Sanuki, Kagawa


Nagao Temple, one of Shikoku Pilgrimage site with Shamisen mochitsuki event in January.

Location of Sanuki in Kagawa Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°19′12″N 134°10′46″E / 34.32000°N 134.17944°E / 34.32000; 134.17944Coordinates: 34°19′12″N 134°10′46″E / 34.32000°N 134.17944°E / 34.32000; 134.17944
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kagawa Prefecture
  Mayor Shigeki Oyama (since May 2006)
  Total 158.89 km2 (61.35 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)
  Total 53,865
  Density 339.01/km2 (878.0/sq mi)
  Tree Pinus
  Flower Cosmos
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Shido 5385-8, Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture (香川県さぬき市志度町5385番地8)

Sanuki (さぬき市 Sanuki-shi) is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 53,865, with 20,237 households and a population density of 339.01 persons per km². The total area is 158.81 km2 (61.32 sq mi).

The modern city of Sanuki was founded on April 1, 2002 and is the merger of five towns from the western part of the former Ōkawa District: Shido, Tsuda, Nagao, Sangawa and Ōkawa.[1][2]

Ōkubo-ji, the 88th and final temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage is within the city, also famous for Shido-ji and Nagao-ji. Nagao-ji holds Shamisen-mochitsuki, a yearly new-years event on January 2.

Shido Temple, one of famous for Shikoku Pilgrimage site


  1. "Weekly News." KSB.
  2. Topics Sanuki-shi Official website in Japanese
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