Takamatsu attractions

Top Choice Park in Takamatsu


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 garden for the enjoyment of the daimyō (regional lord), the pa…
Castle in Takamatsu


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 turrets. Each spring a swimming race is held in the moat to honou…
Museum in Takamatsu

Takamatsu City Museum of Art

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 exhi…
Museum in Takamatsu

Sanuki Folkcraft Museum

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

Ritsurin-kōen North Gate

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

Ritsurin-kōen East Gate

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