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Takamatsu Castle (, Takamatsujō), also known as Tamamo Castle, was built in 1590 adjacent to the Seto Inland Sea. It is one of the few Japanese castles built along a waterfront, and features saltwater moats that draw directly from the sea. The Ikoma Clan ruled from the castle for 54 years before their fief was given to the Matsudaira Clan, relatives of the Tokugawa Shogun, who kept the region for the remainder of the Edo Period.

Takamatsu Castle's keep was destroyed during the Meiji Period, but there are plans to reconstruct it in the future. A first step towards this goal was achieved in 2013 when the restoration of the castle tower's foundation was completed after many years of work.

Few of the castle's original buildings remain in the castle park today. Besides moats and walls, only the Asahimon Gate and two turrets, the Ushitora Yagura and the Tsukimi Yagura, are still standing. Inside the castle walls, visitors can enjoy a well kept garden.

At the center of the castle park stands the Hiunkaku building with large tatami rooms. Constructed in 1917 as a residence and governmental office, it is used today as an exhibition space and a community hall where tea ceremony and flower arrangement classes are held.

Getting there and around

Takamatsu Castle is a short walk from JR Takamatsu Station and directly next to Kotoden Takamatsu-Chikko Station, the terminal station of Kotoden Railways.

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    • Guest House Wakabaya
      Budget-friendly
      Guest House Wakabaya is situated in Takamatsu, a 5-minute walk away from Hanazono Station of the Kotoden Nagao Line. The Kotoden Nagao Line can be accessed from Takamatsu-Chikko Station. Takamatsu-Chikko Station is a 3-minute walk from both JR Takamatsu Station and Takamatsu Port. A limousine bus is available from Takamatsu Airport, and takes approximately 40-minutes from the airport to Kawaramachi Station. From Kawaramachi Station, guests can take the Kotoden Line to Hanazono Station. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a shared bathroom. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. Guest House Wakabaya features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The guest house also offers bike hire at a charge. Takamatsu Port and the downtown area are respectively a 25-minute and 10-minute bike ride away.
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    • Ten to Sen Guesthouse
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Takamatsu and with Liminal Air-core Takamatsu reachable within 2 km, Ten to Sen Guesthouse offers a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace. The property is located 1.8 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine, 2.1 km from Sunport Fountain and 3.2 km from Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum. Asahi Green Park is 4.7 km from the guest house and Cormorant Shrine is 7.1 km away. All rooms are complete with a shared bathroom and air conditioning, and some rooms come with a balcony. At the guest house all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Yakurishion Christ Church is 7.8 km from Ten to Sen Guesthouse, while Naritasanshodaiji Temple is 8.1 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.
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    • Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Takamatsu and within 1.4 km of Kitahamaebisu Shrine, Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse has a bar, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is set 2.4 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu, 2.4 km from Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum and 2.5 km from Sunport Fountain. The accommodation features a concierge service, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. Selected rooms also boast a kitchen with a stovetop and a toaster. At the guest house the rooms have bed linen and towels. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse. Asahi Green Park is 4 km from the accommodation, while Cormorant Shrine is 6.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse.
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    • Sunny Day Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring 2-star accommodation, Sunny Day Hostel is set in Takamatsu, 1.2 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and 1.3 km from Sunport Fountain. With a bar, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is situated 600 metres from Kitahamaebisu Shrine. The rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. The hostel offers a sun terrace. Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum is 1.7 km from Sunny Day Hostel, while Asahi Green Park is 3.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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    • FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU
      Luxury
      Located 1.3 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine, FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU offers 4-star accommodation in Takamatsu and features a terrace. The property is set 2.3 km from Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum, 2.4 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and 2.4 km from Sunport Fountain. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU each room includes bed linen and towels. Asahi Green Park is 3.8 km from the accommodation, while Cormorant Shrine is 6.2 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU.
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    • Comfort Hotel Takamatsu
      Budget-friendly
      Situated 2.1 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu, Comfort Hotel Takamatsu offers 2-star accommodation in Takamatsu and has free bikes. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Comfort Hotel Takamatsu the rooms come with bed linen and towels. The daily breakfast offers buffet, continental or American options. Kitahamaebisu Shrine is 2 km from the accommodation, while Sunport Fountain is 2.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from Comfort Hotel Takamatsu.
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    • Konyamachi Guest House Kuku
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Takamatsu, within 1.3 km of Kitahamaebisu Shrine and 1.3 km of Sunport Fountain, Konyamachi Guest House Kuku offers free WiFi. The property is situated 2.4 km from Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum, 4 km from Asahi Green Park and 6.4 km from Cormorant Shrine. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.3 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. The guest house provides certain units that include a safety deposit box, and every room has a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. All guest rooms feature bed linen. Yakurishion Christ Church is 8 km from Konyamachi Guest House Kuku, while Naritasanshodaiji Temple is 8.3 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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    • Royal Park Hotel Takamatsu
      Luxury
      Offering modern rooms with a Simmons bed, a flat-screen satellite TV and free wired internet, Royal Park Hotel is a 5-minute drive from JR Takamatsu Train Station. Massages and bicycles are available. Each air-conditioned room at Royal Park Hotel Takamatsu includes a fridge and an electric kettle with roasted green tea. You can watch pay TV programmes or unwind with a hot bath. Toiletries are provided. Tamamo Park is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Ritsurin Park is 1.5 km away, and Takamatsu Airport is about a 30-minute drive. There is the 24-hour front desk, which offers luggage storage. Free-use internet stations are on site. Staying guests have access to the property's Club Lounge. Services include tea and some snacks between 15:00 - 18:00,alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and some snacks between 18:00 - 20:00, and from 20:00 - 22:00, the lounge will operate as a bar, serving alcoholic beverages and some snacks.
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    • Condominium Hotel Yuzuki
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Takamatsu, 1.3 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine and 2 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu, Condominium Hotel Yuzuki offers city views and free WiFi. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. A fridge, a microwave and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. Sunport Fountain is 2.1 km from the apartment, while Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from Condominium Hotel Yuzuki.
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    • JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu
      Luxury
      JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu features 7 dining options, free WiFi while certain rooms feature panoramic sea and city views, a 1-minute stroll from JR Takamatsu Station. It offers massages and a hairdresser, and it boasts a fresh bakery. Located next to Kagawa International Conference Hall, the Clement Takamatsu JR Hotel is also in front of a ferry terminal that brings you to Shikoku or Shodoshima Island. Takamatsu Castle is a 10-minute walk. Overlooking the Seto Inland Sea (Seto Naikai), Western and Japanese rooms are all air-conditioned and soundproof, each fitted with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. They have a seating area and a bathroom including a bathtub and toiletries. Facilities at the Takamatsu Clement include a souvenir shop and a flower shop. Dry cleaning service and luggage storage are available. Bar Astro offers original and popular cocktails, as well as snacks, with panoramic views from the 21st floor. Caf? & Restaurant Vent offers a buffet with a variety of Western and Japanese meals, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while other restaurants offer Western-style, Japanese or authentic Cantonese cuisine.
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