Takamatsu, City in Japan
General Information about Takamatsu
Takamatsu (Takamatsu) is a city and prefecture capital within Kagawa prefecture in the Shikoku region. Sister cities of Takamatsu are Saint Petersburg in the USA, Tours in France and Nanchang in China.
You can travel directly to Takamatsu via an airport, just as every year around 1.786.941 passengers do. There is a fishing, commercial and passenger port in the city. You can easily reach the suburbs of Takamatsu by local rail services in 45 stations.
A famous person from Takamatsu is Kann Kikuchi (1888 - 1948).
Travel tips for Takamatsu
Top Takamatsu destinations for your sightseeing are the Ritsurin (chestnut forest) park (栗林公園) throughout the year, the Historic site Takamatsu castle ruin Tamamo Park (史跡高松城跡玉藻公園) throughout the year and Yashima (屋島) throughout the year.
The Takamatsu castle stands imposingly in the city, was built in the year 1588.
The Setouchi international art festival (瀬戸内国際芸術祭), another great attraction where you can experience the Numerous contemporary art works on display (現代アート作品が数多く展示されている). Go to Seto naikai (瀬戸内海) for this. Another experience Yashima (屋島). Of interest here is the Overlook of the Takamatsu city area and many islands in the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海の多島美や高松の市街地を一望することができる).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Takamatsu tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure is the Shikoku pilgrimage - round pilgrimage road and unique pilgrimage culture (「四国遍路」～回遊型巡礼路と独自の巡礼文化～).
Do you want to see fireworks in Takamatsu? The Sanuki Takamatsu festival (さぬき高松まつり) with 8.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from Northern offshore of Sunport Takamatsu.
If you want to take a hot bath in Takamatsu, the spa Shioe (塩江温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Fatigue recovery. The address: Shioe-cho (塩江町). Another hot spring here is Busshozan (仏生山温泉), which helps amongst other things in Neuralgia. Go to Busshozan-cho (仏生山町) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Takamatsu? The Sanuki Udon (noodles) (さぬきうどん) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: Shoyu mame (Beans with soy sauce) (しょうゆ豆).
Do you already own a souvenir from Takamatsu? You could buy for example Sanuki Udon (noodles), available in Ritsurinan.
Flowers and Foliage
The plum flowers from 02/01 to 02/10 and is the most beautiful in the Ritsurin (chestnut forest) park (栗林公園). Discover the cherry blossom in Takamatsu from 04/01 to 04/10, best in the Historic site Takamatsu castle ruin Tamamo Park (史跡高松城跡玉藻公園). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom from 07/01 to 08/30, to view in the Ritsurin (chestnut forest) park (栗林公園). The maple trees changing colour in Takamatsu is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Ritsurin (chestnut forest) park (栗林公園), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/21 and the foliage lasts until 11/30. To mention in Takamatsu is the Narcissus in flower, which you can see in Ogi isle (男木島) from 02/01 to 02/10.