How to go from Okayama to Takamatsu ?
With a Japan Rail Pass
If you are coming to Shikoku from Honshu, your first stop will probably be Takamatsu, the capital of Kagawa prefecture.Take the Marine Liner rapid train along the Seto-Ohashi Line in Okayama.
Travel from Honshu to Shikoku with the Marine Liner
If you are coming to Shikoku from Honshu, your first stop will probably be Takamatsu, the capital of Kagawa prefecture.Take the Marine Liner rapid train along the Seto-Ohashi Line, which runs direct to Takamatsu across the scenic Seto-Ohashi Bridge.
The bridge, or rather the series of bridges jumping from islet to islet, opened in 1988, spans 9.4 km and took nearly a decade to build.
28 KM - 0H13 - Chayamachi Station
Learn more about the Inland Sea.
What to see ?
Takamatsu combines urban verve with relaxed down-home atmosphere. Stop at Ritsurin Garden to taste a slice of it. Japan’s largest Cultural Heritage Garden, incorporates the pine-clad mountain into its overall visual design. Six spring- fed ponds (home to some 3 000 koi carp) and 13 small hills representing miniaturized landscapes, can be divided into 2 parts: a classical southern garden and a modern northern garden with wide grassy lawns and huge lotus ponds.
Take a train heading for Tokushima and get o at Ritsurin- Koen Kita Guchi, turn right out of the station, follow the tracks to the rst street, and turn right (4 minutes).
Open daily, from dawn to dusk, ¥410.
Where to stay ?
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Takamatsu ダイワロイネットホテル高松
A very new, clean hotel with lots of extra amenities, including bike rental! A 15-minute walk from the station.
8-23 Marugame-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-0029
Tel : 08-7811-7855 / www.daiwaroynet.jp/takamatsu
Guest House Chottoco-Ma ちょっとこま
A quirkyguesthouse with friendly owners fluent in English. Two minutes away from Showamachi Station, the station just after Takamatsu.
3-7-5 Ougi-machi, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 761-0013
Website : click here
JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu JR ホテルクレメント高松
This 20-storey luxury hotel is located in Sunport Takamatsu. The rooms command a view over the Seto Inland Sea and the city. The hotel provides with a large choice of restaurants.
1-1 Hamanocho, Takamatsu,Kagawa 760-0011
Tel : 08-7811-1111 / www.jrclement.co.jp/en
Where to eat ?
Kagawa Prefecture is renowned for its udon and Chikusei is widely known as Takamatsu’s best udon in all varieties. From Takamatsu Station, walk south down Kencho-mae-dori and turn right at the third traffic light.
Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tel : 08-7834-7296
A popular and delicious restaurant chain found all over Kagawa Prefecture serving Japanese-style chicken wings. Four traffic lights south of Takamatsu Castle and Takamatsu Station, to the east.
Open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekends.