A small town in Kagawa Prefecture, Kotohira is best known for its shrine, Konpira-san, sited on the slopes of Mt Zozu. Pilgrims to Shikoku's largest and most popular shrine complex are rewarded by panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Japan's oldest surviving kabuki theatre is also to be found in Kotohira, along with a sake museum for post-pilgrimage refreshment.
SAKURA NO SHO KOTOHIRA GRAND HOTEL
Kotohira Grand Hotel Sakura no sho is situated at the foot of Kotohira shrine and is only 200 meters from the Kabuki theater 'Kanamaruza', where plays take place every spring. Guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs and open-air baths. Gorgeous Japanese cuisine made with seasonal locally sourced ingredients is served. Both Western-style and Japanese-style guest rooms with tatami mat floors and futon bedding are available. Guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi internet.
The hotel is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from JR Kotohira station.
KOTOHIRA ONSEN KOTOSANKAKU
Kotohira Onsen Kotosankaku is located a 5-minute walk from Kotohira Station on the JR Dosan Line. Situated at the foot of Konpira Mountain, the hotel offers elegant relaxation and traditional Japanese hospitality. The hotel features a large communal bath with 6 types of bathtubs. Yukata (casual kimonos) are provided for guests to wear within the hotel.
Traditional Japanese cuisine featuring carefully selected seasonal ingredients is served. Japanese, hybrid Japanese-Western, and Western-style rooms are available as well as rooms with their own open-air baths. WiFi is available in guest rooms.
KOTOHIRA PARK HOTEL
Kotohira Park Hotel is a business hotel that offers fine modern services in a traditional shrine town. The hotel is a quick 5-minute taxi ride from JR Takamatsu Station. Guests can also rent bicycles from the hotel to cycle around and explore the lovely town of Kotohira.
On the top floor, guests can relax free of charge in the bathhouse while looking out over the surrounding countryside. Breakfast is buffet-style with a mixture of Japanese and Western foods on offer.