Kanonji, City in Japan
General Information about Kanonji
Kanonji (Kanonji) is a middle town within Kagawa prefecture in the Shikoku region. Sister cities of Kanonji are Appleton in the USA and Kusatsu in Japan.
There is a fishing port in the city. You can easily reach the suburbs of Kanonji by local rail services in 3 stations.
Famous persons connected with Kanonji are Masayoshi Ohira (1910 - 1980), Sunao Ashihara (born 1949) and Koji Mise (born 1976).
Travel tips for Kanonji
Top Kanonji destinations for your sightseeing are the Coin-shaped sand painting (éŠå½¢ç ‚çµµ) throughout the year, the Honen-pond dam (è±Šç¨”æ± å °å ¤) throughout the year and the Chosa-hall (ã¡ã‚‡ã†ã•ä¼šé¤¨) throughout the year.
The Chosa-festival (ã¡ã‚‡ã†ã•ã¾ã¤ã‚Š), another great attraction where you can experience Iriko (dried sardines) (ã„ã‚Šã“). Go to Ibuki-jima (ä¼Šå¹å³¶) for this. Another experience is the Unpen-temple ropeway (é›²è¾ºå¯ºãƒãƒ¼ãƒ—ã‚¦ã‚§ã‚¤) in Onohara-cho Marui (å¤§é‡ŽåŽŸç”º ä¸¸äº•). Of interest here is the ropeway (ãƒãƒ¼ãƒ—ã‚¦ã‚§ã‚¤).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Kanonji tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure is the Honen-pond Ononhara-burial mounds group (è±Šç¨”æ± å¤§é‡ŽåŽŸå¤å¢³ç¾¤).
Do you want to see fireworks in Kanonji? The Coin-shape festival (éŠå½¢ã¾ã¤ã‚Š) with 3.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from Yumei-ground.
If you want to take a hot bath in Kanonji, the spa Kotohiki-kairo (ç´å¼¾å»»å»Š) brings you relaxation. The address: Ariakecho (æœ‰æ˜Žç”º). Another hot spring here is Kanpo-no-yado (ã‹ã‚“ã½ã®å®¿). Go to Ikenoshiri-cho (æ± å°»ç”º) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Kanonji? Iriko-sake (ã„ã‚Šã“é…’) is recommended by locals. The Kawatsuru-brewery (å·é¶´é…’é€ ) in Motodaicho (æœ¬å¤§ç”º) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: White miso beans mochi Zoni Udon (ç™½ã¿ãã‚ã‚“ã‚‚ã¡é›‘ç…®ã†ã©ã‚“). Kanakuma-Mochi (ã‹ãªãã¾é¤…) offer this. Where? In Ueda-cho (æ¤ç”°ç”º).
Do you already own a souvenir from Kanonji? You could buy for example Iriko (dried sardines), available in the Way station Kotohiki.
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Kanonji from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the Kotohiki-park (ç´å¼¾å…¬åœ’). The maple trees changing colour in Kanonji is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Hosen-temple (æ³•æ³‰å¯º), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/11 and the foliage lasts until 11/20.
Economy and Industry in Kanonji
A functioning local economy can set many impulses for the region. Particularly encouraging is the fact that Samson Co., Ltd., Foodrecc K.K. and Misumaru Sangyo Co., Ltd. belong to the top companies in Kanonji. Samson Co., Ltd. is in the field of Boiler production, Foodrecc K.K. in the sector Production of sterile cooked rice and Misumaru Sangyo Co., Ltd. active in the area of dry laminate.