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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 8 January 2017
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Menlo Park, CA
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Thank Lew A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Memeggg
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

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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 

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Hong Kong
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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 

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Thank VeraNov
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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.

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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.

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Bristol
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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 

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