Kankakei

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A view from near by Takatori observatory

The gorge of Kankakei (寒霞渓, Kanka-kei) is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty on the island of Shōdo-shima, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.[1] Part of the Setonaikai National Park, the heights rise to 812 m.[2] The area is celebrated for its Japanese maple trees.[3] Volunteers formed a preservation society in 1898 and when, in 1912, expropriation of the area was attempted, a soy sauce magnate stepped in to ensure its preservation.[4] In 1927 Kankakei was selected as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan.[5]

Landmarks[edit]

The Front Side 12[edit]

  1. Tsutenso
  2. Kountei
  3. Kinbyobu
  4. Rosando
  5. Senjogan
  6. Gyokujunpo
  7. Gachoseki
  8. Soundan
  9. Kayogaku
  10. Eboshiiwa
  11. Joraheki
  12. Shibocho

The Back Side 8[edit]

  1. Shikaiwa
  2. Matsutakeiwa
  3. Taishido
  4. Noboritake
  5. Taikigan
  6. Futamiiwa
  7. Horagaiwa
  8. Sekimon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "神懸山 (寒霞渓)". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Introducing places of interest: Setonaikai National Park (Kagawa Prefecture)". Ministry of the Environment. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Shodoshima - Sightseeing". Shōdoshima Town. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Kankakei". Kagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  5. ^ "日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

Coordinates: 34°30′56″N 134°18′3″E / 34.51556°N 134.30083°E / 34.51556; 134.30083