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Takamatsu Castle

Takamatsu Station, Takamatsu 760-0031, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-851-1521
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Takamatsu historical site

An easy walk and a great viewing point. Walking around inside the park many beautiful garden and... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
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Great spot

Wanted to view this site after reading Tripadvisor reviews. Right opposite our hotel so perfect... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Takamatsu Station, Takamatsu 760-0031, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-851-1521
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

An easy walk and a great viewing point. Walking around inside the park many beautiful garden and some old japanese house are to be seen. Also the canal areas there are a boat ride in a japanese style available as well. The admission fee is...More

Thank Peacesince1985
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wanted to view this site after reading Tripadvisor reviews. Right opposite our hotel so perfect location to visit as we had a couple of hours wait for our train.....also opposite hotel! Great garden, beautifully kept. Especially liked the paving stones, never seen anything quite like...More

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 23 March 2017

After seeing many Japanese Castles it's easy to become blasé about them. Takamatsu Castle however, is a little different and that's why I recommend it. The castle is known as the only Japanese Castle that uses ocean water for it's moat. As the castle is...More

Thank Lew A
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Although only parts of the original castle still remain there is ample to fill an hour or two of leisurely strolling. The moat and bridge by themselves are outstanding. The garden is an early 1900's piece of botanical artwork with good English explanation signs describing...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not like kamamoto Castle and Matsumoto Castle. It was ruined but it still worth to go. Just don't expect too much.

Thank Memeggg
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is a very small castle and unlike those in Osaka, it is really small. But it is one of the most well known castle in Japan because it is right in front of the sea. The surrounding of the castle is also nice. We...More

Thank SallyCheung
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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...More

Thank wobbs1
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...More

Thank ART196
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...More

Thank VeraNov
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...More

Thank Michael N
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