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Ancient Pine Tree in Ritsurin Park, Takamatsu

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Visit Takamatsu, Japan

Takamatsu is the capital of Kagawa prefecture, the smallest county in Japan. The main draw to the island are the beautiful Ritsurin gardens, almost 400 years old and covering an area of 750,000 square metres.

Takamatsu, Japan

Takamatsu is the capital of Kagawa prefecture, the smallest county in Japan.

The city nevertheless boasts a population of 350,000 people and a long, colorful feudal history.

Exploring Takamatsu

The main draw to the island are the beautiful Ritsurin gardens, almost 400 years old and covering an area of 750,000 square metres.

There are plenty of other attractions for the visitor such as the ruins of the castle in Tamamo Park, the art and historical museums and the country's longest shopping centre at 2.7km.

Getting there

There are two train stations in town, the JR station and just opposite this, the Kotoden Chikko station from which one can get out to the other attractions nearby, the Shikoku Mura folk village in Yashima, and the Kotohira-gu shrine.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Japan specialists at 1-855-834-8210

Suggested Takamatsu itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Takamatsu, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.