Before the Setouchi Triennale, Ogijima was “famous” (locally only) for one thing and one thing only: its daffodils. At the end of winter, like everywhere else, the island’s daffodils are in bloom, and they do attract a lot of visitors from Takamatsu. Nowadays, as the island is really re-awaking,
I sometimes call Hōnen-ji “Takamatsu’s best kept secret”. The temple, located in Busshōzan (Takamatsu’s historical district), is not famous, doesn’t usually get many visitors and they’re definitely not tourists for the most part. And honestly, from the outside, while it’s quite enjoyable, it doesn’t really stand out or anything…
I’m not exactly sure who or what this statue represents, but I like it very much. It can be found in Negoro-ji, the 82th temple on the Shikoku Pilgrimage.
Last June, I started a virtual guided visit of Konpira-san (sometimes spelled Kompira-san, but the official name is Kotohira-gū), maybe it’s time to resume it, and hopefully finish it before 2015. In case you forgot or missed the beginning, make sure you read it before going any further: Konpira-san First
Tamamo-jō Tsukimi Yagura (Takamatsu Castle’s Moon-viewing tower) in Takamatsu. One of the few remaining original parts of the castle.