Maeyama, the road
where pilgrimage wishes come to fruition

Maeyama, the road where pilgrimage wishes come to fruition
巡礼の願いが結実する場所 結びの道前山

Maeyama is located between No. 88 Okubo-ji Temple and No. 87 Nagao-ji Temple on the Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage, and is the last stop on a long pilgrimage that leaves 10.4 kilometers to the end of the pilgrimage. . Therefore, pilgrims who visit here look back on their journey and hope for the fulfillment of their purpose. The people you meet at Maeyama hope that your pilgrimage will lead you to the next journey of life.



東京(羽田・成田)から高松空港まで: 約1時間
高松空港からJR高松駅までリムジンバスで: 約45分
JR高松駅からことでん高松築港駅まで徒歩: 約5分
ことでん高松築港駅~長尾駅: 約45分
大川バス本社前~来栖: 約15分
JR高松駅からことでん高松築港駅まで徒歩: 約5分
ことでん高松築港駅~長尾駅: 約45分
大川バス本社前~来栖: 約15分
脇町IC 下車ー前山地域: 約25分
津田寒川IC 下車ー前山地域: 約25分

Spiritual Encounter at Maeyama

A pilgrimage should not be just a tourist trip. This is because entertaining pilgrims also has the meaning of expressing faith for the person who entertains them. Therefore, the facilities and services in Maeyama place importance on the spiritual meaning indirectly.


Pilgrimage Exchange Salon
This place is prepared to show the heart of the hospitality, so that visitors can enjoy the conversation each other, and be treated with some sweets and tea. You can see many valuable historical materials about Ohen-ro.

Walking pilgrimage badge
Commemorative pilgrimage badges are available for pilgrims who have completed the entire pilgrimage by bicycle or on foot. You can apply by writing your name, address, and date on the application form at the Pilgrimage Exchange Salon.

Mohei Nakatsukasa signpost
Mohei Nakatsukasa, who made about 280 pilgrimage trips before his death in 1922, holds the record for the most. The stone marker at Maeyama is engraved with the fact that it was erected in 1912 to commemorate Mohei's 242nd pilgrimage when he was 68 years old.

108 Jizo
Elderly people in Maeyama dedicated 108 jizo statues along the road that circles the dam. Jizo Bodhisattva is worshiped by people because he saves many people with his broad compassionate heart. Though the number of Jizo based on the handed down story.

First torii gate leading to Nyotai
The torii that was on the road leading to the Nyotai Shrine, which is the god of rain, was moved here to avoid the Maeyama dam construction.

Stone of Iwanebashi
The Iwane Bridge was connecting the lives of people who lived in the village that sank at the bottom of the dam; the bridge was often flooded and its name was carved on this stone to commemorate the completion of the new bridge in 1841.

Maeyama's natural charm

Located in a satoyama, Maeyama is a place where you can enjoy the beauty of each of the four seasons and their transitions in terms of food, scenery, and living creatures.


Spring :Viewing cherry blossoms in spring is an important seasonal event in Japan. The Nagao Sakura Festival is held in April. Maeyama is also characterized by its rare green cherry blossoms.

Summer :Maeyama is a satoyama where you can enjoy the natural appearance created by people's lives. You can see a mixture of plants that people have planted in their daily lives and plants that grow naturally.

Autumn :Red cluster amaryllis/Higanbana/ bloom all at once along the footpaths of the terraced rice fields in Maeyama. Harvesting workers enjoy the sounds of autumn insects and rest their labors.

Winter : More than 100 kinds of wild birds live in Maeyama. In winter, the trees lose their leaves and you can enjoy the sight of wild birds. You can also hear the sound of woodpeckers knocking on the trees around the dam.

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