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Address: Takamatsu Station, Takamatsu 760-0031, Kagawa Prefecture
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+81 878511521

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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... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it. We were rewarded with large fish jumping out of the water in the moat.... More 

Thank itchyfeet2014
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 located a stone's throw from the sea, the local's channeled the sea water into and... More 

Thank Lew A
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 is building and the philosophy behind it. It was an insight into the mind of... More 

Thank Dan C
Hong Kong
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
Hong Kong
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 spend a good time in here

Thank SallyCheung
Menlo Park, CA
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208 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
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 place to visit. Note the amusing sign near the moat that talks about the "Matsudaira... More 

Thank wobbs1
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236 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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385 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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