Sanuki Mannou Park is Shikoku’s only state-run park with total area of 3.5㎢ and is a park filled with seasonally blooming flowers. Visitors enjoy beautiful landscapes decorated with plants like narcissus, tulips, and Nemophilas in the spring, and hydrangeas and sunflowers in the summer. In the fall, kochia (bassia scoparia) leaves turn red colors and cosmos flowers bloom.
The park also has many facilities for visitors to enjoy, where they can spend their entire day, including a large grass area, playground equipment that children love, cycling courses, and the largest RV campground in Shikoku.
Annual events and flowers
*The timing of the flowers’ blooming may shift depending on weather and other conditions. There may also be some changes in the species and number of flowers depending on the year.
Haru Ranman Festalate March - mid-May
Enjoy a relay of bright and colorful spring flowers coming into bloom. At various parts of the park, flowers such as Narcissus (about 70 species, 200,000 plants), tulips (about 35 species, 50,000 plants), and Nemophilas (about 300,000 plants) will come in bloom one after another, as if one is handing over a baton to the next. Other flowers such as cherry blossoms, lupines, and Shirley poppies will also be coming into bloom during this season.
Narcissus (early March – early April)
Cherry blossoms (late March – early April)
Tulips (mid-April – late April)
Nemophilas (late April – early May)
Lupines (late April – late May)
Shirley poppies (late May– early June)
Ajisai Festamid-June - early July
In the Hydragea Garden, a wooden bridge crosses the edge of the Hiryū Pond, and about 40 hydrangea species totaling 200,000 plants will come into bloom. The Japan-native hydrangeas flower during tsuyu (rainy season) and look beautiful in the rain. During the festival, rent a Japanese style umbrella (free of charge) and experience the feel of a very Japanese setting.
Hydrangeas (mid-June – early July)
Japanese umbrella rental (mid-June – early July)
Summer Festalate July - late August
In the summertime, enjoy sunflowers (about 70,000 plants) and green bassia scoparia (about 4,000 plants) with their soft, gently swaying leaves. You will hear happy squeals of children fully enjoying their summer vacation coming from the water playground and “kabuto-mushi (unicorn beetle) land.” In mid-August, the park will extend its hours to stay open till the night time and hold the Summer Night Festival, which will offer illuminations and a fireworks show.
Bassia scoparia (late July – late August)
Sunflowers (late July – early August)
Water playground (spring – fall)
Fireworks show (around mid-August)
Aki Irodori Festamid-September - early November
In the fall, plants like the cosmos (about 20 species, 500,000 plants) and bassia scoparia (about 4,000 plants) that have turned colors will color the park in autumn hues. As cosmos bloom at different times depending on the species and the bassia scoparia turn from green to radiant red to light brown, visitors will view a rich variety of hues in the vegetation during this season.
Sulfur cosmos (mid-September – late September)
Cosmos (late September – mid-October)
Bassia scoparia (red)
(late September – late October)
Bassia scoparia (light brown)
(late October – early November)
Winter Fantasylate November - early January
For this event, park hours will be extended to stay open till the night time, and the grounds will be decorated with colorful illuminations. With the large-scale grand illumination that covers an area of about 30,000㎡, as well as the lighting up of the Shoryu Waterfall and a champagne glass tower, the entire park will transform into a fantastical world of lights.
Champagne glass tower
Sosyun Festamid-February - early March
Plants like the Christmas roses (about 2,500 plants), Brassica rapa (about 700,000 plants), Japanese Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta, about 25,000 plants) will gradually start to bloom as if to announce the arrival of spring.
Early-blooming Brassica rapa
(mid-February – early April)
(mid-February – mid-April)
Vista of Sanuki Mountains
Park open Hours
March 1 to July 19
9:30 - 17:00
July 20 to August 31
9:30 - 18:00
September 1 to October 31
9:30 - 17:00
November 1 to End of February
9:30 - 16:30
※Exceptions: Open on Tuesday if is a national holiday but the following day, Wednesday, will be closed instead. Also open on Tuesday if the Wednesday that follows is a national holiday.
Dec.29 to Dec.31
During the three days from fourth Wednesday of January
※No closed days during the following periods:
Mar.20 to May.31
Jul.20 to Aug.31
Sep.11 to Oct.31
*The park may be temporarily closed in extreme weather conditions, when warnings such as “flood” or “storm” are issued in Mannou-cho.
Park Entrance Fees
2Days Pass Ticket
(15years and over)
(65years and over)
(Junior high school
students and under)
Children(Junior high school students and under) are free. Purchasing a ticket for a senior will require documents that will prove the person's age like health insurance or other identification cards.
Holder of Disability or Rehabilitation Certificates and one accompanying helper will be admitted free by presenting any of the said certificates.
Group should be 20 or more of elementary students or older. (Including visitors with annual passport or the above certificate holders)
Annual passports are available at the Administration Center. It is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Large Size Vehicle
Large Size Vehicle: Total vehicle body weight over 8t, maximum load over 5t, or riding capacity of more than 30.
Free parking will be given if the driver or fellow passenger holds and could present a physical Disability Certificate or Rehabilitation Certificate.
(In case of more than 11 passengers, 2 of them are required to present their certificates.)
Adults or seniors with annual passports are given discounted parking fee. Normal Car: \250; Motorcycle: \80
Bicycle Rental Fees
Adults(15years and over)
\260 for 2 hr.
\70 for every 30 min.
(Junior high school students and under)
\100 for 2 hr.
\30 for every 30 min.
\510 for 2 hr.
\160 for every 30 min.
On the east of Shoryu Waterfall is cycling center with 520 bicycles available for rent.
Access to Park
Sanuki Mannou Park
4243-12 Yoshino, Mannou-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa-ken 766-0023 Japan
About 35 min. from Sakaide IC of Setochuo Expressway(From Hiroshima or Okayama Area)
About 25 min. from Zentsuji IC of Takamatsu Expressway(From Ehime or Kochi Area)
About 40 min. from Mima IC of Tokushima Expressway(From Tokushima Area)
About 15 min by taxi from JR Kotohira Station, Kotoden Kotohira Station or Kotoden Okada Station.
Get a bus bound for “Miai, Mikado, Ochi-Bashi and Kawaoku” from JR Kotohira-ekimae Bus Stop or Kotoden Kotohira-ekimae Bus Stop.Get off at “Mannou-Koen-Guchi”. About 30 min on foot.