Takamatsu

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Takamatsu (高松) is the capital of Kagawa, Japan's smallest prefecture. The city's port used to be the main entry point to Shikoku Island until the opening of the Seto Ohashi Bridge in 1988.

The Matsudaira Clan, relatives of the Tokugawa Shogun, controlled Takamatsu's former castle town and surrounding area, then known as the Sanuki Province, during most of the Edo Period. The ruling clan is also responsible for the construction of Ritsurin Koen, one of Japan's most beautiful gardens.

What To See

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Ritsurin Koen

Outstanding Japanese style landscape garden.

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Ogijima Island

Small island with a lighthouse and lovely village.

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Shikoku Mura

Open air museum about Shikoku architecture.

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Yashima

Flat topped mountain with various sights.

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Side Trips from Takamatsu

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Naoshima

Small island with a lot of modern art.

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Kotohira

Site of Shikoku's most popular shrine.

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Shodoshima

Island in the Seto Inland Sea know for olives.

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Marugame

Port city in Kagawa, known for its castle.

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Last updated: November 11, 2013
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