Located on the northeastern edge of Shikoku Island, Kagawa Prefecture is best known as the “Udon Prefecture” for its famous thick wheat noodles. This compact and scenic prefecture is rich with cultural heritage and natural beauty. Home to the charming Ritsurin Garden, one of Japan’s most renowned historical gardens, Kagawa also boasts the art-filled islands of Naoshima and Teshima, making it a top destination for art enthusiasts. Besides, the prefecture is also known for the Kotohira-gu Shrine, a popular pilgrimage site. Kagawa’s unique blend of art, cuisine, and history create an irresistible allure for travelers.
- Takamatsu Airport is the main airport serving Kagawa Prefecture. Domestic flights connect Kagawa to major cities like Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Okinawa. Some international flights also operate, connecting to cities like Seoul and Shanghai.
- From Tokyo: About 1 hour 20 minutes
- From Fukuoka: About 55 minutes
A bus service is available from the airport to Takamatsu Station, taking around 40 minutes.
The Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) provides services within Shikoku Island.
- From Okayama Station to Takamatsu Station via JR Marine Liner: About 1 hour
- From Osaka to Takamatsu via JR Seto-Ohashi Line: About 2.5 hours
Ferries run between various parts of Honshu and Shikoku, including services from Kobe and Okayama to Takamatsu.
- From Kobe: About 3 hours
- From Okayama: About 1 hour
Remember, travel times can vary depending on specific schedules and routes.