Yashima, Kagawa

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Yashima
District of Takamatsu City
Takamatsu City Office Yashima Branch Office
Takamatsu City Office Yashima Branch Office
Yashima is located in Japan
Yashima
Yashima
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°20′37.4″N 134°6′4.8″E / 34.343722°N 134.101333°E / 34.343722; 134.101333
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kagawa Prefecture
City Takamatsu
Area
 • Total 10.44 km2 (4.03 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 21,115
 • Density 2,022.51/km2 (5,238.3/sq mi)
Time zone JST (UTC+9)

Yashima (屋島地区, Yashima chiku) is a district of Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. At the summit, an observation deck can be found overlooking the Seto Inland Sea and the city of Takamatsu. The mountain is also noted for Yashima-ji, the 84th temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

Yashima was also a decisive battleground in the Genpei War (1180–1185) between the Taira and Minamoto clans.

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