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Kagawa Prefecture (香川県 Kagawa-ken) is on the Japanese island of Shikoku.

Understand[edit]

Kagawa was formerly known as the province of Sanuki (讃岐).

Cities[edit]

Map of Kagawa
  • 1 Takamatsu - the prefectural capital
  • 2 Higashikagawa
  • Kanonji - large sand sculpture of a coin - Zenigata Sunae - and viewing platform from Kotohiki Park.
  • 3 Kotohira - built around the shrine of Konpira
  • 4 Marugame - largest producer of Japanese fans (uchiwa) in Japan and home of one of the few remaining wooden castles.
  • 5 Sakaide
  • 6 Sanuki
  • 7 Zentsuji

Other destinations[edit]

Art Project Yokoo House on Teshima

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Takamatsu Airport (TAK IATA) with flights from Tokyo, Kagoshima, and Naha (Okinawa) on the domestic side, and Seoul and Shanghai on the international side.

By train[edit]

Takamatsu is the main train gateway to Shikoku. There are frequent services in all directions: north to Okayama on the Honshu mainland, west to Matsuyama, south to Kochi and east to Tokushima.

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Kotohiki Park's Zenigata sand monument in Kanonji
  • Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園). A large and beautiful park located in Takamatsu.
  • Marugame Castle (丸亀城). One of the only 12 remaining original castles in Japan. Located in Marugame.
  • Visit art islands, such as Naoshima, Teshima, Ogijima, and Megijima (Takamatsu).
  • See the giant Zenigata coin made of sand in Kanonji
  • Enjoy the views of Kankakei Gorge (Shodoshima)
  • Explore the ground of Zentsuji Temple the birthplace of Kukai (Zentsuji)
  • View and learn about the Seto Ohashi Bridge in Seto Ohashi Commemorative Park (Sakaide)
  • Stroll the historic Hiketa Historic District (Higashikagawa)
  • Learn the history of the island at Shikoku Mura (Takamatsu)
  • Climb the stairs to pray at Konpirasan, the most revered shrine in Shikoku (Kotohira)
  • Try and catch a glimpse of the Angel Road to Bentenjima Island during low tide (Shodoshima)
  • See the works and former home of the internationally renowned artist Isamu Noguchi at the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (Takamatsu)

Do[edit]

Eat[edit]

Kagawa is famous as the home of udon, thick chewy wheat noodles. The local type is still known by the province's old name as Sanuki udon.

Drink[edit]

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