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Kagawa

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Where to eat in Kagawa

Santa's Diner

Santa's Diner

JapanTravel Guest

A nice, simple diner-style burger joint in the Yashima area of Takamatsu. Great flavor, great price, and a robust menu of that delicious..

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Nakano Udon School

Nakano Udon School

Tony Mariani

Nakano Udon School is a restaurant where you can try your hand at preparing Kagawa's celebrated udon noodles. You then get to..

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Places to stay in Kagawa

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Takamatsu Airport

Takamatsu Airport

Kim B

Kagawa's Takamatsu Airport serves as a gateway to the beauty of Shikoku. There are a range of retail stores and eateries at..

Tamamo Park in Kagawa 8

Tamamo Park in Kagawa

Lily Taki

Tamamo Park, in Takamatsu City, Kagawa, is home to the Takamatsu Castle ruins and scores of pine trees. The castle and park are..

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About Kagawa

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Capital Takamatsu
Population 995,842
Area 1,876.73 sq. km

Kagawa Prefecture (香川県, Kagawa-ken) is mainly known for two things: being the smallest prefecture in Japan and for its udon noodles.

In fact, Kagawa's Sanuki udon is so famous that the prefecture's tourism PR campaign has been named "Udon Prefecture." But while you make sure to try out their satisfying Sanuki udon, there's more to Kagawa than their somewhat self-deprecating tourism campaign name suggests. 23 of the Shikoku Pilgrimage’s 88 temples are within Kagawa’s borders, while the Marugame Castle is one of the oldest castles still standing. 

Other notable tourist destinations include the historical garden of Ritsurin Park, and Kankakei, famous for its maple trees. And if you’re in Kagawa, definitely visit the island of Naoshima, renowned for its many art museums and exhibits surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.

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