Takamatsu Castle in Kagawa Prefecture is also known as Tamamo Castle. The castle was built in 1590 by Ikoma Chikamasa, the first feudal lord of the Takamatsu Domain. Fifty-four years later the castle and fief were given to the Matsudaira clan. Being built on the shores of Takamatsu, the castle is well known as one of the three mizujiro (water castles) of Japan.
Closed from December 29th to 31st.
Today, the castle grounds—particularly Sakura no Baba—are famous for cherry tree viewing in spring. There are also port facilities to the north side of the castle. Much of the castle is still visible and it has been declared a National Historic Site.
The sayahashi, or sheath bridge, connects the main enclosure and the ninomaru. This covered bridge likely originated at a regular bridge and was transformed into its current form during the Edo period.
The Uchien Garden and Yakuunkaku were villa to Matsudaira Takamatsu in 1917. It once covered twice as much ground as it does today but suffered air raid damage in 1945. In 2012, it was declared National Important Cultural Property.
A direct stop at Takamatsu-Chikko Station.
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