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Armour and Stories

Armour and Stories

Oct 24th - Dec 6th

Swords and armour have an important part in Japanese history, and a special exhibition at the Kagawa Museum looks into a variety..

2 ¥1,000
Winter Fantasy in Mannou Park

Winter Fantasy in Mannou Park

Late Nov - Early Jan

Winter fantasy in Sanuki Mannou Park is one of the largest scale illuminations in the Shikoku area

5 ¥410
The Window Exhibition

The Window Exhibition

Oct 13th - Jan 11th

A special exhibition taking place at the Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art looks into the importance of windows..

2 ¥950

Where to eat in Kagawa

Santa's Diner

Santa's Diner

JapanTravel Guest

A nice, simple diner-style burger joint in the Yashima area of Takamatsu. Great flavor, great price, and a robust menu of that delicious..

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Nakano Udon School

Nakano Udon School

Tony Mariani

Nakano Udon School is a restaurant where you can try your hand at preparing Kagawa's celebrated udon noodles. You then get to..

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Takamatsu Airport

Takamatsu Airport

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Kagawa's Takamatsu Airport serves as a gateway to the beauty of Shikoku. There are a range of retail stores and eateries at..

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About Kagawa

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Capital Takamatsu
Population 995,842
Area 1,876.73 sq. km

Kagawa Prefecture (香川県, Kagawa-ken) is mainly known for two things: being the smallest prefecture in Japan and for its udon noodles.

In fact, Kagawa's Sanuki udon is so famous that the prefecture's tourism PR campaign has been named "Udon Prefecture." But while you make sure to try out their satisfying Sanuki udon, there's more to Kagawa than their somewhat self-deprecating tourism campaign name suggests. 23 of the Shikoku Pilgrimage’s 88 temples are within Kagawa’s borders, while the Marugame Castle is one of the oldest castles still standing. 

Other notable tourist destinations include the historical garden of Ritsurin Park, and Kankakei, famous for its maple trees. And if you’re in Kagawa, definitely visit the island of Naoshima, renowned for its many art museums and exhibits surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.

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