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


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


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]


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.



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.


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