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Marugame-jō

This small castle dates from 1597. It took five years to build and is one of only 12 castles in Japan to have its original wooden donjon (keep) intact. It's known for its exquisite stone walls. The entrance fee is t…
Museum in Marugame

Uchiwa-no-Minato Museum

This museum has displays and demonstrations on how uchiwa (round paper fans) are made. Around 90% of Japan's uchiwa are still made in Marugame. With prior reservations, you can learn how to make a paper fan in an ho…
Museum in Marugame

Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum

Set on the waterfront of the Inland Sea with a sweeping view of the Seto-ōhashi, this museum showcases the works of landscape painter Higashiyama Kaii (1908–99). It was Higashiyama who proposed the colour for the Se…
Museum in Marugame

Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art

Right outside the station is Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, showcasing two- and three-dimensional work of its eponymous artist, as well as rotating exhibitions.