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Although Kagawa is the smallest prefecture in Japan, it is full of attractions. If you want to visit popular sightseeing spots in Kagawa, it is convenient to have a rental car. We will introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Kagawa that are popular for their scenic views, such as movie filming lo...

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Recommended sightseeing spots in Kagawa Prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest prefecture in Japan, but it is a popular spot for enjoying a tour of the unique islands of the Seto Inland Sea, such as Shodoshima and Naoshima, and for its wonderful scenery, including Instagram points.

Furthermore, it is a famous udon production area, so much so that it is known as the ``Udon Prefecture.'' Please try the various ways to eat it.

In this article, we will introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Kagawa Prefecture that you should visit, rental cars that can be rented in those areas, and recommended rental cars that depart from Takamatsu Airport.

Ritsurin Park

Ritsurin Park is a 400-year-old Japanese garden in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture that has been designated as a special scenic spot by the country. It is the largest garden in Japan that has been designated as a cultural property.

The garden, which is known as the ``Ikeizumi Kaiyushiki'' style, skillfully features 6 ponds and 13 artificial mountains against the backdrop of the deep green ``Shunzan''.The garden is blessed with seasonal features, and the scenery changes with each step. It has the charm of "scenery".

The architecture and stonework within the park are also attractive. Its beautiful garden is highly praised, and it is recommended that you take a graceful tour of the scenic beauty of the strolling garden on a Japanese boat.

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Kotohira Shrine

Kotohira Shrine is a shrine located halfway up Mt. Zouzu. Known since ancient times as ``Sanuki no Konpira-san'', it is worshiped as the god of agriculture, breeding, medicine, and protection of the sea.

There are a total of 1,368 stone steps leading up to Genkon Shrine (Okusha). The street where the stone steps begin is lined with souvenir and udon shops, and as you head towards the main shrine, you will come across historical buildings such as Shoin and Asahisha, both designated as important cultural properties.

Other well-known events include Kemari, which is held three times a year, ``Yellow Charm of Happiness,'' and ``Konpira Inu.''

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"Chichibugahama" is a calm beach in Kagawa Prefecture that boasts a long beach of approximately 1 km.

At dusk when the tide is low, it has become a hot topic that you can take photos that look like the Uyuni Salt Flats, and it has become a popular spot as it has been spread on social media, and now sightseeing tours are organized from all over the country. It has become.

In order to take spectacular photos, several conditions must be met. It is especially beautiful when low tide and sunset coincide, when there is no wind and the water surface is not rippled, and the hours just before or after sunset are especially beautiful.

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Takamatsu Airport

Takamatsu Airport is Kagawa Prefecture's air gateway. It operates regular domestic flights to Tokyo and Naha, and international flights to Seoul, Shanghai, and Taipei.

Inside the airport, there are restaurants where you can try Kagawa Prefecture's famous Sanuki udon, souvenir shops selling raw noodles, and udon sofas and objects with udon motifs, making it an udon-filled airport.

There are also facilities recommended for families with children nearby, such as Sanuki Airport Park, which has a wealth of athletic activities, and Sanuki Kodomo no Kuni, where you can enjoy a planetarium. You can spend your time waiting for your flight without getting bored.

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Enjoy Kagawa Prefecture to the fullest

If you want to go sightseeing in Kagawa Prefecture, it would be a good idea to rent a car at Takamatsu Airport. It takes about 25 minutes to reach the center of Takamatsu City. Some rental car companies allow you to depart from Takamatsu Airport and drop off your car at Takamatsu Station. If you request a drop-off location at the time of reservation according to your itinerary, your return journey will be easier.

Make good use of your rental car and enjoy your trip to the fullest!

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