Skyview Torii Gate (Takayajinja Shrine)
The road to Takayajinja Shrine’s main shrine will be closed to personal vehicles
on all weekends and holidays in August and September.
Please park at Ariake Ground in Kotohiki Park and
ride the shuttle bus to the main shrine.
See the Kan-onji City website for more information.
- *Takayajinja Shrine is located in Kan-onji City. The entrance for cars to go to the top of the mountain is located within Mitoyo City.
Hearts Shuttle Bus Weekday ScheduleWeekend ScheduleRoute Map
The Hearts Shuttle Bus is running on an altered schedule due to COVID. Please check their website for the most up-to-date information. The dates marked with red dots run on the weekend schedule, and dates with grey dots run on the weekday schedule.
- The Hearts Shuttle bus runs to most tourist spots in the Mitoyo area. Stops include:
・JR Takuma Station
・Takayajinja Shrine (Lower Shrine only)
・Mt. Shiude (weekends only)
- Get a day pass for ¥1,000 and ride as much as you like! Tickets can be purchased from the driver or reserved online through their website (Japanese only).
- Travel Time
- JR Kan-onji Station ⇔ Takayajinja Shrine Lower Shrine: Approx. 40 minutes
- JR Takuma Station ⇔ Takayajinja Shrine Lower Shrine: Approx. 25 minutes
- Hiking from the Lower Shrine to the Main Shrine takes about 50 minutes.
Ariake Ground ⇔ Takajinja Shrine Shuttle Bus
- A shuttle bus will be available to the main shrine of Takayajinja Shrine during weekends and holidays in August and September 2020.
- Bus Fare
- Adults (JHS and older): ¥1000
- Elementary schooler: ¥500
- Kindergarten and younger (must be accompanied by an adult): 1 free per adult ticket
The bus will run weekends and holidays(9/21 and 9/22) in September for a total of 10 days.
Mitoyo Community Bus
- Mitoyo City’s Nio line community buses run close to Takayajinja Shine’s lower entrance. Get off at the Muromoto stop. (Be careful! There is also a stop called Muromoto Kitaguchi!)
From Kan-onji Station: 4 stops, about 10 minutes.
From Takuma Station: 17 stops, about 25 minutes.
- From the Muromoto bus stop, follow the map below to Takayajinja Shrine. Hiking from the bus stop to the main shrine should take about 75 minutes. There are no vending machines on the hike up, so be sure to bring something to drink with you!
- Time from Takamatsu Expressway
- Sanuki-Toyonaka Exit: 30 minutes
- Mitoyo-Tossaka Exit: 40 minutes
Car Access to the Main Shrine
- Older GPS systems may not show correct information when traveling to Takayajinja Shrine’s Main Shrine. For correct directions, set your GPS for Fudo no Taki Country Park. From prefectural route 224 you should see the signs below. Take the turn at the border of Kan-onji and Mitoyo.
- ▲Eastbound on 224: turn left▲Westbound on 224: turn right
▲DO NOT follow the red arrow on this sign! Continue past it to the left.
▲Now you can follow the signs. Bear right to avoid the gated road.
▲Partway up is a great view of the Mitoyo plain!
▲Turn left here and follow the signs (Straight leads to a small overlook point.)
▲Park here. The shrine itself is about 3 minutes’ walk uphill.
▲Don’t forget to pay your respects at the shrine!
▲Enjoy the view!
- Kan-onji City’s Commerce and Tourism Division
Kan-onji City Hall 3rd floor 38th window
Kan-onji City, Sakamoto cho 1-chome-1-1 768-8601
Tel：0875-23-3933 (Japanese only)
- Online email Form (Japanese webpage)