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Takamatsu

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16,35,75

Kotohira

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7,19,0

Naoshima

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8,26,0

Marugame

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3,8,7

Sakaide

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3,12,15

Takamatsu

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  • Kagawa Prefectural Museum

    Takamatsu Things to Do

    The Kagawa Prefectural Museum was built to showcase the rich history of Kagawa Prefecture. The museum starts with a few exhibits of prehistoric objects, such as part of a wooly mammoth tusk. It then moves on to an attractive exhibit of the ancient dwellings and wildlife.Other artifacts, such as the stone pagoda, are placed nicely in other parts of...

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  • Golden Time Takamatsu

    Takamatsu Hotels

    Golden Time Takamatsu is a Sauna and Capsule Hotel located in the shopping arcade. There is an...

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  • Sunport Tower

    Takamatsu Things to Do

    Sunport Tower is located just outside Takamatsu Station. Inside there are some good souvenir shops for those who want to buy last minute souvenirs before leaving Shikoku. The souvenirs are from all over the island, not just Takamatsu/Kagawa.The tower itself is not very attractive, but you can go up for free to see the view of the harbor from the...

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Kotohira

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  • Getting to Kotohira

    Kotohira Transportation

    Kotohira is easily accessible by train and the main sites (Kompirasan and Kanamaruza Theater) are both within walking distance of JR Kotohira Station.From Takamatsu, you can take the JR Dosan Line directly to Kotohira Station. Kochi also has direct trains (limited express trains) to Kotohira.From Okayama, some of the express trains stop at Kotohira...

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  • Kompirasan Shrine

    Kotohira Things to Do

    Kompirasan is one of Japan's most famous shrines with its history beginning around the 1st century. It is famous for the large number of steps you have to ascend in order to reach the main shrine, located on Mount Zozu. From the bottom of the hill where to the shops are, it is 785 steps to get to the main shrine. If you really want to see...

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  • "Sake" museum

    Kotohira Things to Do

    On the road from Kotohira station to Kompirasan, there is "sake" museum (japanese liquor).It is easy to find from the symbol as in the picture.

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Naoshima

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  • Art House Project

    Naoshima Things to Do

    Although the island has various art museums, for me, the best part of this art island is the Art House Project. The Art House Project consists of six buildings (actually seven but the Kinza has a separate fee and requires reservation) already on the island that were given to artists to restore and turn into works of art. The buildings still have...

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  • Yayoi Kusama's Pumpkins

    Naoshima Things to Do

    Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan's most famous and influential modern artists. Her career as an artist began in the 1950s. Throughout her career she has favored polka dots, which can be seen in much of her art. She claims polka dots represent infinity. In 2006 she was commissioned to create the pumpkins as a part of Naoshima's art project. Since then...

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  • I Love Yu Onsen

    Naoshima Things to Do

    The I Love Yu Onsen is not a typical onsen, it's actually another part of the island's art. The building's designer is Shinro Otake who also made the Art Project's "Haisha" building, which is one of the most popular. The onsen's name is a play on words: "Yu" means "Onsen (Hot Spring)", so it sounds like "I Love You" but the meaning is "I Love...

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Marugame

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  • Getting to Marugame

    Marugame Transportation

    Marugame is easy to reach by train. The main station is JR Marugame Station, which is near both the Uchiwa (Fan) Museum and Marugame Castle. The JR Yosan and Dosan Lines go to Marugame from Takamatsu Station. There are also direct lines from Sakaide Station. The JR Yosan Line also connects Maruguame to Matsuyama Station, along with many express...

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  • Chisan Inn Marugame Zentsuji

    Marugame Hotels

    1587-1 Haradacho, Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture, 763-0074, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Marugame Castle

    Marugame Things to Do

    Marugame Castle is one of only 12 original castles remaining in Japan. It dates back to the mid-17th century. Along with its original tenshu, the castle walls are well-preserved. The tenshu is rather small but I think many tourists undervalue the beauty and historic value of these original castles. It's age and authenticity make it more important...

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Sakaide

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  • Kofuen Garden

    Sakaide Things to Do

    Kofuen was built in 1911 as a villa for Katsutaro Kamata. The garden used Sanuki Fuji as borrowed scenery. Today, there are too many buildings built up around the garden to see the mountain. In 2001 the garden was updated to make it a strolling garden around the lake and the open lawn areas were also expanded. Then it was open to the public.The...

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  • Hotel Route Inn Sakaide-Kita

    Sakaide Hotels

    4-5-31 Nishi Ohama Kita, Sakaide, Kagawa Prefecture, 762-0053, Japan

    Good for: Families

  • Getting to Sakaide from the Mainland

    Sakaide Transportation

    Travel to Sakaide is very easy from Honshu, Japan's main island. From Okayama City, you simply take the Marine Liner. The Marine Liner will stop in Sakaide prior to Takamatsu, so if you are going to Sakaide City on Shikoku, that's the best way to do it.If you are travelling to the islands along the Seto Ohashi Bridge, then you'll need to drive on...

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