Takamatsu Map

Located on the Shikoku island of Japan, the city of Takamatsu is the capital of the Kagawa prefecture. Takamatsu faces the Inland sea instead of the Pacific Ocean. A democratic and official status was granted to Takamatsu within Japan's administration only in the year of 1890,on the 15 th of February.
According to the 2006 census the city of Takamatsu had a population which exactly touched the figure of 426,514 with the number of persons per square kilometer being 1137. The city of Takamatsu spreads over a total area of 375.05 kilometer square presently and this massive area is due to the expansion in its original boundaries made by the government. The neighboring towns of Shionoe, Mure, Aji, Kagawa, Konan and Kokubunji were included within the city's vicinities in 2006.

In history, Takamatsu finds mention as the place where the Matsudaira clan dating back to the Edo period had set up their capital.

The city of Takamatsu had become important long before that since it was the place centering which the economy of the place developed. Bearing evidence of the city's significance during the Matsudaira period is the Ritsurin Park, a beautiful landscape garden which is famous because it houses some traditional Japanese art and architecture. This park which was crated during the Edo period has still survived the onslaught of numerous centuries to emerge as the numero-uno attraction for a tourist when visiting Takamatsu. However, in modern times the popularity of the city within and without Japan has taken lace chiefly due to the udon noodles which is a typicality of the place and has become synonymous with it. The noodles are more especially called Sanuki Udon and within a short span of time they have become so popular because of their delicious taste and low prices.

Another landmark of the city of Takamatsu is the Great Seto Bridge which ever since its inception has served as the main mode of transit between Takamatsu and Uno. Takamatsu also has been serving as the primary point of connection between the 2 islands of Honshu and Shikoku. The industry of the place is quite stable and is dependent on industries like machinery, lacquer ware, food and paper products.

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Last Updated on: December 13th, 2017