This traditional japanese garden is one of the most famous, most beautiful, and largest historical parks
in Japan, designated a Japanese National Treasure. Its building dates back to the Edo period by the feudal lord, and completed after 100 years of improvements and extensions made by the successive lords.
Once a bourg of the Takamatsu castle (one of the three largest Japanese water castles), Takamatsu
has recently redeveloped its waterfront area for business and community developments. Parks, hotels, community hall, symbol tower stand close together, acting as a central location for events and conventions.
Kagawa Prefecture can be characterized by the hundreds of islands, including Shodoshima and
Naoshima which are also national parks. The beauty of the islands lay in coexistance of human and nature which appear in the landscapes of terraced fields, and lifestyles of old ports.