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Quick Facts
Capital Takamatsu
Government Japanese Prefecture
Currency Japanese Yen (¥)
Area 1,861.70 km2
Population 995,465(2010 est)
Language Japanese(No official language)
Religion n/a
Electricity 100V/50 or 60Hz (U.S. plug, commonly 2-prong without ground)
Time Zone UTC +9(No DST)

Kagawa prefecture (香川県 Kagawa-ken) is on the Japanese island of Shikoku.


Kagawa was formerly known as the province of Sanuki (讃岐).


  • Takamatsu - the prefectural capital
  • Higashikagawa
  • Kanonji - large sand sculpture of a coin - Zenigata Sunae - and viewing platform from Kotohiki Park.
  • Kotohira - built around the shrine of Konpira
  • Marugame - largest producer of Japanese fans (uchiwa) in Japan and home of one of the few remaining wooden castles.
  • Sakaide
  • Sanuki
  • Zentsuji

Other destinations[edit]

Seto Inland Sea - Many of the islands belong to the city of Sakaide


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Takamatsu Airport has flights to Tokyo, Kagoshima, and Naha (Okinawa) on the domestic side, and Seoul and Shanghai on the international side.

By train[edit]

Takamatsu is the main train gateway to Shikoku. There are frequent services in all directions: north to Okayama on the Honshu mainland, west to Matsuyama, south to Kochi and east to Tokushima.

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]


  • Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園). A large and beautiful park located in Takamatsu.  edit
  • Marugame Castle (丸亀城). One of the only 12 remaining original castles in Japan. Located in Marugame.  edit



Kagawa is famous as the home of udon, thick chewy wheat noodles. The local type is still known by the province's old name as Sanuki udon.


Get out[edit]

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