Takamatsu 高松

  • Published on : 01/12/2021
  • by : A.M. / O.F.
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Between Honshû and Shikoku

This former walled city of the Matsudaira clan, Takamatsu, has a beautiful garden and is a good starting point for visiting the east of the island of Shikoku. Located in the north of the island, Takamatsu is the link between the main island of Honshû and that of Shikoku. The journey can be done by car or train since 1988, thanks to the construction of the Great Seto Bridge, which seems to leap from islet to islet to connect Takamatsu and Okayama.

In addition to the boutiques and handicraft exhibitions, the  Kikugetsu-tei Pavilion offers a zen break in a unique setting: matcha green tea, and a view of a meticulously pruned pine forest.

Also in the section near the East Gate is the Sanuki Handicraft Museum which showcases local crafts including basketry and ceramics.

  • Access: To get to the garden, take a bus from Takamatsu station to Ritsurin-mae stop or a JR train to Ritsurin Park Kitaguchi. You can also walk for ten minutes from Kotoden Ritsurin station.
Le jardin Ritsurin à Takamatsu

Le Jardin Ritsurin à Takamatsu

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Le jardin Ritsurin à Takamatsu

Le jardin Ritsurin à Takamatsu

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To the east, a few minutes away by train, the volcanic plateau of Yashima offers stunning views of the Seto Inland Sea, the site of a famous naval battle between the Minamoto and Taira clans in 1185.

To satisfy an appetite whetted by the sea air, the town's restaurants offer the local specialty: Sanuki udon. These thick noodles in a hot broth are made ​​from wheat grown on the island, and are a reminder that Shikoku is considered to be an "udon paradise!"

Les sanuki udon, nouilles épaisses plongées dans un bouillon chaud sont fabriquées à partir d'une variété de blé cultivée près de Takamatsu.

Les sanuki udon, nouilles épaisses plongées dans un bouillon chaud, sont fabriquées à partir d'une variété de blé cultivée près de Takamatsu

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Our tours in Takamatsu

  • Duration : 14 days
  • Locations : Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takamatsu, Okayama, Matsue, Kyoto
  • Included : Airport Transfers, 3* Hotels & Ryokan, Transports out of flights, Guided activities, Travel diary, Pocket wifi, Assistance
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  • Locations : Tokyo, Osaka, Awaji, Takamatsu, Kurashiki, Kyoto
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