From Kotohira, it's 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the west to Hiroshima and 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the northeast to Kobe.
Kotohira has a few tourist attractions, like the Konpira Grand Theatre and Kotohira-gu.
To find out why so many holiday-makers select Kagawa as a vacation destination, make sure you and your travel buddies take the time to fully explore the places surrounding Kotohira. Shikokuchuo, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, and Tamano, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south of Kotohira are also worth visiting should you have the time.
Kurashiki, is another good place to discover. It is around 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Kotohira and offers a number of interesting attractions, including Shimotsui Shipping Agent Museum, Tsusen-en Garden National Park and Ohara Museum of Art. If you have time to spare, be sure to visit Washuzan Hill, Betty Smith Jeans Museum and Bikan Historical Area before returning to Kotohira.
Delight (and perhaps entertain!) the locals by trying out a handful of simple Japanese phrases. Why not use "Isshoni odorimasenka?" This is Japanese for "Would you like to dance with me?" Or try "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" (Where's the toilet?).
At the end of your time in Kotohira, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your yen, and bid Sayōnara (farewell) to this spectactular spot.