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Things to Do in Takamatsu

Takamatsu, 16 Dec.

Explore these great things to see and do in Takamatsu, from enjoying a bowl of matcha at Ritsurin Garden to learning traditional techniques for making Japanese confectionery.

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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.

Naoshima

Naoshima

On the island of Naoshima, art is blended into island life.

Mamehana

Mamehana

At Mamehana you can learn the traditional Sanuki confectionery making process hands-on, using wooden molds to create the unique shapes of Japanese confectionery called Wasanbon.

Nakano Udon School TAKAMATSU

Nakano Udon School Takamatsu

Try your hand at making the famous Sanuki udon noodles yourself at a Nakano Udon School, located at the foot of Takamatsu city!

Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden was landscaped for Edo Era daimyo (feudal lords) over the course of a hundred years, reaching its present design in 1745.

Kotohira-gu Shrine

Kotohira-gu Shrine

Commonly known as Konpira-san, Kotohira-gu is the head shrine of “Kotohira” or “Konpira” shrines in Japan and enshrines a deity of the sea.





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