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TAKAMATSU

Takamatsu

Takamatsu, 13 Dec.

A former castle town that was especially important during Japan’s feudal period, Takamatsu is the largest city on the island of Shikoku and is an excellent base from which to explore the islands of the Seto Inland Sea.

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Things to Do in Takamatsu

Yashima

Yashima

Yashima is one of the sites where the Genji and the Heike fought each other during the Genpei War almost a thousand years ago.

Bonsai Cultivation area

Bonsai Cultivation area

Bonsai is a traditional Japanese art that is rooted in kindness toward living trees, and expressed in a meticulous aesthetic sense.

Shodoshima

Shodoshima

It is called the Mediterranean of Japan as it is graced with a warm climate all year round.

Sanuki Takamatsu Festival

Sanuki Takamatsu Festival

The three-day Sanuki Takamatsu Festival is one of Shikoku’s four biggest annual events, held from August 12 to 14 every year.

Tamamo Park (Ruins of Takamatsu Castle)

Tamamo Park (Ruins of Takamatsu Castle)

Also called Tamamo Castle, Takamatsu Castle was built in the late 16th century by Chikamasa Ikoma, the first feudal lord of Takamatsu, and is one of only three castles in Japan surrounded by water moats.

Sanuki Udon

Sanuki Udon

Long a local Kagawa specialty, Sanuki udon is the most famous kind of udon noodles in Japan, but that wasn’t always the case – they only achieved nationwide popularity after being picked up by the media in the 1980s.

Chicken-on-the-bone

Chicken-on-the-bone

Oven baked to crispy perfection, honetsuki-dori, or chicken-on-the-bone, is a popular Kagawa specialty that originated from the city of Marugame.

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