Takamatsu, Kagawa

city in Kagawa prefecture, Japan

Takamatsu (高松市, Takamatsu-shi) is the capital city of Kagawa Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Takamatsu castle and city skyline

Takamatsu is on the Inland Sea coast of Shikoku in Japan.[1]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1999.[2]


Takamatsu is the Shikoku port which is closest to Honshu from Shikoku island. Takamatsu was a castle town (joka-machi).[1]


Takamatsu castle in 1882
  • 1588Ikoma Chikamasa begins building Takamatsu castle[3]
  • 2004 – Sunport Takamatsu (サンポート高松, Sanpōto Takamatsu) redevelopment district


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tokushima prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 933-934.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  3. Jcastle, Takamatsu Castle profile; retrieved 2011-11-28.

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Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°3′E / 34.350°N 134.050°E / 34.350; 134.050