The Symbol Tower (left) and the JR Hotel Clement (right)

Sunport Takamatsu is the name of the recently redeveloped business and shopping district around JR Takamatsu Station and Takamatsu Port, and not far from Takamastu Castle and the terminal station of the Kotoden Railways, Takamatsu-Chikko Station.

Takamatsu Port used to be the main entry point to Shikoku until the opening of the Seto Ohashi Bridge in 1988. Today, the port continues to offer ferry connections to several nearby islands, including Shodoshima, Naoshima, Megijima and Ogijima.

View of Takamatsu Port from the top floor of the Symbol Tower

Since the dramatic drop of car ferry traffic in 1988, the area around the port has been redeveloped with one of Japan's most pleasant waterfront promenades and a large pedestrian plaza, flanked by JR Takamatsu Station, JR Hotel Clement and the Symbol Tower.

The tallest building of Sunport Takamatsu, the Symbol Tower is a 30 story office building with the Maritime Plaza shopping center on its lower floors and several fine dining options on its top floors, including three restaurants by former Iron Chefs from the popular TV cooking show of the same name.

Takamatsu Port by night


Sunport Takamatsu is just outside of JR Takamatsu Station and is across the street from Takamatsu Castle. It is also served by Kotoden Takamatsu-Chikko Station.

How to get to and around Takamatsu