Located just west of Marugame, you will find the charming, small town of Tadotsu. We are very proud of Tadotsu, as it boasts several interesting attractions. We hope you will stop by and visit during your trip to western Kagawa!

The Steam Locomotive.

The stream locomotive is displayed near Tadotsu Sta. Everyone in the town is fond of the steam locomotive named "58685." We can enter it. It ran as a special express and as a frieght train for 35 years. Tadotsu is the birthplace of the steam locomotive in Shikoku.
* Total length: 16765mm
* The width: 2614mm
* The height: 3875mm
* The weight: 48.83tons
* Weight of coal: 600kg
* Horsepower: 630/ps
* Top speed: 80km/h
* Total mileage: 2643771.kkm

The Shirinji Headquarters

A famous Zen priest named Doshin from China founded Shorinji Headquarters in Tadotsu long ago. Now his daughter, So Doshin II, has succeeded her father's leadership, carrying on the tradition of his touching spirit. Many people visit this place on the first Sunday of October. The Shorinji Kempo's demohnstration and charity bazzar are great attractions. It is called Dharma festival. We can also enjoy walking in a haunted house. Why don't you come here if you have the opportunity.

Toryo Park

Located on a small hill, this park is famous for cherry blossoms in spring. There are several monkeys in the cage at the park. The monkeys are friendly to the visitors, and there is a long, long slide too! And there is a statue of Ichitaro Ya-i. The Statue prtrays a mother who was seeing off her son leavingto take part in a battle. There is a very beautiful view of the Seto Inland Sea from the park.

Doryuji Temple

Shikoku has eighty-eight holy temples. This is number seventy-seven. There are many principle attractions:

* A statue of Yakushi Nyorai(a goddess)
* A statue of Nio made during the Edo era, and a huge pair of "Waraji" (straw sandals) are displayed at the Nio-mon gate.
* A spring festival and a plant fair called "Ogyoichi" are held in April.
* This temple is famous for its "Yakushi Nyorai" who cures people of eye disease.

Kumade Hachiman Shrine

When the Jinko Empress and her soldiers returned after the conquest, they visited this place to avoid a storm. When they departed, she kept a flag and a rake. Later, the villagers deified them and founded this shrine.


This temple was built as the eighteenth temple, a part from the eighty-eight holy temples. The temple is related to Kobo Daishi(a famous priest in the 8th century). The principal attractions are:

* A statue of Kannnon-Bosatsu (a goddess)
* A statue of Kobo-Daishi in childhood
* A beautiful beach near the temple. In summer, many people come to the beach to swim.

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