Yashima is one of the sites where the Genji and the Heike fought each other during the Genpei War almost a thousand years ago.
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.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Takamatsu
Things to Do in Takamatsu
Bonsai is a traditional Japanese art that is rooted in kindness toward living trees, and expressed in a meticulous aesthetic sense.
It is called the Mediterranean of Japan as it is graced with a warm climate all year round.
The three-day Sanuki Takamatsu Festival is one of Shikoku’s four biggest annual events, held from August 12 to 14 every year.
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.
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.
Oven baked to crispy perfection, honetsuki-dori, or chicken-on-the-bone, is a popular Kagawa specialty that originated from the city of Marugame.