Takamatsu is the capital of Kagawa Perfecture. It is located on the northern border of Shikoku and faces the Inland Sea. The city was officially founded on February 15, 1890. It had been a political and economic center in this area since the Edo period when the Matsudaira clan made Takamatsu the capital of their han.
Since the opening of the Great Seto Bridge, trains service carries passengers between Takamatsu and Uno (Tamano, Okayama).
The city’s major tourist attraction is Ritsurin Park, a beautiful garden, created in the Edo period.
These days, the city is getting more famous for its noodles (udon). The noodles made in this city are called Sanuki Udon. They are widely considered to be inexpensive and delicious.