Top choice in Kagawa Prefecture

About 500m north of Yashima station, Shikoku-mura is an excellent village museum that houses old buildings transported here from all over Shikoku and neighbouring islands. The village's fine kabuki stage came from Shōdo-shima, which is famous for its traditional farmers' kabuki performances. There is also an excellent restaurant serving, you guessed it, Sanuki-udon (from ¥450) in an old farmhouse building as you leave the village.

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1. Temple 84: Yashima-ji

1.03 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…

2. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

1.25 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…

3. Temple 85: Yakuri-ji

2.11 MILES

Half the fun of visiting Yakuri-ji may be riding the retro cable car up and down to the temple, but this is a spectacular place in its own right, sitting…

4. Takamatsu-jō

3.28 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…

5. Takamatsu City Museum of Art

3.37 MILES

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…

6. Ritsurin-kōen East Gate

3.68 MILES

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

7. Ritsurin-kōen

3.71 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…

8. Sanuki Folkcraft Museum

3.73 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.