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Takamatsu is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the capital of the prefecture and is situated in the Seto Inland Sea on the island of Shikoku. Takamatsu is the largest city in the prefecture and has a population of more than 420,000 people.

Takamatsu is a port city and has been an important trading center since the Edo period. It is known for its traditional architecture, including the Takamatsu Castle, which was built in 1590 by the daimyo of the Sanuki Province. The city also has many temples and shrines, such as the Ritsurin Garden and the Yashima Temple.

Takamatsu has a long history, dating back to the 8th century when it was first mentioned in historical records. It was a major port city during the Edo period and was the center of trade between Japan and the rest of Asia. During the Meiji period, Takamatsu was the site of a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy.

Takamatsu is a popular tourist destination, with many attractions such as the Yashima Temple, the Takamatsu Castle, the Takamatsu City Museum of Art, and the Ritsurin Garden. The city is also known for its festivals, such as the Takamatsu Festival, which is held in April, and the Takamatsu Matsuri, which is held in October.

Takamatsu is a vibrant city with a lively cultural scene and a rich history. It is an ideal destination for visitors who want to experience the beauty of Japan and explore its fascinating culture.

Excursion tips for a day in Takamtsu

As a tourist in Takamtsu, Japan, there are plenty of activities to do in one day. Here are some of the top activities to enjoy:

1. Visit the Takamatsu Castle - Explore the ruins of the Takamatsu Castle, which was built in 1590 and is a symbol of the city.

2. Take a stroll at Ritsurin Garden - Enjoy the beautiful landscaped gardens, ponds, and tea houses.

3. Visit the Shikoku Mura Village - Explore the traditional village and its many historic buildings.

4. Shop at the Takamatsu Port - Browse the many shops and restaurants at the port.

5. Explore the Tamamo Park - Enjoy the park's many attractions, including the Tamamo Zoo and the Tamamo Castle.

6. Visit the Takamatsu Art Museum - View the many works of art from around the world.

7. Take a boat ride on the Seto Inland Sea - Take a boat ride and admire the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea.

8. Visit the Yashima Island - Explore the island and its many attractions, including the Yashima Aquarium and the Yashima Lighthouse.

9. Enjoy the local cuisine - Try some of the local specialties, such as the Takamatsu-style udon and Sanuki beef.

10. Take a stroll along the Takamatsu waterfront - Enjoy the stunning views of the Seto Inland Sea.

Experience Takamtsu with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Takamtsu. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Takamtsu

Takamatsu in Japan experiences a subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. In spring (March-May), the weather is mild and sunny with occasional rain showers. Summer (June-August) is hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 30°C. In autumn (September-November), the temperatures gradually cool down and the leaves turn a beautiful shade of red and orange. Winter (December-February) is cold and wet with occasional snowfall, and temperatures can drop to as low as 5°C.

Cruise weather for Takamtsu

Our weather forecast for Takamtsu helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 22.7 °C
8.6 m/s
7.6 m/s
99.6 %
20.4 m
90.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 23 °C
7.2 m/s
10.4 m/s
99.9 %
22.0 m
88.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 22.5 °C
9.0 m/s
7.6 m/s
86.7 %
23.8 m
82.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 23.4 °C
11.9 m/s
10.1 m/s
90.2 %
24.1 m
77.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 22.9 °C
10.1 m/s
9.7 m/s
76.1 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 24.3 °C
10.8 m/s
10.1 m/s
52.5 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 32.1 °C
min: 24.8 °C
10.1 m/s
10.8 m/s
84.2 %
23.9 m
73.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 25.1 °C
9.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
83.6 %
24.1 m
73.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 33.2 °C
min: 25.2 °C
10.1 m/s
8.3 m/s
84.0 %
24.1 m
69.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 25.8 °C
11.9 m/s
12.2 m/s
80.6 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 25.5 °C
10.8 m/s
7.9 m/s
68.6 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 33.8 °C
min: 25.5 °C
12.2 m/s
21.2 m/s
97.4 %
24.1 m
60.7 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 25.1 °C
9.0 m/s
12.7 m/s
86.4 %
23.0 m
66.1 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 23.5 °C
10.8 m/s
16.2 m/s
89.0 %
24.1 m
66.7 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Takamtsu

Would you like to travel to Takamtsu on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Takamtsu.

Scheduled ship calls in Takamtsu, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 07:30 am 02:30 pm
Mar. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Mar. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 LE SOLEAL 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Apr. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 12:00 pm 08:00 pm
May 6th 2025 Tuesday, 6th of May 2025 MS Regatta 09:00 am 09:00 pm
May 25th 2025 Sunday, 25th of May 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 26th 2025 Monday, 26th of May 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 9th 2025 Monday, 9th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 10th 2025 Tuesday, 10th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Oct. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Oct. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2025 Thursday, 30th of Oct. 2025 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 8th 2026 Wednesday, 8th of Apr. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 12:00 pm 08:00 pm
Apr. 12th 2026 Sunday, 12th of Apr. 2026 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 4th 2026 Monday, 4th of May 2026 Azamara Pursuit 12:00 pm 08:00 pm

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