Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu
Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu
Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu

About Takamatsu

Takamatsu, facing the Seto Inland Sea, is the main gateway to Shikoku Island.

There are many historic sites to be found in the city, such as Tamamo-koen Park, built at the site where Takamatsu Castle once stood, Ritsurin-koen Park, where 6 ponds and 13 artificial hills guide you into the world of the Japanese paintings, and Honen-ji Temple, which was once the family temple of the lord of Takamatsu. At the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, the exhibition storehouse and residence of Isamu Noguchi, a noted 20th century sculptor, are open to public along with the sculpture garden designed by the artist himself.

  • Ritsurin Koen Garden
  • Shikoku Mura open-air museum
  • Yashima flat-topped mountain
  • the town’s shopping arcades
  • Megijima Island
  • Honen-ji Temple

Practical information:

  • From Tokyo Haneda Airport to Takamatsu Airport by air and from the airport to the centre by bus (1h50min) or from Tokyo Station to Okayama Station by JR Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen (hikari) trains and transfer to Takamatsu

Takamatsu on our Google map

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Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu


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