Kagawa Walking in the scenic city of water. Kagawa, Takamatsu Walking Tour

Last updated: 30 March, 2021

Yashima, Ritsurin Garden, and Takamatsu Castle! All the places you need to visit in Takamatsu!

Welcome to a tour of Takamatsu, in the Setouchi region of Shikoku.

Takamatsu, located in the center of Kagawa Prefecture, is an area where nature and modernity blend together. Takamatsu is also characterised by its food culture, and is famous for its udon noodles, so much so that it has come to be known as the "Udon Prefecture”.

Our tour will take you to some of the most popular spots that you must not miss when visiting Takamatsu. The experiences at each spot will stimulate your senses and allow you to have a memorable and unique time.

The three main attractions of the tour are Yashima, Ritsurin Garden, and Takamatsu Castle.

The first location you will visit is Yashima, an island resembling a roof floating on the Seto Inland Sea. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy a spectacular view, combining nature and the beauty of the many surrounding islands.

The elegant lunchtime of the tour will be held in Ritsurin Garden, a special scenic spot in Japan. Let's explore the beauty of the scenery step by step in a space where you will forget the passage of time.

Our tour concludes with a visit to Takamatsu Castle and Tamamo Park, one of the three largest water castles in Japan. Feeding sea breams is a unique experience that can only be enjoyed in this castle on the sea.

If you come here, you will surely be captivated by the beautiful atmosphere of Takamatsu.

An efficient itinerary to visit all the popular spots in Takamatsu in a single day.

From among the many popular sightseeing spots in the city, we have carefully selected the spots where you can best enjoy the scenic atmosphere of Takamatsu. For transportation, you will use the local “Kotoden" train and city buses, and our itinerary is designed to make you feel like you’re a local. With our guide, even first-time visitors to Takamatsu can enjoy the tour with peace of mind.

Gain an in-depth understanding of Takamatsu's history and Japanese culture.

At each of the spots visited on this tour, you will be able to enjoy experiences related to the history and culture of Takamatsu. There are many experiences in our tour, such as “kawara-nage”, the tossing of kawara biscuits into the air and towards the sea, a tea ceremony overlooking the beautiful scenery of Ritsurin Garden, and “tai-ganjoju", where you can make a wish by feeding a sea bream swimming in the moat of the sea castle.

Enjoy authentic Sanuki udon at a very popular local udon restaurant.

Nowadays, Kagawa is so famous for its udon that it has become known as the "Udon Prefecture”. On this tour, you can enjoy lunch at a famous Sanuki udon restaurant that even the locals go out of their way to visit. The noodles are made with the highest quality flour and have a smooth texture, and the fragrant broth of roasted baby sardines and kombu seaweed intertwines perfectly to create a delicious dish that you will want to try regardless of the season.