The Konpira Onsen area where many traditional hot spring ryokans are located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan is regarded as one of the most popular hot spring areas on Shikoku Island. The therapeutic waters have been in use since the early Edo period. Century year old ryokans with natural gardens and a view of nearby mountains are offered to travelers with the best service spirit Japan is known for. The 400 year old Kotohira Kadan is among one of the ryokans enjoyed by many travelers located minutes away from the Kompirasan Shrine. A hillside view at this luxurious hot spring hotel with a traditional atmosphere consisted with unique architecture and many Japanese style gardens in the rural area of Shikoku Island. For those willing to go all out, private villas are also available with personal hot springs in a room lavishly decorated for a perfect Japanese getaway. A kaiseki cuisine, known world-wide as eatable art, can be enjoyed after a rejuvenating bath, marking the highlight of the dream trip to Japan.