Takamatsu City Museum of Art

Kagawa Prefecture

This impressive inner-city gallery is testament to Takamatsu's quality art scene. The light and spacious refitting of a former Bank of Japan building is a stroke of curatorial genius, well served by interesting exhibitions on rotation from across Japan and the world. It's often open until 7pm during special exhibitions.

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Nearby Kagawa Prefecture attractions

1. Takamatsu-jō

0.42 MILES

The site of Takamatsu's castle now forms delightful Tamamo-kōen, a park where the walls and seawater moat survive, along with several of the original…

2. Ritsurin-kōen North Gate


The North Gate to Ritsurin-kōen is nearest to the Ritsurinkōen-kitaguchi Station on the JR Kotoku line.

3. Sanuki Folkcraft Museum

0.98 MILES

This museum in Ritsurin-kōen displays local crafts, household goods, furniture and roof tiles in its four halls, dating back to the Tokugawa dynasty.

4. Ritsurin-kōen East Gate

0.99 MILES

The East Gate to Ritsurin-kōen is a beautiful place to start a walking course through the garden.

5. Ritsurin-kōen

1.01 MILES

One of the most beautiful gardens in the country, Ritsurin-kōen dates from the mid-1600s and took more than a century to complete. Designed as a walking…

6. Temple 84: Yashima-ji

3.15 MILES

Yashima-ji, Temple 84 of the 88, sits atop the tabletop mountain of Yashima, to the east of Takamatsu. This was the site of a decisive battle between the…

7. Shikoku-mura

3.37 MILES

About 500m north of Yashima station, Shikoku-mura is an excellent village museum that houses old buildings transported here from all over Shikoku and…

8. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

4.44 MILES

Born in Los Angeles to a Japanese poet and an American writer, Noguchi (1904–1988) set up a studio and residence here in 1970. Today the complex is filled…