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Sanuki Udon (讃岐うどん) are udon noodles from Kagawa Prefecture. They are named after the prefecture's former name, Sanuki. Along with Gunma's Mizusawa Udon and Akita's Inaniwa Udon, Sanuki Udon is listed as one of Japan's three most famous types of udon noodles. But much better known than Mizusawa and Inaniwa Udon, Sanuki Udon has become popular nationwide.

Sanuki Udon is characterized by its firm, chewy texture, achieved by using a specific type of wheat which was traditionally grown in Kagawa Prefecture. These days, the wheat to make Sanuki Udon is primarily imported from Australia.

The texture of Sanuki Udon's noodles is what makes them unique. They can be served as other udon noodles, for example, served cold with a dipping sauce or in a hot broth with toppings. Sanuki Udon is considered cheap, fast and healthy food with basic dishes costing only a few hundred yen.

Udon remains extremely popular in Kagawa Prefecture. With over 700 Sanuki Udon restaurants across the prefecture, a fair number can be found in the shopping and dining districts of Takamatsu.

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Hotels around Takamatsu

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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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    • Setonejuan
      Budget-friendly
      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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    • Sunny Day Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring 2-star accommodation, Sunny Day Hostel is situated in Takamatsu, 1.4 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and 1.5 km from Sunport Fountain. With a bar, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hostel has family rooms. 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 Kitahamaebisu Shrine, Kitahama Alley Shopping Street and Sunport Takamatsu. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hotel Yuzuki
      Budget-friendly
      Offering city views and free WiFi, Hotel Yuzuki offers accommodation ideally located in Takamatsu, within a short distance of Kitahamaebisu Shrine, Kitahama Alley Shopping Street and Sunport Takamatsu. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. Liminal Air-core Takamatsu is 2 km from the apartment, while Sunport Fountain is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 16 km from Hotel Yuzuki.
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    • Ten to Sen Guesthouse
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring a terrace, Ten to Sen Guesthouse is set in Takamatsu in the Kagawa region, 2 km from Sunport Takamatsu and 2 km from Liminal Air-core Takamatsu. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Attractions in the area include Matakiteno, 2.2 km away, or Kitahama Alley Shopping Street, located 2.3 km from the property. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, and certain units at the guest house have a balcony. The units feature a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Sunport Fountain is 2.1 km from Ten to Sen Guesthouse, while Kitahamaebisu Shrine is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 15 km from the accommodation.
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    • FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU
      Luxury
      Located within 1.6 km of Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and 1.8 km of Sunport Takamatsu, FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU provides rooms in Takamatsu. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. 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 microwave, a fridge, 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. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kitahamaebisu Shrine, Kitahama Alley Shopping Street and Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 14 km from FAV HOTEL TAKAMATSU.
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    • Kawaramachi Domitory
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Takamatsu City of Kagawa Prefecture, Kawaramachi Dormitory is just a 3-minute walk from Kotoden Kawaramachi Station. The property is 1.4 km from Takamatsu castle and boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. There is luggage storage space at the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Setonaikai Kokuritsuk?en is 5 km from Kawaramachi Domitory, while Sun Messe Kagawa is 5 km from the property. There are several restaurants nearby that provide local cuisine. Guests can enjoy authentic Chinese tea, or participate in Japanese tea ceremony events held ocassionally on site.
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    • WeBase TAKAMATSU
      Mid-range
      Set in Takamatsu, 1.4 km from Kitahamaebisu Shrine, WeBase TAKAMATSU offers air-conditioned accommodation and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy city views. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the hotel. Popular points of interest near WeBase TAKAMATSU include Kitahama Alley Shopping Street, Sunport Takamatsu and Liminal Air-core Takamatsu. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 15 km from the accommodation. Please note that the hotel will undergo a scheduled room maintenance between 10F to 11F on the following dates: 1st September 2021 - around the end of October.
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    • Dormy Inn Takamatsu Chuo Koenmae Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Takamatsu Chuo Koenmae Natural Hot Spring features accommodation in Takamatsu near Kitahamaebisu Shrine and Matakiteno. With a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. All rooms in Dormy Inn Takamatsu Chuo Koenmae Natural Hot Spring are fitted with a flat-screen TV and slippers. Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Sunport Takamatsu, Liminal Air-core Takamatsu and Sunport Fountain. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 15 km from Dormy Inn Takamatsu Chuo Koenmae Natural Hot Spring.
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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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