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Address: Takamatsu Station, Takamatsu 760-0031, Kagawa Prefecture
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A interesting short visit

Right near the Takamatsu port, you can visit the ruins of Takamatsu castle which was the stronghold of the Matsudaira clan. There's not much left now except for some walls... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Menlo Park, CA
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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right near the Takamatsu port, you can visit the ruins of Takamatsu castle which was the stronghold of the Matsudaira clan. There's not much left now except for some walls (which are being rebuilt), the moat, and a storehouse. But it is nonetheless a pleasant place to visit. Note the amusing sign near the moat that talks about the "Matsudaira... More 

Thank wobbs1
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236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

When the tide comes in at Takamatsu Castle, it comes up to lap against the steps of the north gate and it goes out it leave a sandy moat behind. Truly this is one of the Edo Period’s three great water castles (Mizujiro). Visitors to Takamatsujō may enjoy boat rides around the Uchibori (inner moat) which surrounds the honmaru (main... More 

Thank ART196
Hong Kong
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The castle is conceptually more important than the actual castle. It is at the port of the city and also the 'centre' of the city. It is a nice monumental piece. You don't have to go into the park to see or feel the castle's importance. From the outside, it stands as a nice piece of history looking towards the... More 

Thank VeraNov
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

This is not a typical castle like in Osaka, Nagoya, Himeji or so. This is more like a park. It's located about 5 minutes from JR Takamatsu station and at local train station. The entrance fee was 200JPY (as of today), but it seems that it's voluntary.

Thank Michael N
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Just across the street from Takamatsu train station, you can enjoy scenery of the remain of Takamatsu castle and beautiful garden. The place is not so crowded and you can relax walking around, taking pictures. Very nice place to visit.

Thank tvidya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We almost missed this attraction.I am glad we didn't. We had been visiting Takamatsu and were walking back to the hotel when we saw the entrance to the castle grounds. The next day we went back to explore. We happened on a Chrysanthemum Festival. there were booths set up with amazing dislays of chrysanthemums: Miniature, giant, topiary, miniature landscapes. Fantastic.... More 

Thank Randall W
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Takamatsu Castle ruins are a testament to the industry of the Japanese people in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The grounds, remaining walls, and moats are impressive, and only a portion of what was. Pictures of the castle are actually of a scale model of the original. None of the original buildings remain. As a note, if you are... More 

Thank Mamamia194
Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Going to Sunport to take a ferry - don't miss this place, especially if you are with kids. Boat ride and feeding fish is burst of fun for the very young ones and a true pleasure for the parents. It is a nice place to walk and you can visit it just on your way to the port.

Thank Marta B
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Its definitely a must go place in Takamatsu. The park is not so but there is a nice texture of Japanese castles. Nice place to walk for a while and take beautiful pictures

Thank abeikverdi
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We popped into the castle one evening for a stroll before dinner. The garden is very peaceful, with beautiful azaleas, stone lanterns, tropical plants and striking wooden buildings. It was nice to escape the heat of the day under one of the gazebos.

Thank Jan H

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