 60 vehicles.
In order to allow as many visitors as possible to enjoy the cherry blossoms,
off-hours vehicles must make way for those arriving during event hours.
We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of our off-hours guests.

Sakura Conservation

Many of Mt. Shiude's sakura trees are over 60 years old, and
witches' broom disease is spreading among them.

Preserving the Beauty of Mt. Shiude for Future Generations

The Mitoyo Tourism and Exchange Authority is engaging in conservation efforts
to ensure that Mt. Shiude will continue to produce beautiful cherry blossoms for years to come.

  • View from the Summit Observation Deck (now pruned significantly)
  • An older tree toppled by a typhoon
  • Pruning and treatment of infected branches

From 2021 to 2023, the sakura trees of Mt. Shiude have been undergoing large-scale pruning and treatment of infected branches. This will allow them to put out new, healthy shoots.
While the trees are recovering, the scenery on the mountaintop will not be the same as in previous years. We appreciate your cooperation and support as we await the return of a healthy, vibrant Mt. Shiude.

The price of each Personal Vehicle Entry Ticket includes a contribution to Mt. Shiude's conservation.
Donations are greaty appreciated by the entire Mt. Shiude community.

Hydrangeas for Mt. Shiude

Hydrangeas improve the scenery even after their season ends as dry flowers.
Part of the proceeds for each sale go towards conservation on Mt. Shiude.

  • Hydrangeas set against the Setouchi
  • Hydrangea Walk (June-July)

This project takes hydrangea blossoms from Mt. Shiude that are past their peak and refreshes them. In cooperation with a local company, these blossoms are dried and sold, and a portion of the proceeds go to funding the ongoing conservations efforts on Mt. Shiude.
A yearly event since 2020, these dried flowers are now available at 3 locations. After enjoying the live blooms, check out these dried flowers too.

  • Dried Hydrangea
  • The ceiling of Seasonal Stand,
    a dry flower shop by Chichibugahama Beach
Learn More>>


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