Kagawa-ken Travel Guide

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Takamatsu

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19,44,75

Naoshima

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8,26,0

Tadotsu

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Kotohira

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14,37,0

Sakaide

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3,12,15

Marugame

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3,8,7

Takamatsu

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  • Takamatsu-jo

    Takamatsu Favorites

    Takamatsu-jo or Takamatsu Castle was originally built in 1588. It was occupied by the Matsudaira Clan until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Only parts of the castle, such as turrets, walls, moats, remain. Parts of the castle and its grounds are being restored.The grounds of Takamatsu-jo are now a park which you can wander around for a small entry...

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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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  • Hanami - Cherry Blossom Viewing.

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    Ritsurin-koen is a popular spot for hanami - or cherry blossom viewing. This is a very popular Japanese pastime in the spring when crowds of people spread out their pale blue mats beneath the cherry trees and enjoy having picnics while pale pink cherry blossom petals snow down on their heads.

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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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Kotohira

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  • River walk.

    Kotohira Things to Do

    It was a pleasant walk from Kotohira Station along the river to Kompira-san. We passed by a sort of old wooden watch tower or signal tower on route.

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  • The Views from Komira-san.

    Kotohira Favorites

    The shrines and lanterns and horse statues of Kompira-san are interesting, but in addition there are lovely views from the shrine over Kotohira.

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  • Cafes.

    Kotohira Favorites

    We went into a cafe/souvenir shop near the bottom of Kompira-san Shrine for a well earned refreshing beer. The lady who served us was really friendly and pleasant. One of her customers came over and gave us little book marks and things he made.

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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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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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