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Kagawa

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Kagawa
Location
Japan kagawa map small.png
Flag
Flag of Kagawa Prefecture.svg
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.

Understand[edit]

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

Cities[edit]

  • 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

Talk[edit]

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]

See[edit][add listing]

  • 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

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Eat[edit][add listing]

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.

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Get out[edit]



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