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Takamatsu Castle, Takamatsu

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Step back in time in the heart of the city at Takamatsu Castle, one of Japan's three "castles on the sea." Admire the moats that give the castle its categorization, filled by drawing in seawater using the tides and sluice gates. Though most of the complex was destroyed during the Meiji period, reconstruction is underway. View the two original towers still standing, along with the moat and the walls. Afterwards, sit and relax in the castle's stone garden among cherry and pine trees. Plan to visit Takamatsu Castle during your Takamatsu vacation using our convenient Takamatsu vacation builder.
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Where to stay in Takamatsu

The second most populous city in Shikoku and home to a major port, Takamatsu has a range of accommodations to cater to various needs and budgets. Cheap business hotels with saunas can be found around the train station and Ritsurin Garden, while luxurious modern hotels sit near the Sun Port area north of the garden. Guesthouses are scattered around the downtown area. The business focus of Takamatsu has led to an ever-increasing number of boutique hotels.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »