Welcome to Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa! Located in the northeast part of Shikoku Island, Kagawa is perhaps best known for Sanuki Udon, art scenes, and long-standing pilgrimage culture. Kagawa’s main sights are clustered close together in the north and northwest. They are connected by the Takamatsu Expressway, which runs through the entire prefecture. The prefectural capital, Takamatsu, boasts several incredible sights such as Ritsurin Garden—one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens, Isamu Noguchi Museum—featuring all works of the American-Japanese sculptor, and many others. Kagawa is also home to 23 out of 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage.


Kagawa Prefecture has plenty to offer with spiritual pilgrimage routes, islands, dedicated to contemporary art, olive production, sandy beaches, and the many Sanuki Udon shops.


The capital of Kagawa and gateway to Shikoku


World-renowned art island


Home to beautiful kabuki playhouse, and Shikoku’s most popular shrine, Kompirasan


Port city that connects Shikoku to Honshu

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Sanuki Udon

Originated in Kagawa, Sanuki udon has since spread throughout Japan and became one of the nation’s staple food. Udon is so deeply rooted in Kagawa due to its climate and soil that is perfect for the cultivation of flour. The taste and serving style of udon varies from shop to shop, but generally, it comes with a variety of toppings and is often served in a dashi soup with green onions and tempura flakes. The noodles from Kagawa are characterized by their firm and supple texture with thick, square shapes and flat edges.


This popular local dish is originated in Marugame. The whole thigh of the chicken is elaborately grilled in the oven and seasoned with spice. You can choose between oyadori (old chicken) or wakadori (young chicken). Old chicken has a chewy, meaty flavor; while the young chicken is tender and easy to chew. The crispy, juicy flesh of honetsukidori goes best with beer. (Image via My Kagawa)

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Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!

Udon Making

Udon Making

Kagawa is also known as the “Udon-ken” (udon prefecture), and there are a few famous spots where you can learn how to make your own udon. The lesson starts with kneading the dough, rolling it with a special pin, and boiling it. After making it, you can enjoy the udon as your lunch (soup and toppings are prepared).


About 90 percent of all the uchiwa in Japan or a total of 100 million units are produced in Marugame. In the demonstration area, you can see the techniques of uchiwa making and the processes. There is also a popular activity corner where you can create your uchiwa! You can choose your favorite paper and with the help of the staff, you can make your one-of-a-kind uchiwa and bring it home.

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Recommended Hotels

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JR Clement Inn Takamatsu

JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu

Rihga Hotel Zest Takamatsu

Takamatsu Tokyu REI Hotel

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