Getting to Takamatsu

By air
  • 3.5 h
  • ¥7,000 - 36,000

JAL and ANA operate multiple flights per day between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Takamatsu Airport. Travel duration is 80 minutes. The regular one way fare is around 35,000 yen, but discount tickets are usually available for around 13,000 to 21,500 yen. Furthermore, Jetstar Japan is operating flights between Tokyo's Narita Airport and Takamatsu at considerably lower fares, that typically start around 5,000 yen one way. Takamatsu Airport is a 45 minute, 1,000 yen bus ride outside central Takamatsu.

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By daytime trains
  • 4.5 - 5 h
  • ¥18,000
Covered by: Japan Rail Pass

Take the JR Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen from Tokyo to Okayama and transfer to the JR Marine Liner rapid train to Takamatsu. The entire journey costs around 18,000 yen one way. It takes about 4.5 hours if using a Nozomi train along the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen or about 30-60 minutes longer if using Hikari trains. The Japan Rail Pass fully covers the entire trip if Hikari and Sakura trains are used along the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen, but a supplement fee is required on the faster Nozomi and Mizuho trains.

By night train
  • 9.5 h
  • ¥15,500 - 29,000
Covered by: Japan Rail Pass(nobi nobi compartments)

The Sunrise Seto night train connects Tokyo with Takamatsu. It operates daily and requires 9.5 hours for the one way journey. The train carries private compartments (from 21,500 yen per person one way), and carpeted "nobi nobi" floor space compartments (around 15,500 yen per person one way). Japan Rail Pass holders need to pay a supplement of around 10,000 yen for using a private compartment on board of the Sunrise Seto, but the "nobi nobi" compartments are fully covered by the pass. Advance reservations are mandatory.

By bus
  • 11 h
  • ¥6,000 - 14,000

Several highway bus companies operate night buses between Tokyo (Tokyo and Shinjuku stations) and Takamatsu Station. The one way trip takes about eleven hours and costs between 6,000 and 14,000 yen depending on the date of travel. Online reservations can be made through Willer and Japan Bus Online.

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Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

The area around JR Takamatsu Station, known as Sunport Takamatsu, is the entry point to Takamatsu and one of the area's main sites of interest. The pleasant waterfront district also features Takamatsu Castle nearby. Shopping arcades run south from the castle through the city center to Ritsurin Koen. Yashima and Shikoku Mura lie east of the city center.

Central Takamatsu is easily explored on foot and by the local Kotoden and JR train lines. City buses serve the sites of interest as well, but trains are easier to use.

Kotoden Railway connects Takamatsu with nearby Kotohira and other destinations in Kagawa Prefecture. Its lines run through the city center and provide connections to most of the city's central and outlying sights. Its terminal station, Takamatsu-Chikko Station, is located a short walk away from JR Takamatsu Station.

The JR Tokushima Line, which connects Takamatsu with Tokushima, is less convenient for transportation within the city, but provides an alternative to Kotoden for access to Ritsurin Koen and Yashima. Unlike Kotoden, it is covered by the Japan Rail Pass.

Suica, Icoca and the other eight nationwide IC cards can be used on Kotoden trains and buses, including the airport buses, and on JR trains between Takamatsu, Okayama and Tadotsu. The locally available Iruca card is valid on Kotoden trains and buses but not on JR trains.

Takamatsu Airport lies south of the city center and is accessible by airport limousine bus (45 minutes, 1000 yen). The airport has many flights to Tokyo's Haneda Airport alongside less frequent flights to Tokyo's Narita Airport, Okinawa and some destinations in eastern Asia.

Hotels around Takamatsu

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    • Guest House Wakabaya
      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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      Set in Takamatsu, 12 km from Sunport Takamatsu, THE CHELSEA BREATH offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi. At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at THE CHELSEA BREATH can enjoy a Japanese breakfast. The accommodation offers 3-star accommodation with a hot spring bath. Liminal Air-core Takamatsu is 12 km from THE CHELSEA BREATH, while Sunport Fountain is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 5 km from the hotel.
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    • Ten to Sen Guesthouse
      Set within 2 km of Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and 1.8 km of Kitahamaebisu Shrine, Ten to Sen Guesthouse offers rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Takamatsu. Featuring a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. Asahi Green Park is 4.7 km away and Cormorant Shrine is 7.1 km from the guest house. Featuring a shared bathroom with slippers, units at the guest house also have free WiFi, while some rooms come with a balcony. At the guest house, the units come with bed linen and towels. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Sunport Fountain is 2.1 km from the guest house, while Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum is 3.2 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from Ten to Sen Guesthouse.
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    • Setonejuan
      Situated in a quiet neighbourhood, Setonejuan is located in Setonaikai Kokuritsuk?en. This guest house is a 35-minute drive from Takamatsu Station. Takamatsu castle is 35 minutes by car, while Takamatsu Ferry Terminal is a 40-minute drive away. Featuring free WiFi, Setonejuan offers pet-friendly accommodation. Some units have views of the sea or garden. You will find a shared lounge at the property. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling, fishing and hiking. The guest house also offers free use of bicycles. Naoshima Ferry Terminal is a 90-minute ferry ride away, while Shodoshima Olive Park is 2 hours via ferry. Takamatsu Airport is 22 km away.
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      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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    • Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse
      Offering garden views, Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse is an accommodation situated in Takamatsu, 1.4 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine and 2.4 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu. Among the facilities at this property are luggage storage space and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house has family rooms. All units are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a desk. There is also a well-fitted kitchen in some of the units equipped with a toaster, a stovetop, and kitchenware. At the guest house, units include bed linen and towels. There is a coffee shop and bar. Guests can keep up their exercise routines during yoga and fitness classes. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings and the guest house can arrange a car rental service. Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum is 2.4 km from Traditional Apartment Takamatsu Guesthouse, while Sunport Fountain is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.
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    • Sunny Day Hostel
      Sunny Day Hostel is set in Takamatsu, within 3.4 km of Asahi Green Park and 5.8 km of Cormorant Shrine. 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. Popular points of interest near Sunny Day Hostel include Liminal Air-core Takamatsu, Sunport Fountain and Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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    • Royal Park Hotel Takamatsu
      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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    • Konyamachi Guest House Kuku
      Located in Takamatsu, 1.3 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu, Konyamachi Guest House Kuku provides accommodation with a terrace, free WiFi, private check-in and check-out, and bicycle parking. The property is set 1.3 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine, 1.3 km from Sunport Fountain and 2.4 km from Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum. The guest house features family rooms. The units are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a toaster, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a desk. There is also a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen equipped with a fridge, a stovetop, and kitchenware. All units include a private bathroom, a hair dryer and bed linen. Asahi Green Park is 4 km from the guest house, while Cormorant Shrine is 6.4 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from Konyamachi Guest House Kuku.
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    • Comfort Hotel Takamatsu
      Situated within 2.1 km of Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and 2 km of Kitahamaebisu Shrine, Comfort Hotel Takamatsu features rooms in Takamatsu. Featuring free bikes, the 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a TV and a safety deposit box. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Comfort Hotel Takamatsu. Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include English and Japanese. Sunport Fountain is 2.2 km from the accommodation, while Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum is 3.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from Comfort Hotel Takamatsu.
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