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 (銭形砂絵) throughout the year, the Honen-pond dam (豊稔池堰堤) throughout the year and the Chosa-hall (ちょうさ会館) throughout the year.

The Chosa-festival (ちょうさまつり), another great attraction where you can experience Iriko (dried sardines) (いりこ). Go to Ibuki-jima (伊吹島) for this. Another experience is the Unpen-temple ropeway (雲辺寺ロープウェイ) in Onohara-cho Marui (大野原町 丸井). Of interest here is the ropeway (ロープウェイ).

Culture and History

Cultural roots make Kanonji tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure is the Honen-pond Ononhara-burial mounds group (豊稔池 大野原古墳群).


Do you want to see fireworks in Kanonji? The Coin-shape festival (銭形まつり) with 3.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from Yumei-ground.

Hot spring

If you want to take a hot bath in Kanonji, the spa Kotohiki-kairo (琴弾廻廊) brings you relaxation. The address: Ariakecho (有明町). Another hot spring here is Kanpo-no-yado (かんぽの宿). Go to Ikenoshiri-cho (池尻町) for this.


You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Kanonji? Iriko-sake (いりこ酒) is recommended by locals. The Kawatsuru-brewery (川鶴酒造) in Motodaicho (本大町) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: White miso beans mochi Zoni Udon (白みそあんもち雑煮うどん). Kanakuma-Mochi (かなくま餅) offer this. Where? In Ueda-cho (植田町).


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 (琴弾公園). The maple trees changing colour in Kanonji is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Hosen-temple (法泉寺), 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

Successful Companies

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.