Kutani Area

Where is Kutani area? The yellow part.

Just click the mark, and the name will appear.

If the map is invisible, the one below will be useful somehow.

Now let me introduce some of historical places in Kutani.

 The house was built at the end of 19th century.
  It was used as an inn for pilgims.
  Reopened in 2004 and keeps hospitality Saturdays
  and Sundays.  
  An inn for pilgrims. It's located diagonal from
  the 46th temple Joururiji.
  The 46th temple Joruriji.
 The 47th temple Ysakaji.   The second oldest guideboard for pilgrims,
  which was built in 1685.
  The pilgrimage started from here.
  The house owner named Emon Saburo lived here.

  See the detailed story "About the pilgrimage."
  One of ancient burial mounds in 6th century.   An old castle ruin, which was contructed around
  A village headman's house, national important
  cultural property. It was built in 1866.

utani is full of nature and we have attractive seasonal events.
Please see the following pictures to know what our area is like

Some of our events  
Bon festival in August  Jizo festival in August  Toro Festival in August 
Autum festival in October  Fire-walking ritual in April  Inoko festival by children in November 
Raccoon Dance yearly Kite-flying in January Farmers' pastime. Tens of these
scarecrows here and there

 Some of our sceneries
A little house with an enshrined
statue of Kobo Daishi inside.
One of four fountains. Places of Gorintos (samurais'
graves before 1550s) are
scattered here and there.
 Residence of a powerful clan
in 1330's.
Rengeso (Chinese milk vetch)
in April
 The site of a holly priest
named Ippen, who lived
here for years.
 A Shinto shrine.  A street lamp built in 1768. A picture dedicated to a shrine. 
A field of spider lilies in September A hometown of Raccoon dogs Coming of spring in February
Planting rice in May  Rice harvest in October More and more pilgrims
visit Shikoku in spring 
 Monju-in where the first pilgrimage
is said to have started from here.
 Joruri-ji temple (46th) in snow Part of Kutani from a hillside